Evidence and Network on UK Food Insecurity Conference

Virtual conference
23/06/2020 08:45 24/06/2020 17:00

The conference theme is ‘Evidence for Change’, and the conference will focus on highlighting both the evidence base which demonstrates the need for change but also on how and what research evidence can be change-making.

The aim of the conference is to build understanding on how household food insecurity research can make a difference to policy, practice, and lived experience. It will do this through showcasing research findings to a varied audience and exploring how to enhance the usability of evidence from the perspective of stakeholders including policy makers and practitioners. The objectives of the conference are:

  • To provide a forum for the presentation of recent multidisciplinary research on food and poverty that is being conducted across the UK.
  • To facilitate knowledge exchange and discussions of research practice between researchers and third sector organisations, policymakers and other research users.
  • To provide a forum for discussion on key research priorities to inform policy and practice going forward.

The conference will have at its heart the importance of excellent research, collaboration and building relationships with research stakeholders. Academic paper streams will feature as part of a varied programme of panel sessions, workshops and plenaries.  Panel sessions will include voices from within central, devolved, and local government, and civil society organisations. There will also be workshops on conducting academic research in partnership with non-academic stakeholders and methods for doing so. The conference will also be an opportunity to showcase primary research from across the UK in numerous paper sessions throughout the conference.

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