Lotte Holm leads a research group which specializes in sociological and anthropological studies of food. She is a member of the executive committees of several large multidisciplinary projects and coordinates a large Nordic comparative study about mealpatterns.
Her research interests centers around the multiple social and cultural meanings of food and eating in ordinary daily life, including issues related to food and identity, to lay perceptions of food and health, to everyday management of appetite and body weight, to consumer perceptions of food quality and food safety, to food and nutrition policy, to institutional feeding, and to consumer acceptance and appropriation.
She teaches the course “The sociology of food consumption” at MSc level, and is currently engaged in the following research projects:
- Governing Obesity, focusing on specific experiences of individuals subjected to obesity interventions. The project is part of a large multidisciplinary project focusing on how best to intervene towards obesity (Copenhagen University Grant, 2013).
- Food in Turbulent Times, focusing on the impact of food budget restraint on food consumption patterns (Strategic Research Council, Denmark 2012).
- Food in Nordic everyday Life, focusing on changes in everyday eating rhythms and patterns (Nordic Research Council for Social Science and Humanities, 2011).
- Eating practices: Social and cultural aspects of appetite management, focusing on how eating is handled in different social contexts (Ministry of Science, 2009).
- OPUS/Sociological perspectives. New Nordic diet, acceptability and appropriation, focusing on how consumers evaluate a newly constructed Nordic everyday diet, designed to improve public health and sustainability of food consumption in Denmark (Nordea Foundation 2009).