Maddy Power
Research Fellow



Maddy Power is a Post-Doctoral Researcher working on IKnowFood Theme 3 'Consumer'. She trained in social and political sciences at the University of Cambridge and social policy at the London School of Ecconomics, and previously worked as a Senior Researcher at The Equality Trust. Her research interests include food insecurity in developed countries and the social determinants of health.


  • BA (Hons) Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • MSc (Hons) Social Policy (Research), London School of Economics and Political Science



Research topics and methods include food insecurity, food aid (including food banks), income inequality and health, and mixed methods.


Research group(s)


Selected publications

  • Pickett, K.E. & Power, M. 2017. Group-density effect. In: Ellemers, N.., Derks, B., Van Nunspeet, F., Scheepers, D. & Van der Toorn, J. (eds.) World of Difference: A moral perspective on social inequality. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Power, M., Wilkinson, R. & Pickett, K. 2016 Inequality, economic democracy and sustainability. In: ISSC, IDS & UNESCO (eds.) World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World. Paris: UNESCO.
  • Power, M. 2014. The Killing Fields of Inequality: Book Review. Journal of Social Policy, 43, 855-857. DOI:10.1017/S0047279414000476

External activities


  • Social Policy Association
  • Society for Social Medicine

Media coverage

Contact details

Dr Maddy Power
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1612)