Selected study outputs including papers and presentations can be found on this page, which is regularly updated. Visit our links page for information and useful resources from other projects, organisations and websites.
Articles, chapters and books
- O’Connell, R. and Brannen, J. (2021). Families and Food in Hard Times: European Comparative Research. London: UCL Press.
- Knight, A., O’Connell, R. and Brannen, J. (2020). Chapter 2: Families living in hard times. In C. Cameron and P. Moss (eds). Transforming Early Childhood in England: towards a democratic education. UCL Press.
- (2020). Researching children’s food practices in contexts of deprivation: ethical and methodological challenges, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
- Children’s experiences of food poverty in Portugal: Findings from a mixed‐method case study approach. Children & Society; 00: 1– 14. . (2020).
- Almeida, A. and Ramos, V. (2020). Changes to children’s forms of living in contemporary Portugal. In L Gaitan et al. (eds). Children’s Lives in Southern Europe: contemporary challenges and risks. Elgar.
- O’Connell, R., Knight, A. and Brannen, J. (2019). Living Hand to mouth:Children and food in low income families. Child Poverty Action Group.
- O’Connell, R., Brannen, J. & Knight, A. (2019). Chapter 2: Food Poverty in Context: Parental sacrifice and children’s experiences in low income families in the UK. In U. Gustafsson, R. O’Connell, A. Draper and A. Tonner (eds). What is Food? Researching a topic with many meanings. Routledge.
- O’Connell, R., Knight, A., & Brannen, J. (2019). Chapter 8: Below The Breadline: Families And Food In Austerity Britain. In V. Česnuitytė, G. Meil (Eds.), Families in Economically Hard Times Experiences and Coping Strategies in Europe. Emerald Publishing Limited.
- O’Connell, R. and Brannen, J. (2019). Food Poverty and the families the state has turned it back on: the case of the UK. In H. Gaisbauer, G. Schweiger and C. Sedmak (eds). Absolute Poverty in Europe: Interdisciplinary perspectives on a hidden phenomenon. Bristol: Policy Press.
- O’Connell, R. Owen, C. Padley, M. Simon, A. Brannen, J. (2019). Which types of family are at risk of food poverty in the UK? A relative deprivation approach. Social Policy and Society, 18(1): 1-18.
- Knight, A., Brannen, J., Hamilton, L. and O’Connell, R. (2018). How do children and their families experience food poverty according to UK newspaper media 2006–15? Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.
- Wills, W. and O’Connell, R. (2018). Editorial. Special Issue: Children’s food practices in contexts of poverty and inequality. Children & Society.
- Knight, A., O’Connell, R. and Brannen, J. (2018). Eating with Friends, Family or Not at All: Young People’s Experiences of Food Poverty in the UK. Children & Society.
- Simon, A., O’Connell, R., Owen, C. and Brooks, F.(2017). Changing trends in young people’s food behaviour and wellbeing in England in relation to family affluence between 2005 and 2014: Journal of Youth Studies
- O’Connell, R. and Hamilton, L. (2017). Hunger and Food Poverty. Pp 94-100 in V Cooper and D Whyte (eds).The Violence of Austerity. London: Pluto Press.
- O’Connell, R., Knight, A. and Brannen, J. (2015). Food austerity from an historical perspective: making sense of 1950s mass observation data in the contemporary era. Discover Society, Issue 16, January 2015.
Blogs and other writing
- O’Connell, R. and Brannen, J. (2021). Young people in food poverty: a lost generation? BMJ Opinion, 29 January 2021.
- O’Connell, R. and Brannen, J. (2020). What food insecure children want you to know about hunger. The Conversation, Sept 14 2020.
- O’Connell, R. and Brannen, J. (2020). We’re not ‘all in this together’: Covid-19 exposes stark realities of food insecurity. UCL Europe blog.
- O’Connell, R., Knight, A. and Brannen, J. (2019). Why end UK Hunger? The child’s case. EndHungerUK.
- O’Connell, R., Brannen, J. and Knight, A. (2019). ‘A proper meal’? Free school meals in Portugal and England. CPAG blog.
- Ramos, V. Truniger, M (2018). When children cannot invite friends to have a snack : article in Público newspaper, Portugal
- O’Connell, R., Brannen, J. and Knight, A. (2018). Holiday hunger requires radical long term solutions. TheBMJOpinion, blog.
- O’Connell, R., Brannen, J. and Knight, A. (2017). Greater entitlement to free school meals would reduce stigma, shame – and hunger. IOE London Blog.
- O’Connell, R and Brannen, J. (2013). The point is, Minister, the poorest children do not have enough of the right foods to keep them healthy. IOE London Blog.
- O’Connell, R. , Brannen, J. Hamilton, L. Knight, A. Owen, C, and Simon, A. (2018). Food, Poverty and Policy: Rising food poverty and the importance of children’s experiences. : SPERI British Political Economy Brief No.33
- Lambie-Mumford, H. and O’Connell, R. (2015). Food, Poverty and Policy: Evidence base and knowledge gaps. SPERI working paper.