Photograph of Dr Naomi Salmon.Dr Naomi Salmon

Lecturer
LLB Wales, PhD

Contact

Email: njs@aber.ac.uk
Office: 2.40 Elystan Morgan Building, Llanbadarn
Phone: 01970 622733

Teaching Areas

Postgraduate teaching & assessment:

  • Contemporary Issues in Food Policy & Law;
  • Subsistence & Basic Welfare Rights;
  • Food, Ecology & the Law;
  • Disciplinary Perspectives on Research;
  • Supervision & examination of postgraduate research. 

Undergraduate teaching and assessment:

  • Food Policy and Law;
  • Public Law;
  • Medicine Ethics and Law;
  • Criminal Law;
  • European Law;
  • Torts Law (Pre-natal negligence).

Teaching undertaken outside the Department:

  • Short Course - Contemporary Issues in Food Policy & Law, Department of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic,  28th April - 2nd May 2014.
  • Food Labelling & the Law, Guest Lecture, Catering Dept., Coleg Ceredigion, 2015.
  • Human Rights to Subsistence and Basic Welfare, Lectures & seminars delivered as part of  a short course – The European System of Human Rights Protection - run by the Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
  • An Overview of Advance Directives / Living Wills, A Presentation and Q&A session for carers organised by the Red-Cross Outreach Project, Ystwyth Surgery, Aberystwyth.

Research

Sustainability & Food Security; Human Rights; European Food Policy & Law; International Law & the Food Market; Regulatory Risk Analysis; Regulation of New Technologies in Food & Agriculture; Modern Biotechnology; Nanotechnologies, Agriculture, Food & the Law.

My research draws together these various strands to explore the boundaries between the rhetoric and reality of sustainability and consumer protection within the EU market arena. I am particularly interested in the way in which Community law seeks to address and mediate the conflicting interests of key stakeholders – industry, State and consumer. Much of my work on the regulation of food biotechnology focuses on issues of risk analysis – particularly risk management - and the development of law and policy in this highly controversial area. More recently, my interests have extended into wider issues of sustainability and food security.  My doctoral thesis and current research explores the interface between consumer rights and human rights, testing the extent to which human rights argumentation might usefully be employed as a mechanism to lift key consumer rights out of the general mire of market regulation, thus promoting what must be the primary goal of any rational system of food governance: feeding the people, and feeding them well.

 

Recent Publications

  • Salmon, N.,  Nanotechnologies, Food and EU Law, monograph, in progress (Publisher: Ashgate) 
  • Salmon, N.,  From Biotechnology to Nanotechnology: Trade, Risk and Consumer Rights in the EU, monograph, in progress (Publisher: Edward Elgar)
  • Salmon, N. (2015) ‘Food Futures: Food Security, Sustainable Diets and the Human Right to Adequate Food’, journal article, forthcoming.
  • Frost, D. & Salmon, N. (2015) Affordable Food, Report  of a Seminar held on 29th April 2015, as part of the Organic Wales / BOBL Food Values Project, forthcoming.
  • Salmon, N., (2014) 'A Time for Change: the Sustainability Imperative in UK Food Policy & Law', Food Ethics Magazine, January 2014.
  • Salmon, N. (2013) ‘Let's Talk About Rights! Putting People at the Heart of the Sustainable Food Debate', The Ecologist Online, December 2013.
  • Salmon, N. (2010) Nanofoods: coming to a supermarket near you soon? The Food Magazine, July 2010.
  • Salmon, N. (2009) 'What's Cooking? From GM Food to Nanofood: Regulating Risk and Trade in Europe', Environmental Law Review, 11, pp.97–115.
  • Salmon, N. (2009) 'European Community Law and Nanotechnology: A Risky Business?' The Bioscience Resource Project: Fundamentals in Food and Agriculture, June 2009, available online via http://www.bioscienceresource.org/

 

Conference Papers & Research Presentations

  • 'Let’s Talk About Rights! Building a Sustainable Food Future & the Human Right to Adequate Food, Affordable Food Seminar, organised by Organic Centre Walesin connection with their BOBL project, Aberystwyth University, 29th April, 2015.
  • ‘Dietary Health, Functional Foods and the Law’, SLSA Annual Conference 2015, Warwick University, April 2015.
  • Childhood Obesity: A Case of Parental Neglect or State Failure?’  SLSA Annual Conference 2015, Warwick University, April 2015.
  • ‘Let Them Eat Spam – But Not Too Much! Food Security and Consumer Rights in a Time of Ecological Crisis’. Staff Research Seminar, Aberystwyth University, June 2013.
  • 'Sustainable Food Futures: Limiting Choice to Protect Rights', SLSA Annual Conference 2013, University of York, March 2013.
  • 'Building a Sustainable Food Future for the UK: The Role of Policy and Law', Oxford Real Farming Conference, Oxford, January 2013.
  • 'Nanotechnology, Food Safety and EU Law: States of Ignorance, Precaution and the Negotiation of “Acceptable Risk”' Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2009, De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • Nanotechnologies and EU Food Law: Another Game of Regulatory Catch-up? Nanotech Northern Europe Conference, Bella Centre, Copenhagen, 2008
  • From the Corporate Laboratory to the Supermarket: Genetic Engineering, Nanotechnology & that Old Chestnut ‘the’ Precautionary Principle, Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2008, ManchesterUniversity
  • What’s Cooking? From Genetically Modified Food to Atomically Modified Food: Regulating Risk and Trade in the EU Marketplace, University of Wales Staff / Student Law Conference 2008, Gregynog Conference Centre, Newtown, Wales
  • Safety and Choice in the Food Market: The Rhetoric and Reality of EU Consumer Policy in the 21st Century, 4th International Conference on Law, 16-17 July 2007, Athens, Greece
  • The European Laboratory: The Construction of Consumer Rights in the EU, Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2007, University of Kent, Canterbury
  • Food Additives: Consumer Safety and Consumer Choice, University of Wales Staff / Student Law Conference 2007, Gregynog Conference Centre, Newtown, Wales
  • Pregnancy Discrimination in Wales: Lesbian Experiences of Pregnancy & Work. Socio -Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Stirling University, Scotland
  • The Internet and the Human Right to Food: The European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed.  Law via the Internet, 6th Conference, Paris, 3-5th November 2004
  • GM Foods: ‘Acceptability’, ‘Risk’ & the Human Right to ‘Adequate’ Food. Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2004, GlasgowUniversity
  • Water as Food: Fluoridated Water and Human Rights in Europe, University of Wales Conference 2004, Gregynog Conference Centre, Newtown
  • The Precautionary Principle and the Regulation of Foods Derived from GMOs: A European  Perspective,European Law Students’ Association (ELSA): International Conference: Hot Issues in  European Law, 2002, MasarykUniversity, Brno, Czech Republic
  • A European Perspective on the Precautionary Principle and the Free Trade Imperative of the WTO,  Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2002, University of Wales,  Aberystwyth
  •  The Consumer and the European Legislative Process: Foods Derived from GMOs, SLSA Annual Conference 2002, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • The Evolution of European Consumer Policy and the Regulation of GMOs, Law DepartmentResearch Seminar, 2002, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • Lesbian Parenting, Perceptions of Family Law and the Human Rights Act 1998, SLSA Annual Conference 2001, BristolUniversity
  • The Development of the Precautionary Principle: A Potential Basis for Consumer Rights Claims Regarding the Safety of Novel Foods?  Law Department Research Seminar, 2001, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • The Regulatory Framework Governing Novel Foods in the UK and Europe, University of Wales Conference 2002, Gregynog Conference Centre, Newtown
  • GM Foods and the Rights of the Consumer, Law Department Research Seminar, 2000,University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Additional Interests

Representative work

Dr Naomi Salmon has become a councillor on Borth Community Council.

Interests

Member of Cynnal Cymru  - Sustain Waleshttp://www.cynnalcymru.com/

Member of the Welsh Grain Forum - http://welshgrainforum.co.uk/

Coordinator,  Llanbadarn Campus Growing Project.

Publications


2009

Article

Salmon, N. 2009. What's Cooking? From GM Food to Nanofood: Regulating Risk and Trade in Europe. Environmental Law Review 11 (2) pp. 97-115. 10.1350/enlr.2009.11.2.047

Salmon, N. 2009. European Community Law and Nanotechnology: A Risky Business? Unknown Journal Work In Progress Not Yet Submitted


2008

Book

Harding, C., Kohl, U., Salmon, N. 2008. Human Rights in the Market Place: The Exploitation of Rights Protection by Economic Actors., Ashgate Publishing Group

Chapter

Salmon, N. 2008. The European Laboratory: The Construction of Consumer Rights in Europe. In C. Harding, U. Kohl, N. Salmon (eds), Human Rights in the Market Place: The Exploitation of Rights Protection by Economic Actors. Markets and the Law, Ashgate Publishing Group pp. 125-166.

Salmon, N. 2008. Profit in the Beef Industry and Human Health: Consumer Rights as Basic Human Rights. In C. Harding, U. Kohl, N. Salmon (eds), Human Rights in the Market Place: The Exploitation of Rights Protection by Economic Actors. Markets and the Law, Ashgate Publishing Group pp. 53-80.

Article

Salmon, N.J. 2008. Nanotech: Size Really Does Matter. The Ecologist (May edition) pp. 16-17.

Other contribution

Salmon, N. 2008. Size Matters When Nano is on the Menu.


2005

Article

Salmon, N. 2005. What's 'Novel' About It? Substantial Equivalence, Precaution and Consumer Protection 1997-2004. Environmental Law Review 7 (2) pp. 138-149. 10.1350/enlr.7.2.138.66480 Cadair

Special issue

Salmon, N. 2005. The Internet and the Human Right to Food: The European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. Information and Communications Technology Law 14 (1) pp. 43-57. 10.1080/1360083042000325300 Cadair

Other contribution

Salmon, N. 2005. Pregnancy GFI Wales: Follow Up Study: Lesbian perspectives on pregnancy, work and the 'written statement' of rights and responsibilities proposed by EOC Wales. Cadair Other


2002

Article

Salmon, N. 2002. A European Perspective on the Precautionary Principle, Food Safety and the Free Trade Imperative of the WTO. European Law Review pp. 138-155. Cadair