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Research fellow, University of York

Maddy is a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences, University of York. She is works on UK food aid and food insecurity, in particular its relationship with wider economic, ethnic and ethno-religious inequalities. She currently holds an ESRC Post-doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship expands her previous work on food aid and food insecurity in multi-faith, multi-ethnic contexts, including further research and publications on ethnic and religious variations in food insecurity. She is founder and former Chair of the York Food Justice Alliance, a cross-sector partnership addressing food insecurity at the local level, and Co-Chair of the Independent Food Aid Network. Maddy has previously held research positions in academia – most recently within IKnowFood – and the third sector, including The Equality Trust and the Resolution Foundation. She trained in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. Maddy holds a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of York. A full list of publications can be found on the attached CV (make sure to add in all teaching and research experience).


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of York
  • 2012–2014
    Senior Researcher, The Equality Trust


  • 2012 
    London School of Economics and Political Science , MSc
  • 2009 
    University of Cambridge, BA