Mrs Alison Briggs

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Overview

My current research examines food insecurity through a relational lens to understand how intimate and social relations are (re) configured in this context and draws together understandings of food insecurity at both a personal and organisational/community level. My research is influenced by a feminist ethics of care which involves taking a feminist methodological approach and utilises ethnographic methods. This research is funded by the ESRC.

Prior to joining the University of Manchester I worked for 14 years as an Early Years Practitioner with both Stoke City Council and Staffordshire County Council.

During my undergraduate studies I undertook research into breaking the cycle of domestic violence re-offending with the Staffordshire University Crime and Society Research Group, co-authoring the final report with Dr Em Temple-Malt. I co-presented this research at the BSA annual conference at the University of Manchester in 2017. During my time at Staffordshire University I was elected student ambassador for the Centre for Health and Development (CHAD).

I am a member of the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives, and the Cities, Politics, Economies Research Group, both at the University of Manchester.

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Keywords

  • Food Security, Food justice, Feminist Geographies, Care, Communities

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Master in Science, Sociological Research, The University of Manchester (2017 - 2018)
  • 2017 - Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons) Sociology - First Class, Staffordshire University

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