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The 2nd UK research conference on food and poverty: Evidence for change

June 23 - June 24

Following on from our inaugural research conference on UK food insecurity in 2018, we are hosting a second conference in June 2020. 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.

Our calls for papers and workshop proposals are now open. Please see above tabs to be taken to submission instructions and forms. Please make your submissions before 5pm on the 28th of February.

Watch this space as more details on registration, accommodation, and the programme become available. Any questions, don’t hesitate to be in touch:




Bush House, King’s College London