Articles by Rebecca O'Connell

Rebecca O'Connell

Rebecca O'Connell

is a Senior Research Officer at Thomas Coram Research Unit and co-convenor of the British Sociological Association Food Study Group.

The Violence of Austerity: chapter on Food Poverty

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Rebecca O’Connell and Laura Hamilton have a chapter on ‘Food Poverty’ in the recently published ‘The Violence of Austerity’, edited by Vickie Cooper and David Whyte.  Austerity, a response to.. Read More

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Private spaces and hiding places: talk at the Nordic Geographers Meeting

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This week Dr Abigail Knight will give a presentation at the Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm University, Sweden, as part of the stream on ‘Austerities, Economic Crises and Neoliberalisms: Experiences of children, young.. Read More

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Families and Food in Austerity Britain: early findings

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On Monday 27 March 2017, Dr Rebecca O’Connell will present early findings from the UK research for Families and Food in Hard Times at the Centre for Innovation and Research in.. Read More

Special issue of Children & Society, 2018. Call for papers: Children’s and teenagers’ food practices in contexts of poverty and inequality

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Guest Editors: Wendy Wills (University of Hertfordshire) and Rebecca O’Connell (Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL) Deadline for abstracts: 30th September 2016 Contemporary concern with food security and nutritional diets indicates.. Read More

Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Very short deadline

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Fully Funded PhD Studentship Ref: 1483875 UCL Department / Division UCL Institute of Education Specific unit / Sub department Department Social Science Duration of Studentship 3 years Stipend £17,493 per.. Read More

TCRU Lunchtime Seminar, 16th June 2015: “I cannot attend class properly if I am hungry, so it affects my schooling”: Food and hunger in children’s everyday lives in Ethiopia: evidence from Young Lives

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Virginia Morrow, Young Lives, University of Oxford, 16th June 2015, 1-2pm, TCRU Library, 27-28 Woburn Square WC1H 0AA This paper explores how food insecurity affects children’s daily lives in Ethiopia,.. Read More

Questioning Time – Food and Social Justice, UEL 19th March 2015

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Free public event, University of East London, Stratford, 19th March 2015, 6pm-8pm. Rising food, housing and energy prices, together with low pay, insecure work and benefit changes, have created a.. Read More

Is austerity harming societal well-being? Evidence from the UK

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A panel discussion at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2015, Glasgow Caledonian University, 15-17 April. At a state banquet for the new Lord Mayor, David Cameron spoke of a.. Read More

Food, poverty and policy: evidence base and knowledge gaps

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Tuesday 30th June 2015, University of Sheffield The British Sociological Association (BSA) Food Study Group, together with the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), has issued a Call for Papers.. Read More

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Food austerity from an historical perspective

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A recent article for Discover Society by some of the study’s researchers discusses the inappropriateness of the contemporary ‘austerity culture’ that draws an analogy between the current period of post-recessionary.. Read More

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Making Food Fair

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On Saturday 22nd November Rebecca spoke at the Kindling Trust’s second ‘Making Food Fair’ event in Manchester, UK. The event explored the food system that is letting down so many.. Read More