Dr. Charlene Elliott is a Professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Film, and is jointly appointed with the Faculty of Kinesiology. She leads the Food, Policy & Health initiatives and was CIHR Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health (2011-2022). Dr. Elliott's program of research examines food marketing, promotion and policy, with a particular focus on foods targeted at children.
Dr. Emily Truman is the Program Coordinator for GrabFM! Research Project and Research Associate in Food, Policy and Health. She has a PhD in Communication Studies, and has published on diverse topics, including media literacy, food literacy, food marketing to teenagers, and icons/symbols and visual culture.
Dr. Matt Ventresca is a postdoctoral scholar holding a PhD in Kinesiology and Health Studies, specializing in the sociocultural study of sport, health, and the body. His scholarly interests lie at the intersections of health, media, and science. Matt is researching the factors shaping young people’s ideas about cannabis edibles including marketing, policy, and perceptions of risk. This research direction builds on a concurrent project in which he is examining the media framing of cannabis use among professional athletes.