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Lisa Clark Professional Research Associate

3E72 - Agriculture Building


Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research Interests

Development of innovative therapeutic food products for treating malnutrition and responding to emergencies within high risk communities
Regulation and Governance stream of VALGEN
iBOL (Regulation and International Trade) Research Associate

Areas of specialization

  • Food technology & policy
  • Risk governance
  • Social perceptions of risk
  • Food labels
  • Food security
  • GM foods
  • Food & agricultural movements


  • PhD, Simon Fraser University
  • MA, McMaster University
  • BA (Hons.), Trent University

Selected Recent Publications


Clark, Lisa F. (October 2015) The Changing Politics of Organic Food in North America. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.


Clark, Lisa F. and Jill E. Hobbs (2015) 'Innovations in Food Assistance Strategies and Therapeutic Food Supply Chains’, in A. Schmitz, P.L. Kennedy and T.G. Schmitz, (eds). International Food Security in an Uncertain World: A Global Perspective. Volume 1. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing. 

Leah F. Vosko and Lisa F. Clark. (2009). ‘Gendered Precariousness and Social Reproduction in Canada’, in L. Vosko et al (eds.), Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment: Developing Common Understandings Across Space, Scale and Social Location, Routledge Press.

Refereed Articles

Clark, Lisa F., Michaela Keet and Camille D. Ryan. (2015) ‘Mediating the GM Foods Debate: Lessons from the Enduring Conflict Framework’ Journal of Food Law & Policy, 11.2, pp. 230-51.

Clark, Lisa F. (2015) 'The Current Status of DNA Barcoding Technology for Species Identification in Fish Value Chains' Food Policy 54, pp. 89-93

Hibbert, Neil and Lisa F. Clark. (2014) ‘Democratic legitimacy, risk governance and GM food’ Social Philosophy Today 30.1, pp. 29-45.

Clark, Lisa F., Camille D. Ryan and William A. Kerr. (2014) ‘Direct democracy, state governments and the re-energized GMO debate: Implications of California's Proposition 37’ AgBioForum 16.3, pp. 177-186.

Clark, Lisa F. and Peter W.B.Phillips. (2013) ‘Bioproduct approval regulation: An analysis of front-line governance complexity’ AgBioForum 16.2, pp. 112-125.

Clark, Lisa F. (2013) ‘Framing the uncertainty of risk: Models of governance for GM foods’ Science and Public Policy 40.4, pp. 479-491.
(2007).‘Business As Usual? The Changing Role of Social Reproduction in the Organic Agro-food Sector’, Studies in Political Economy 80, pp. 55-74.

Refereed Publications

Clark, Lisa F., Michele Mastroeni and Camille D. Ryan (2015) ‘Maintaining Scientific Integrity in Canadian regulatory protocols: Using Strategic Thinking to Facilitate Innovation and Enhance Engagement’ Policy Brief No. 10. Policy Directions Brief, Genome Canada.

Gebreegziabher, Gebremedhin, Lisa F. Clark, Jill E. Hobbs, Hugo Megar-Quinonez, Rickey Yada and Michael Nickerson (2015). ‘Canada’s Role in Fighting Global Food/Nutrition Insecurities’ Review Essay. Canadian Food Insights 3.2 pp. 39-41.

Non-Refereed Articles

(2010) Risk, Regulation and Governance of Innovative Technologies: A Literature Analysis. [VALGEN working paper]

Selected Awards

  • VALGEN Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2012)
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation Postdoctoral
    Fellowship (2007-2009)