The Team

Co-leaders

Dr Rachel Loopstra is a quantitative researcher, specializing in nutrition, social policy and social determinants of health. She is particularly interested in research that explores how social protection and welfare reform impact food bank use, food insecurity, and dietary inequalities. She is based in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London.
Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford is a qualitative researcher, specializing in social and public policy. Hannah’s current work explores the rise of emergency food provision in the UK and across Europe and its relationship to the political economy of welfare. She is based at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (Speri) at the University of Sheffield.

Contributors

  Imogen Richmond-Bishop is the coordinator of the Right to Food project at Sustain. She focuses on highlighting research that informs the debate on incorporation of the Human Right to Food into domestic legislation in the UK.
Dr Courtney Scott is a Research and Policy Advisor at The Food Foundation. She is particularly interested in how research on food insecurity can be used to inform regular monitoring of food insecurity and policy interventions.
Simon Shaw leads Food Power for Sustain. He is particularly interested in how research can inform the development of community approaches to tackling food poverty in the UK