Research Outputs

IKnowFood over the course of the 4-year programme and beyond will co-create a range of resources including practical tools, reports, policy briefs, event reports, data sets, case studies and research publications.

Policy Briefs


Related Academic Publications

Power, M., Small, N., Doherty, B., Pickett, K. E. (2018). The Incompatibility of System and Lifeworld Understandings of Food Insecurity and the Provision of Food Aid in an English City. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations, pp 1-16.

Davies, I.A. & Doherty, B. (2018). Balancing a Hybrid Business Model: The Search for Equilibrium at Cafédirect. Journal of Business Ethics, pp 1-24.

Power, M., Small, N., Doherty, B., Stewart-Knox, B., Pickett, K.E.(2018). Is food insecurity associated with maternal health among UK ethnic groups? An exploration of women in the BiB cohort. European Journal of Public Health, cky042.

Thorley, C. & Christiansen, P. (2017). The impact of own and others’ alcohol consumption on social contagion following a collaborative memory test. Memory, pp.727-740.

Gillett, A., Loader, K., Doherty, B. et al. (2018). “An examination of tensions in a hybrid collaboration: a longitudinal study of an empty homes project”, Journal of Business Ethics.

Powell, M., Gillett, A. & Doherty, B. (2018). “Sustainability in social enterprise: hybrid organizing in public services“, Public Management Review, pp.1-28.

Samuel, A., Peattie, K., Doherty, B., (2018) “Expanding the boundaries of brand communities: the case of Fairtrade Towns”, European Journal of Marketing.

Doherty, B. (2018) “Research in the Social Enterprise Journal – from the margins to the mainstream“, Social Enterprise Journal, 14 (1), pp.108-116.

Power, M. S., Small, N., Doherty, B., Stewart-Knox, B. & Pickett, K. (2017). “Bringing heaven down to earth”: the purpose and place of religion in UK food aid”, Social Enterprise Journal, 13 (3), pp.251-267.

Power, M. S., Uphoff, E. P., Stewart-Knox, B., Small, N., Doherty, B. & Pickett, K. (2017). “Food insecurity and socio-demographic characteristics in two UK ethnic groups: an analysis of women in the Born in Bradford cohort“, Journal of Public Health.

Power M, Doherty B, Small N, Teasdale S, Pickett K. (2017). All in it Together? Community Food Aid in a Multi-Ethnic Context. Journal of Social Policy, pp. 1-25

Doherty, B. (2016). Resilience and Fairtrade. Journal of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (London), 30 (3), pp 16-19

Industry Publications

Coop Future of Food 2030 Ambition, 27 September, 2018. IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty was closely involved in the drafting of the plan and this was acknowledged on page 51 of the document.

Cocoa for change, Fairtrade the #Coop way. Co-operative Group Limited, 25.02.17. IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty was involved in the drafting of the report, which looks at the fall in cocoa prices and how by partnering with Fairtrade, Coop is addressing the issues of an unsustainable cocoa industry.

British Food: What role should UK producers have in feeding the UK? Morrisons Supermakets Plc,17.02.17. IKF’s Professor Bob Doherty was a key contributing author to the report, written by leading experts on global food issues, outlining the risks of climate and political change to food supply from outside the UK.

Power M, Doherty B. (Feb 2017). Christian food aid could be excluding those from other religions in need of help. The Conversation

Doherty B, (Jan 2017). Food security: how Fairtrade helps level the playing field for small producers. The Conversation

Doherty, B. (Dec 2016). It’s not a very merry Christmas for Fairtrade chocolate. The Conversation

Case Study Insights

WWF Living Planet Report 2016, Dr Chris West and Dr Simon Croft are key contributing authors to the WWF Living Planet Report 2016 (published 27 Oct 2016)

Working Papers

Darzentas, J., Petrie, H. & Darzentas, I. (2018). Employing Systems Thinking Approaches and the Service Design paradigm as tools to support collaboration across a multi-stakeholder initiative: the responsible food consumption exemplar. Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2017 working paper.

Ocean, N., Howley, P. & Ensor, J. (2018). Lettuce Be Happy: The Effects of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption on Subjective Well-Being in the UK. Leeds University Business School working paper.


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IKnowFood Stakeholder Conference

17 September 2019 / Amnesty International UK

As the IKnowFood 4-year research programme reaches its pinnacle, the aim of our …