Tony Lewis

Associate Professor

Position

Associate Professor

Qualifications

CIEH Fellow

Contact details

tony.lewis@rau.ac.uk

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Biography

Tony Lewis joined RAU in January 2019 as an Associate Professor and is leading for the University on apprenticeships.  Tony also has teaching and research commitments in respect of food, food safety, food policy and the impact of Brexit on food. 

Tony is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, a Fellow of CIEH and, prior to January 2019, had been Head of Policy for many years at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health where he worked closely with Government departments, agencies and senior civil servants.

Tony has a significant media profile and is a regular contributor to BBC 1’s ‘Watchdog’ programme; he also appears regularly on range of other TV and Radio programmes.

Tony has also served in the past as a Director of the UK Public Health Register and is a member of numerous Governmental steering groups and committees. He is also a member of a group advising the Mayor of London on the implications of Brexit on food supply.

Prior to joining CIEH, Tony had a long history as an environmental health based academic at numerous UK and overseas Universities including Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University, the School of Public Health Medicine at Nottingham University, Homerton School of Health Sciences at Cambridge University and the University of Surrey.

Tony has an extensive record of publications and conference papers – some of the most notable being at the US National Environmental Association’s conferences in Columbus Ohio, San Diego and Las Vegas; BAE Systems Occupational Health and Safety Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Governor of Iowa’s Public Health Conferences.  Tony has also co-authored a book on professional practice in public health.

Tony’s latest papers are: ‘Food, Brexit and Northern Ireland: Critical Issues’; co-authored with Gary McFarlane and Professor Tim Lang; ‘Feeding Britain – Food Security After Brexit’; co-authored with Professors Tim Lang, Erik Millstone and Terry Marsden; ‘Why Local Authorities Should Prepare Food Brexit Plans’; co-authored with Professors Tim Lang and Erik Millstone and Gary McFarlane and Post-Brexit Food Trade Across the UK’s Borders: Some Inconvenient Truths. All papers are published by the Food Research Collaboration.

Research

My current research interests focus on Brexit and it’s potential impact on the UK’s food climate, industry and consumer.

Publications

A full list of Publications is available upon request however, notable publications and conference papers include:

Why Local Authorities Should Prepare Food Brexit Plans’; co-authored with Professors Tim Lang and Erik Millstone and Gary McFarlane; Food Research Collaboration; December 2018

Post-Brexit Food Trade Across the UK’s Borders: Some Inconvenient Truths. Food Research Collaboration; October 2018

Feeding Britain – Food Security After Brexit; Tony Lewis, Professor Tim Lang, Professor Erik Millstone and Professor Terry Marsden; Food Research Collaboration; June 2018

Food, Brexit and Northern Ireland – Critical Issues; Tony Lewis, Professor Tim Lang and Gary McFarlane; Food Research Collaboration; April 2018

Environmental Health Threshold Concepts and Core Competencies- Foundations for a Global Environmental Health Curriculum?  Maurice Brennan, Sian Buckley, Professor Steven Konkel;  Governor of Iowa’s Public Health Conference, Ames Iowa, 2015.

Re-engineering environmental health for challenging times; Tony Lewis, Sian Buckley, Professor Steve Konkel, and Dr Pauline Rodriguez; National Environmental Health Association of America’s Annual Conference, Columbus Ohio, June 2014

The Wider Determinants of Health - Reconnecting Public and Environmental Health to secure community health; Is our Community Healthy Conference; UniKL; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2012

Improving the effectiveness of (health and safety) training through the use of personal reflection; Sian Buckley and Tony Lewis, BAE Systems Occupational Health and Safety Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2011

Developing a competence-based leadership development programme for Environmental Health; Maurice Brennan, Professor Steve Konkel; and Tony Lewis; IFEH 11th World Congress on Environmental Health and CIPHI 76th Annual Educational Conference; Vancouver, BC; September 2010

Professional Practice in Public Health; edited by Dr Jill Stewart, Reflect Press Ltd; 2009

Developing a competence-based world wide curriculum for Environmental Health; Maurice Brennan and Tony Lewis; IFEH 10th World Congress on Environmental Health; Brisbane, Australia; 2008