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Paper Accepted to Social Policy Association Annual Conference

19 March 2018 / IKnowFood

Madeleine Power has had a paper accepted for the Social Policy Association Annual Conference ‘In the shadow of the 2008 crisis: social policy 10 years on’, the paper is based on her IKnowFood work and is titled ‘Food insecurity, food banks and the disciplinary society’.

The Conversation Article “Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food”

2 March 2018 / IKnowFood

IKnowFood’s Professors Bob Doherty, Tony Heron and Dr Chris West have had an article published in The Conversation, entitled “Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food”. It looks at the pitfalls of consumer food choice and sustainability. Sign up to to The Conversation newsletter and get the latest […]

Prof Bob Doherty Co-authored Paper Published in Public Management Review

24 February 2018 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Prof Bob Doherty has co-authored a paper with Madeleine Powell and Dr Alex Gillett, that has been published in Public Management Review. The paper is titled ‘Sustainability in social enterprise: hybrid organising in public services. It is commonly assumed that social enterprises (SEs)are able to meet social outcomes and also be financially viable. The […]

Prof Bob Doherty Speaks at GFS FSR Workshop at DEFRA

5 February 2018 / IKnowFood

The GFS FSR organised a workshop titled ‘Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context’ at DEFRA, on Monday 5 February 2018. This was a workshop targeted at government departments and agencies, to learn about new research in the multi-department, multi research council ‘Global Food Security’ programme. The briefing concentrated on its major interdisciplinary […]

Prof Bob Doherty becomes Founding Editor Emeritus of the Social Enterprise Journal

11 January 2018 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Prof Bob Doherty as has been announced as the Founding Editor Emeritus of the Social Enterprise Journal. Speaking about the journal, Bob says, “SEJ has made substantial progress, moving from a UK journal at its outset to be a leading international journal in its own right.” We thank him for his years of service […]

Successful FORMAS grant win for IKF’s Drs Chris West & Simon Croft

10 December 2017 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Drs Chris West and Simon Croft, who work on Research Theme 2 ‘Supply Chain’, are part of a successful FORMAS grant win, led by SEI Stockholm, to work on ‘transboundary climate impacts’, where they will use their trade models with a focus on food supply chains. The project aims to improve society’s ability to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. It identifies an […]

IKF Present at 3rd International Global Food Security Conference, 3-6 Dec

9 December 2017 / IKnowFood

Professor Tony Heron and Dr Chris West of IKnowFood presented initial findings from collaborative work linked to Research Theme 2: Building Resilient Supply Chains, at the Third International Global Food Security Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. Tony and Chris’s presentation focused on the case of soy an ’embedded commodity’ and the implications of this for debates […]

IKF’s Dr Paul Christiansen is Co-Author of Paper Published in Memory

9 December 2017 / IKnowFood

Congratulations to IKF’s Dr Paul Christiansen, who, with Craig Thorley, has had a paper published in the Memory Journal, titled ‘The impact of own and others’ alcohol consumption on social contagion following a collaborative memory task’. When one person alters his or her recollection of an event to be consistent with another person’s erroneous account […]

Food Matters Live 2018

28 November 2017 / IKnowFood

IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty was at Food Matters Live on Tuesday 21 November, he spent time on both the N8 AgriFood and Global Food Security stands. The event focused on innovation in response to consumer demand for healthier lifestyles with numerous examples of product development to deliver healthier more nutritious food. New product trends included numerous developments in alternative proteins and increasing number of vegan and […]

New film highlighting examples of technological innovations that could form part of the farmer groups

27 October 2017 / IKnowFood

Farmers face growing pressure to produce more food, more sustainably, in the presence of environmental and regulatory change. We continue to look for farmers in Yorkshire who want to discuss, co-design, trial, and evaluate farm innovations that enable the balancing of productivity, sustainability and environmental benefits at the farm scale. You will be at the […]