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Dr Liz Dinnie

Dr Liz Dinnie

Dr Liz Dinnie

Liz Dinnie

 +44 (0)344 928 5428

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


My research interests focus on community initiatives, social change and social justice. I am particularly interested in the ways in which local and grassroots movements for change are influencing and being influenced by changes in governing. Further details can be found on my James Hutton Institute staff page.

My current work for SEFARI explores the potential of locally produced food and food growing to address household food insecurity. The aim is to understand the benefits that local food growing can deliver and to find alternatives to food banks for dealing with food poverty. This work will inform local food growing strategies currently being developed by local authorities, and development of national food policy through the Good Food Nation Bill.

I am currently Convenor for the British Sociological Association’s Scottish Sociology Group, and sit on the Scottish Steering Group for the Campaign for Social Sciences.

Leading Ideas

  • Food & Drink Innovation
  • Food Safety
  • Food Security
  • Local Food
  • Land and Communities
  • Demographic Change

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.3 - Food Security
  • 3.3.2 Enhancing food security
  • 3.3.3 Local food