Current work and interests
Nancy’s research addresses how language is used to frame arguments in UK dietary public health policy, with a particular focus on the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) and recent out-of-home calorie menu labelling legislation. Her work employs qualitative methods drawn from sociology, political science, and policy studies.
Background and experience
Nancy received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Analysis and Biology at Pomona College in California. During her studies, she developed an interest in medical anthropology and ethics, and upon graduation, pursued a Master’s degree in Health, Medicine and Society at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.
Her MPhil dissertation examined the ethical implications of folic acid fortification of grains. After completion of her MPhil, Nancy worked in the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath on its TobaccoTactics website as an investigative research assistant. In this post, she worked to expose tobacco industry strategies to undermine public health and developed an interest in commercial determinants of health.