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Why variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) is different to other types of hazard. (November 2010)

This includes a comment on spending more money on research into variant CJD.
Response to Edinburgh University lecture on variant CJD (November 2010). 
Information on variant CJD in a second genetic type (November 2010).

The Need for a Second BSE Inquiry (December 2016)

Research on the Economics of Food Safety and its relevance to UK food safety policy.  

This page includes a comment on economics and politics, and a discussion on the willingness to pay for public goods. 

It also includes a comment on Alzheimer's Disease and the Government's Resource Allocation.

Football and Head Injury

The Future for Football: Heading, Brain Injury and Dementia.  

This page includes a list of former UK footballers with dementia; and a discussion on the possible link between heading and cognitive decline. 

Football and Stadium Safety

This page includes an argument against 'safe standing'  at UK Football Grounds

Newcastle Local Interest

Food Retailing in Newcastle upon Tynea retrospective view (2011)

Discussion on the proposed Blue House Roundabout in Newcastle upon Tyne (2016)

Discussion on the development of green fields in North Tyneside (2016)

Nutrition, Safety and Food Policy

A citizen's income to help maintain food safety and a negative income tax to reduce food poverty.

The Possible use of Financial Incentives to Promote Health and a Discussion on a Fat Tax

The need for a Shorter, Simpler and Slower Food System (coming soon)

Politics and Political Commentary (2011/2012) 

Is the UK Liberal Party an Alternative to the Liberal Democrats (2011) ?

The Future of the Liberal and Liberal Democrat Parties in 2012.

Is the Green Party an Alternative to the Labour Party (2012) ?

Government policy on work experience overlooks unemployment (2012).


The supermarket problem: unemployment, monopoly prices and food deserts.

Transport Congestion, Safety and Over-Population, in London