Food Research

An exploration of the relationship between household food practices, identity and social class

This postgraduate research aims to explore the relationship between social class and aspects of our identity through focusing on people’s household food practices.

The project is seeking 25 participants who live in the Newcastle upon Tyne area to take part in this research.


What does taking part involve?

You will be invited to be interviewed by me in your home on two separate occasions. Interviews will be informal, entirely confidential and will last around two hours. The first interview will take place in the coming weeks, with a follow-up interview taking place four to five months later.

Interviews will cover a range of topics. These include your life story, how you manage food within your household, different food contexts in the household, and, why and how you choose or avoid certain foods.

Based in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, at Newcastle University, this project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and has been reviewed and approved by Newcastle University’s Research Ethics Committee.

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