My areas of teaching include:
Undergraduate – Legal elements of food and tourism programmes.
Postgraduate – Food law and policy.
Before joining MMU in 2006 I practised as a litigation solicitor in the City of London and as Principal Lawyer for ‘Which?’, where I advised on libel, intellectual property, corporate and consumer law matters.
Research interests: consumer law and policy including; business law, travel law and food law (with particular reference to enforcement of health and nutrition claims)
R. Gregg, A. Patel, S. Patel, L. O'Connor (2017). Public reaction to the UK government strategy on childhood obesity in England: A qualitative and quantitative summary of online reaction to media reports. Health Policy. 121(4), pp.450-457.
A. Patel, C. Smith, T. Knowles, YL. Lin (2012). Nutrition and health claims: An enforcement perspective. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 28(1), pp.15-22.
A. Patel (2011). Patel A., (2011) The regulation of health and nutrition claims for the promotion of food. International Journal of Management Cases Volume 14.1. International Journal of Management Cases. 14(1),
A. Patel (2010). Alternative business structures in legal services: A review of the issues raised by the proposals in the Legal Services Act 2007 from a consumer perspective. International Journal of Management Cases. 12(2),
A. Patel (2010). Consumer protection in the light of the shift from package travel to dynamic packages or DIY travel – a discussion paper. Advances in Food Hospitality and Tourism. 1(2),
A. Patel (2009). The regulation of alternative business structures for lawyers. Advances in Food Hospitality and Tourism. 1(1),
A. Patel Regulation of nutrition and health claims for food – an international perspective. Mysore, India, 17/12/2013.
A. Patel Enforcement and regulation of health and nutrition claims for food. Hollings Faculty Manchester Metropolitan University, 11/4/2012.
A. Patel Enforcement and regulation of health and nutrition claims for cereals. Campden BRI, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, 6/12/2011.
A. Patel Regulation and enforcement for health and nutrition claims for food. 10/6/2011.
A. Patel Regulation of health and nutrition claims. Manchester, 27/1/2011.
Consultancy to government, industry and third sector bodies on reforms to consumer law. Work includes representation as expert witness to Parliamentary committees and consultation responses.