Dr Naomi Salmon

LLB Wales, PhD

Dr Naomi Salmon


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Representative work

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


Member of Cynnal Cymru - Sustain Wales -

Member of the Welsh Grain Forum -

Coordinator, Llanbadarn Campus Growing Project.


Module Coordinator

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-Universit?t 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.


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.


Food Futures: Food Security, Sustainable Diets and the Human Right to FoodSalmon, N. 2016 In : Cambrian Law Review.45, 2014, p. 125-165
Affordable Food and Human Rights: Report of a Seminar held on 29th April 2015 as part of the Organic Centre Wales / BOBL Food Values Project Frost , D. & Salmon, N. 2015 Organic Centre Wales. 18 p.
What's Cooking? From GM Food to Nanofood: Regulating Risk and Trade in EuropeSalmon, N. 2009 In : Environmental Law Review.11, 2, p. 97-11519 p.
European Community Law and Nanotechnology: A Risky Business?Salmon, N. 2009
Human Rights in the Market Place: The Exploitation of Rights Protection by Economic ActorsHarding, C., Kohl, U. & Salmon, N. 2008 Taylor & Francis.
Size Matters When Nano is on the MenuSalmon, N. 2008 Food Magazine, 83, p. 10-112 p.
The European Laboratory: The Construction of Consumer Rights in EuropeSalmon, N. 2008 Human Rights in the Market Place: The Exploitation of Rights Protection by Economic Actors. Harding, C., Kohl, U. & Salmon, N. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 125-166 (Markets and the Law)
Nanotech: Size Really Does MatterSalmon, N. J. 2008 In : The Ecologist.May edition, p. 16-172 p.
Profit in the Beef Industry and Human Health: Consumer Rights as Basic Human RightsSalmon, N. 2008 Human Rights in the Market Place: The Exploitation of Rights Protection by Economic Actors. Harding, C., Kohl, U. & Salmon, N. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 53-80 (Markets and the Law)
Pregnancy GFI Wales: Follow Up Study: Lesbian perspectives on pregnancy, work and the 'written statement' of rights and responsibilities proposed by EOC WalesSalmon, N. 2005 Cardiff: Equal Opportunities Commission Wales. 11 p.
The Internet and the Human Right to Food: The European Rapid Alert System for Food and FeedSalmon, N. 2005 In : Information and Communications Technology Law.14, 1, p. 43-5715 p.
What's 'Novel' About It? Substantial Equivalence, Precaution and Consumer Protection 1997-2004Salmon, N. 2005 In : Environmental Law Review.7, 2, p. 138-14912 p.
A European Perspective on the Precautionary Principle, Food Safety and the Free Trade Imperative of the WTOSalmon, N. 2002 In : European Law Review.p. 138-15518 p.