About Elif True
Since 2015, I have been passionate about ending poverty in the UK. I began my journey as a campaigner against poverty in my local area with Poverty Ends Now, a young person lead group ran by Children North East. Since then, I have represented the UK in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and other positions of influence with poverty as my main focus point. My Laidlaw Scholarship research project is all about the relationship between language, meaning and poverty. By understanding and changing unhelpful public discourse about poverty, we can start to shift power.
Area of Expertise
Student Researcher, University of York
Incoming Trainee Solicitor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Student, Durham university
Student, Durham University
Undergraduate Researcher , University of Leeds
Research Scholar, Durham University
Student at Durham University, Laidlaw
Student, University College London (UCL)
Student, University of Rwanda
Administrative Coordinator, Tufts University
My refections on the importance of listening at the International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development.