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Kelli Kennedy
Research Associate



Kelli is a Research Associate in the Department of Health Sciences as part of the ‘ActEarly - Policy-oriented research in Bradford: Understanding lived experience of non-commissioned supported housing’ research project. Here Kelli focuses on qualitative work and supporting Dr Amy Barnes on various department projects. Kelli is also awaiting her viva for her PhD in Social Policy at the University of York's School for Business and Society.


BA Political Science and Women’s Studies at California State University, Fresno; MA Comparative and International Social Policy at University of York



Kelli recently completed her role as a Research Associate on the 'Corporations and Food Insecurity in the Global North' research project, led by Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield. The project explored the different dimensions of relationships between food corporations and food charities in the UK. She also in 2023 concluded her time as a researcher for the project, ‘Understanding family and community vulnerabilities in transition to net zero’, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

In 2021 Kelli led an ESRC Impact Accelerator Account project entitled, ‘Supermarket Corporate Social Responsibility Schemes: Working Towards Ethical Schemes Promoting Food Security’ via The University of York Social Science Enterprise Scheme (SSES). The project included a workshop with UK food charity practitioners, knowledge exchange in the UK supermarket industry, and a webinar for wider stakeholders addressing how supermarkets can help end food insecurity.

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Kelli is the founding member of the Social Policy Association’s Climate Justice and Social Policy group, whose aim is to follow and critically assess the interactions between UK climate and social policy.


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Kelli Kennedy
Research Associate