Dr Elise Line Mognard

Dr. Elise joined Taylor’s University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) in 2014 after receiving her PhD in sociology from Université de Toulouse, CERTOP-CNRS (Toulouse - France). She is one of the members of the CNRS International Associated Laboratory (CNRS-LIA) “Food Studies: Food, Cultures and Health” and main researchers of the Asian Food Barometer. This study aims at describing and understanding the food habits and transformation of the many different dimensions of communities including practices, social norms, social representations and beliefs. Besides, she is leading the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) from the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) “Towards a model of concerted and participative food heritage touristic valorization process: Kelabit indigenous community, Sarawak”. Dr. Elise’s work currently focuses on tourism promotion of food heritage and on environmental and societal drivers of food and eating habits.

Key research interests: Food heritage and tourism, regulation of the relations between human and animals in food, cosmopolitan methodologies, food environments. 

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Sociology, UNIVERSITY OF TOULOUSE 2, -
  • Masters in Social Sciences Food Studies, UNIVERSITY OF TOULOUSE, -
  • Bachelors Degree in Management Hospitality Tourism, UNIVERSITY OF TOULOUSE 2, -
  • Bachelors Degree in Management Hospitality Catering, UNIVERSITY OF TOULOUSE 2, -

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of tourism
  • Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of Food

Research Interest

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  • Le Malaysian Food Barometer. Pour une tude de l impact de la modernisation compress e sur l alimentation, Sciences de la societe - Article in Journals
  • Malaysian Food Barometer (MFB): A study of the impact of compressed modernization on food habits, Malaysian Journal of Nutrition - Article in Journals
  • Staging a national dish: The social relevance of Nasi Lemak in Malaysia (SCOPUS-Indexed), Asia Pacific Journal of Hospitality and Tourism - Article in Journals
  • The Socio-Cultural Drivers of The Protein Transition: New Trends In The Global Diet (ISI-Indexed), Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism - Extended Abstract
  • Protein and Values System: Malaysia and Indonesia Comparative Analysis (ISI-Indexed), Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Extended Abstract
  • Proteins & Amino Acids Requirements: History of A Normative Definition (ISI-Indexed), Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Extended Abstract
  • Protein Transition: Bridging Theoretical Models to Enhance Connection of Scientific Nutrition and Public Policies (ISI-Indexed), Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Extended Abstract
  • Fat Duck as Foie Gras: Ethical Implications of Tourism Experiences - Book Chapter
  • Final Report Towards a model of concerted and participative food heritage touristic valorization process: Kelabit indigenous community, Sarawak (Fundamental Research Grant Scheme) - Technical Report
  • Tourism research in non-English-speaking academic systems (SCOPUS-Indexed), Tourism Recreation Research - Article in Journals
  • Eating patterns and prevalence of obesity. Lessons learned from the Malaysian Food Barometer (ISI-Indexed), Appetite - Article in Journals
  • Evolutions et facteurs socioculturels de la consommation d aliments d origine animale en France et en Europe : etat des connaissances, Roles, impacts et services environnementaux, economiques et sociaux issus des produits d elevage en Europe - Technical Report
  • Tourisme et experience alimentaire : le cas du Sud Ouest Francais, T oros - Article in Journals
  • Le rapport homme animal - Book Chapter
  • Studying the consequences of modernization on ethnic food patterns: Development of the Malaysian Food Barometer (MFB), Anthropology of Food - Article in Journals
  • Malaysian Food Barometer: Adolescents Drinking Habits Survey, Chair Food Studies: Food, Cultures and Health - Technical Report
  • Malaysian Food Barometer - Book
  • Foie gras, gavage et touristes-mangeurs : une sociologie de l alimentation a l heure de la mondialisation - Compte-rendu de these, Mondes du Tourisme - Article in Journals
  • The relation between Humans and Animals in food tourism, TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism - Article in Journals
  • Conditions d emergence et sources de l innovation patrimoniale alimentaire - Book Chapter
  • Jules Gouffe - Book Chapter
  • Antonin Careme - Book Chapter
  • Paul Bocuse - Book Chapter
  • L'innovation dans les processus de valorisation des patrimoines alimentaires en espace rural : le role du tourisme - Technical Report
  • Les trois traditions du foie gras dans la gastronomie francaise, Anthropology of Food - Article in Journals
  • L'innovation dans les processus de valorisation des patrimoines alimentaires en espace rural. tude pour la mise en place d'outils de gestion et d'accompagnement - Technical Report


  • Asian Food Barometer,  Project Leader2017 to 2022, Taylor's University
  • Innovative technique in studying contextual eating behaviour,  Co-researcher2017 to 2022, Taylor's University
  • Socio-Cultural and Economic Research in Protein Transition in SE Asia: Focus on Malaysia and Indonesia (SCRiPT) ,  Co-researcher2017 to 2019, International
  • Rejuvenating forgotten waterfront settlements in Malaysia, with specific reference to the Royal Town of Klang,  Co-researcher2017 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • International Associated Laboratory on Food, Cultures and Health: LIA Food, Cultures & Health,  Co-researcher2016 to 2019, International
  • Towards a model of concerted and participative food heritage touristic valorization process: Kelabit indigenous community, Sarawak,  Project Leader2015 to 2017, National

Awards and Stewardship

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Paper Presented

  • Relating Eating Out and Obesity: Accounts from a Sociological Perspective , Ninth International Conference on Food Studies: Culinary Science: A New Foodway? (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 24/10/2019 to 25/10/2019
  • Food Behaviors in Eating Out Contexts, MASO Scientific Conference on Obesity 2019 Obesity: Addressing Multiple Drivers and Solutions (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 15/10/2019 to 16/10/2019
  • Valoriser son patrimoine sous le regard des anthropologues : le village de Bario, Born o, 5th International Conference on Food History and Food Studies (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 05/06/2019 to 06/06/2019
  • Proteins / Amino Acids Complementation: some Interdisciplinary Issues, 7th Asia Euro Conference 2018 Seminar of the LIA-CNRS Food, Cultures & Health (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 14/11/2018 to 17/11/2018
  • Environmental and societal drivers of obesity, Addressing the global health challenge of obesity in Malaysia (WORKSHOP), INVITED SPEAKER , 02/10/2017 to 03/10/2017
  • Relating Eating Out and Obesity: Social Environment vs Physical Setting, MASO 2017 Scientific Conference Battling Obesity : Causes, Management and Preventive Actions (CONFERENCE), INVITED SPEAKER , 20/11/2017 to 21/11/2017
  • Perception de la filiere et credibilit des signes de qualite selon le circuit de distribution. Les consommateurs montpellierains face aux conditions de production des fruits et legumes et au caractere equitable du cafe , Les consommateurs face aux nouveaux circuits de distribution alimentaire 11-12 January 2007 (SEMINAR), ORAL PRESENTER , 11/01/2007 to 12/01/2007
  • Patrimoine alimentaire et innovations. Essai d'analyse typologique sur trois territoires de la region Midi-Pyrenees, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Food (ISDA) (Symposium), ORAL PRESENTER , 28/06/2010 to 01/07/2010
  • Lexperience touristique levier de changement des representations du foie gras?, National Symposium of Higher Education and Research in Tourism AsTRES (Symposium), ORAL PRESENTER , 23/05/2011 to 25/05/2011
  • Mise en tourisme du foie gras, comment capter les mangeurs ? , International Symposium of Young Researchers Communication des patrimoines / Heritages communication (Symposium), ORAL PRESENTER , 09/06/2011 to 10/06/2011