The Warwick Crop Centre (WCC), as part of the School of Life Sciences runs a seminar series on alternate Thursdays,12.45-1.45pm at the Wellesbourne campus. For each seminar there will be two internal or one guest speaker. Everyone is welcome. If you are not a member of the University and would like to come along then please email Claire Barratt at C.Barratt@warwick.ac.uk
'Families and Food in Hard Times' - FARM Network event
Rebecca O’Connell is Reader in the Sociology of Food and Families, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education. She is co-author, with Abigail Knight and Julia Brannen, of Living Hand to Mouth: Children and food in low income families (CPAG, 2019) and, with Julia Brannen, of Food, Families, and Work (Bloomsbury, 2016).
From 2014-2019 she was Principal Investigator of the European Research Council funded study, Families and Food in Hard Times.
Her talk describes the study’s methodology and discusses some of the main findings including the resources available to different types of families, the strategies they use to get by and parents’ and young people’s experiences of being ‘food poor’. It concludes with some recommendations from the UK research that were developed in collaboration with the Child Poverty Action Group.