Christine Knight

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Dr Christine Knight is Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Science, Technology & Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on contemporary food history and culture, especially nutrition and dietary advice. Christine currently holds a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Fellowship to investigate the negative stereotype of the Scottish diet, which is often associated with unhealthy, deep-fried foods such as the notorious deep-fried Mars Bar.

Originally from Australia, Christine studied at the University of Adelaide before joining the University of Edinburgh in 2008.

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Areas of Interest
Economics and Social Sciences
University of Edinburgh
Key words
Food, Nutrition, Diet, National identity, Scotland, Media

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