(Public Health Nutritionist)
Pamela Mason is a public health nutritionist, gaining an MSc and PhD in nutrition from King’s College London in 1989 after which she worked in training healthcare professionals in nutrition. Having begun her professional life as a community pharmacist, she also worked in pharmacy journalism writing articles, open learning materials, and conference reports from around the world. Pamela has also worked in public relations for the food industry.
In 2003 she moved from London to a rural village in Monmouthshire where her passion for all things food expanded. Farming, animal welfare, organic growing, food events in the village, new conversations… all conspired to make her realize there was a great deal more to food than she had thought about.
Ten years ago she completed a Masters Degree (with distinction) in food policy at City University in London where she developed a particular interestin sustainable diets and sustainable food systems and in the impact diet has on health and the environment.
She has written four food and nutrition-related books, including most recently a book entitled ‘Sustainable Diets. How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food System’ which she co-authored with Professor Tim Lang from City University.Sustainable Diets was shortlisted for a Guild of Food Writers book award in 2018.
Pamela works with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) on their sustainable diet policy ‘One Blue Dot’ and is on the advisory panel for Public Health Wales. With a keen interest in short food supply chains and local food, she also works with local food networks in Monmouthshire where she is based and with the well known Food Festival in Abergavenny.In 2017, she created the menu for an all Monmouthshire Breakfast for which all the food is sourced from within the county boundary. She chairs the newly established Abergavenny Food Forum and lectures both nationally and internationally.