Actions and Detail Panel
Poverty Research-Influencing Practice
Tue 18 October 2016, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
Welcome- the seminar has been organised to aid a better understanding and to showcase the evidence and research been undertaken on the impacts of poverty.
Key Note Speaker
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.
Areas of expertise:
• The Good Childhood® Inquiry
• Children in rural communities
• Travellers and nomads
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. Peter is an active researcher in the areas of children and families and social work education. Recent projects include fuel poverty and the decision making of families with children suffering from asthma; professional resilience amongst social workers, teachers and radiographers and the alcohol use of young people not in education employment and training.
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.