Alan ConnollyPhD student
My research examines the rise in demand for food bank services in England over the past decade, utilising the Liverpool City Region, the city with the highest use of food banks in England, as a case study. My aim is to deepen understanding about emergency food aid in England. Key questions explored are: What are food banks? Why have food banks proliferated? What do they reveal about poverty in contemporary England?
My key argument is that an individualistic understanding of poverty characterises the current government’s food poverty policy and this can also be seen in historical policies and political rhetoric. I argue that this policy stance is linked to the growth in food bank numbers and demand for services.
The Rise of Food Banks in England: A Case Study of the Liverpool City Region
Prof Imogen Tyler and Dr Vicky Singleton
SOCL201: Research Skills and Techniques (Michaelmas term, 2016/17 academic year) (Practical Demonstrator)
Economic and Social Research Council 1 + 3 (MA + PhD) studentship
BA English Literature and Philosophy (1.1, National University of Ireland, Galway)
MA Ethical and Cultural Studies (1.1, National University of Ireland, Galway)
PG Certificate Psychology (2.1, Manchester Metropolitan University)
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate (I-to-I Ireland)
MA Sociological Research (2.1, Lancaster University)