Profile: Charlotte Godziewski - Lecturer in Sociology and Policy

Charlotte Godziewski - Lecturer in Sociology and Policy

Charlotte is a lecturer in sociology and policy at Aston University. She works on health promotion and the political determinants of non-communicable diseases.

Her interest in the politics of health developed while working as a dietitian in Nepal between 2012 and 2014, where she established and led a nutrition department in Dhulikhel at the Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital. After coming back to Europe, she worked as a policy intern for Food and Agriculture at the European Public Health Alliance.

 

Charlotte Godziewski's COVID-19 Diary

24 Sep 2020 : Brief thought on covid fatigue

I’m having covid fatigue these days. I’m getting to a point where I lack the energy to feel strongly about the latest UK government mess-up, their latest new ideas on how to put profits before people, on how to overreach and avoid parliament scrutiny. And so on. It’s difficult to sustain feelings of outrage, and there’s so much to ...  Read this >>

Charlotte Godziewski, Lecturer in Sociology and Policy

28 Jul 2020 : A (very) short reading list to understand why Boris Johnson’s obesity campaign is useless

For decades, research has been explaining and continues to explain the complex, structural causes of obesity and obesity-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). That is why seeing the hype around Boris Johnson’s latest anti-obesity campaign is so depressing and exhausting. Obesity and diet-related NCDs are determined politically, commercially and ...  Read this >>

Charlotte Godziewski, Lecturer in Sociology and Policy

28 May 2020 : Heroic workers. Resilient retailers. Responsible consumers. Entitled Government Elites

Let’s have a look at some of the different subjects constructed by this horribly cruel and incompetent UK government amidst this crisis: The Heroic Worker: Without a reliable system of protecting, testing and contact tracing in place, the first step of ‘reopening the economy’ has been to sacrifice blue collar workers and send them back ...  Read this >>

Charlotte Godziewski, Lecturer in Sociology and Policy

26 May 2020 : Let's go buy a new car!

I am perplexed by the emphasis the Prime Minister put on reopening car showrooms in his last briefing. Many people are facing financial hardship and precarity because of covid and because of the consequences of the government's mismanagement of this crisis. I am therefore wondering if buying a new car is really the top priority on people's minds right now...  Read this >>

Charlotte Godziewski, Lecturer in Sociology and Policy

07 May 2020 : Recalibrate my hopes

There is so much I've been meaning to write about this crisis, but so far everytime I tried, I couldn't put anything down on paper. Thinking about covid confronts me with the magnitude - not just of the pandemic - but of all the failures of our political systems. All that which links together the major ills of the anthropocene, all these connections invad...  Read this >>

Charlotte Godziewski, Lecturer in Sociology and Policy

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