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On 5 May 2023, Ulster University (School of Medicine, School of History and School of Sport) will host a symposium entitled Food Poverty across Ireland: Past, Current and Future Perspectives.

The symposium will address the current post-COVID context of food poverty, soaring grocery bills and rising reliance on charitable and state assistance.

The event brings together stakeholders including clinicians, health practitioners, health historians, sociologists, policy makers and groups working directly with those vulnerable to food poverty.

We aim to promote a broader awareness of food poverty from various perspectives while opening up opportunities for stakeholders to form new collaborations.

Potential future impacts will include formation of an all-island working group, media initiatives and collaborative funding bids.

The event will consist of a mixture of accessible 10-15 minute talks and networking activities.

Event info

This event has ended

Friday 5 May

10am to 4.30pm


Dr Ian Miller, Dr Conor Heffernan, Dr Rhianne Morgan

Photography and Video at event