Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford

BA; MSc; PhD

Department of Politics and International Relations

Senior Lecturer

Research Fellow at SPERI (Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute)

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Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford
Department of Politics and International Relations
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

Hannah is a Research Fellow at SPERI and Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her research focuses on food insecurity, emergency food systems and the role of public policy. Her work has been at the forefront of the emerging evidence base on the growth of food charity in the UK and comparative research across Europe. 

Hannah’s research has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Hannah’s work has an applied focus and her achievements in knowledge exchange and impact have been recognised by the ESRC with a first prize award for Early Career Impact at the ESRC’s Celebrating Impact awards (2014).

Hannah sits on the Food Standards Agency’s Advisory Committee for Social Science and on Child Poverty Action Group’s (CPAG) Policy Advisory Committee.

Research interests

Hannah’s research looks at key contemporary aspects of the political economy of hunger, with a focus on the UK and comparatively across Europe. Her work explores the nature, dynamics and effects of charitable food systems. With a focus on the relationship between these systems, experiences of hunger and public policy, Hannah’s work also explores the role of the state and her research has drawn on human rights approaches. 
Hannah’s Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2020-2022) explores the relationship between food corporations and food charities. Debates around these relationships currently struggle from a lack of evidence and this research will develop new and much-needed empirical research on the nature and dynamics of these relationships as well as exploring some of the dilemmas they pose.



  • Lambie-Mumford H & Silvasti T (2020) The Rise of Food Charity in Europe. Policy Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lambie-Mumford H (2017) Hungry Britain: The Rise of Food Charity. Policy Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lambie-Mumford H (2017) Hungry Britain. Bristol University Press. RIS download Bibtex download

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