Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite has a BA (Hons) in Sociology; an MA in Social Research Methods (Social Policy); and a PhD in Human Geography (2012), all from Durham University. Kayleigh joined the Department of Geography as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in October 2012. Her research interests focus on health inequalities, welfare reform, and austerity, with a focus on everyday lived experience. She is currently working on a five year ethnography of health inequalities in contrasting areas of Stockton-on-Tees. Kayleigh's ethnographic research in a Trussell Trust foodbank - 'Hunger Pains: life inside foodbank Britain' - was published by Policy Press in June 2016.
Dr David Grumett's interests span theology, ethics and philosophy. He has published extensively on aspects of modern French Catholic theology and he has also produced work on theology and food, in which he seeks to recover and rearticulate a distinctively Christian ethics of eating for the present day. His major book Material Eucharist was published by Oxford University Press in 2016 and he co-authored Theology on the Menu with Rachel Muers in 2010.
He is principle investigator on the AHRC funded 'Church Network Responses to Poverty' and a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee, for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Bev Anderson is More than Food Programme Manager, and on the Trussell Trust senior management team. She is a member of Emmanuel Church, Durham, and a former employee of Country Durham Foodbanks.
Niall Cooper has been Director of Church Action on Poverty since 1997, and has been responsible for piloting a number of new approaches to anti-poverty work in the UK, drawing on international development experience, as well as running high-profile campaigns on poverty, debt and asylum-related issues. He is currently on secondment as Public Affairs Advisor to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, a lead organiser in the End Hunger UK campaign, and previously acted as advisor to their ‘Poverty, Prosperity and Globalisation’ programme (2004-05) and to the Church of England’s Commission on Urban Life and Faith (2006).