Maddy Power is a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences, University of York. Her research focuses on inequalities in access to food, the lived experience of poverty and food insecurity, and emergency food systems.
Her research has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). She currently holds a Wellcome Trust fellowship in Humanities and Social Science. The Fellowship expands her previous work on ethnic inequalities in access to food and the impact of 'whiteness' on emergency food systems.
She is Co-Chair of trustees of the Independent Food Aid Network and founder of the York Food Justice Alliance. Prior to entering academia, Maddy worked in the third sector, including The Equality Trust, the Resolution Foundation, and the campaigning organisation, 38 Degrees. 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.
Research topics and methods include food insecurity, food aid (including food banks), income inequality and health, and mixed methods.