Poverty in data: Research, policy and next steps

Presentations by a panel of experts in using data to understand and alleviate poverty plus Q&A and discussion.

  • 1.5 hours
  • Online
  • Free

This event will be held on

  • 25 April 2024

    • Online
    • 11:00 – 12:30


In a period where the cost of living has risen dramatically and levels of those falling into poverty and deprivation are high, data-enhanced research can help us understand people’s situations and offer positive options for policy and other change.

Rarely before have the data been so supportive in providing a clear picture of the situation and in enabling researchers, policymakers and more to develop, assess and advocate for practical solutions. And yet there is more work to be done, both in terms of advocating for the needs of those who are struggling and discovering where gaps in the data may still exist.

We invite researchers from all sectors who work in this area to join us for Poverty in Data to share, discuss and identify possible next steps in data and in collaboration.

What will be happening?

Presentations by a panel of researchers using data to enhance understanding of poverty and to develop, assess and advocate for practical solutions and/or policy changes, followed by Q&A.

Who will be presenting?

  • Ed Davies – Policy director, The Centre for Social Justice.
  • Helen Barnard – Director of policy, research and impact, The Trussell Trust.
  • Lalitha Try – Economist, Resolution Foundation.
  • Peter Matejic – Chief analyst, The Joseph Roundtree Foundation.

Who should attend

  • Anyone working or researching in the broad area of poverty, cost-of-living, deprivation, homelessness etc.
  • Those working in academia, the charity sector or elsewhere.
  • Students at any stage who are interested in research in this area.


For further information, please contact impact@ukdataservice.ac.uk.