October Seminar _ Poverty Research: Influencing Practice @ProfKEPickett @childrensociety @chscr @HealthSciYork

This Influencing Practice seminar has been organised to aid a better understanding and to showcase the evidence and research been undertaken on the impacts of poverty


Tuesday 18th October 2016

10 am until 1pm with Lunch and takes place at The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, 17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ

Key Note Speaker: Kate Pickett,  York University

Professor Kate Pickett trained in biological anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at UC-Berkeley. She is currently Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences, and the University’s Research Champion for Justice and Equality. Kate was an UK NIHR Career Scientist from 2007-12, is a Fellow of the RSA and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health. She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by the New Statesman, winner of Publication of the Year by the Political Studies Association and translated into 23 languages. She is a co-founder and trustee of The Equality Trust


Jim Davis– Children’s Society

Jim Davis has worked for The Children’s Society for 29 years in community work, youth work and social work.

Pete Nelson – Sheffield Hallam University

Peter Nelson is Principal Lecturer and Resource Manager in the Department of Social Work Social Care and Community Studies and Research Coordinator for Social Work in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research.

Vanessa Powell-Hoyland– Sheffield Hallam University

Vanessa Powell-Hoyland is a Researcher who joined the Centre for Health and Social Care Research in January 2015 seconded from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, where Vanessa also works as a Public Health Co-ordinator. Vanessa was awarded her MA in Public Health from Sheffield Hallam University in 2015. Vanessa’s research and professional interests include, fuel poverty, cold homes and health inequalities. Recent projects include fuel poverty and the decision making of families with children suffering from asthma.


You can book your place via the link below:


Please contact v.powell-hoyland@shu.ac.uk if you have any dietary requirements or queries about the day.

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