Dr Jessica Paddock

Dr Jessica Paddock

Dr Jessica Paddock
Senior Lecturer in Sociology

G.05, 10 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 928 8239

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies


My research agenda is concerned with how a sociological understanding of everyday eating practices can inform transitions towards more sustainable societies. At the heart of this program is exploring how social inequalities affect the potential for such transition, and to make a contribution to critical debates at the environment/society interface, at a global  level. By putting sociologiocal data to the task of understanding differentiated everyday lives, we are well equipped to challenge configurations upholding environmentally and socially unsustainable arrangements.

Latest publications

  1. Paddock, J, Neuman, N & Mylan, J, 2019, ‘Exploring (non‐)meat eating and “translated cuisines” out of home: Evidence from three English cities’. International Journal of Consumer Studies., pp. 1-8
  2. Warde, A, Whillans, JA & Paddock, J, 2019, ‘The allure of variety: Eating out in three English cities, 2015’. Poetics, vol 72., pp. 17-31
  3. Paddock, J, 2018, ‘Consumption, Class and Taste’. in: Hanbook of Consumer Culture. SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 61-77
  4. Paddock, J, Baker, S, Cullen-Unsworth, LC, Smith, AM & Unsworth, RKF, 2018, ‘Seagrass meadows as a coupled social–ecological system: Insights from seagrass meadows in the Turks and Caicos Islands’. in: Handbook on Nature: Cardiff University. SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 393-418
  5. Paddock, J, 2017, ‘Household consumption and environmental change: rethinking the policy problem through narratives of food practice’. Journal of Consumer Culture, vol 17., pp. 122-139
  6. Warde, A, Welch, D & Paddock, J, 2017, ‘Studying consumption through the lens of practice’. in: Routledge Handbook on Consumption. Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 25-35
  7. Paddock, J, Warde, A & Whillans, J, 2017, ‘The changing meaning of eating out in three English cities 1995–2015’. Appetite, vol 119., pp. 5-13
  8. Warde, A, Whillans, JA & Paddock, J, 2017, ‘On the Slow Pace of Culture Change and Prospects for the Improvement of Men’. Discover Society, vol 52.
  9. Paddock, J & Smith, AM, 2017, ‘What role for trade in food sovereignty? Insights from a small island archipelago’. Journal of Peasant Studies.
  10. Paddock, JR, 2017, ‘Changing consumption, changing tastes? Exploring consumer narratives for food secure, sustainable and healthy diets’. Journal of Rural Studies, vol 53., pp. 102-110

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