Charlene Elliott

Dr. Charlene Elliott



CIHR Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing Policy and Children's Health

Faculty of Arts , Department of Communication, Media and Film


Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-3180


Educational Background

Honors, B.A. Communication Studies , University of Calgary,

M.A. Communication Studies, University of Calgary,

PhD Communication Studies , Carleton University ,


Areas of Research

Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health , Communication and Health, Taste/taste practices, Marketing, Branding, Sensorial communication (Communication and the Senses), Trademark (Intellectual property) - especially Sensory Marks, Children's Culture

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
COMS 50305 LEC 01 01 Adv Spec Topic Com/Media Study 2021
COMS 647 SEC 01 S01 Communication and Health 2021


  • CIHR Canada Research Chair, Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health (2011-2022), CIHR. 2011
  • Induction to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (2016-2023), Royal Society of Canada . 2016
  • Pittu Laungani Best Paper Prize for “Milk in a glass, milk in a carton: The influence of packaging on children’s perceptions of the healthfulness of milk”, 2nd place, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 2019
  • Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) Distinguished Academic Award , Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) . 2016
  • Carleton University’s 75 for the 75th (recognized as one of 75 outstanding individuals who have graduated from Faculty of Public Affairs) , Carleton University, Faculty of Public Affairs. 2016
  • Scholar in Residence – Calgary Institute for the Humanities (2012-2015), Calgary Institute for the Humanities. 2012
  • Faculty of Arts Research Award – Established Scholar Category, University of Calgary. 2014
  • Calgary Institute for the Humanities Fellowship (2011-2012), Calgary Institute for the Humanities. 2011


In the News

  • On the Nutritional Quality of Gluten Free Foods. (2018)