Megan Blake

Megan is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. She has more than 25 years of experience conducting primary research and analysis on social innovation, community development and everyday food security/hunger using a practice-driven approach. Recent research partners include public health teams, national and local charities, and industry. In 2018, she was the first Academic in Residence for FareShare, the UK’s largest surplus-to-charity food redistributor. She has received more than £1 million in research funding resulting in 40+ research publications and numerous presentations to academic and public audiences on four continents. She has written articles for international and national press and she has been interviewed for trade journals, national and international press, television and radio. Her short documentary, More than just food, highlights how everyday food insecurity is linked to loneliness and how community organisations are addressing both issues.

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Poor diet

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An isolated problem

Food insecurity grows when the sense of community is low. Megan Blake tells how people have stepped up to the challenge.   Kora and Ryan are just starting out on

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Food stalled

Eat all, sup all, pay nowt – it’s the Yorkshire creed but it’s hard to keep to in the county’s poorest quarters. Megan Blake, helps bring home the snap. For

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