Professor Jane Callaghan, Director of the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection, said:
"A government study this week found that one in 10 people in deprived areas of Scotland ran out of food before the end of the month, with younger adults and those with families being hardest hit.
“Inequalities are a consistent factor making it harder for children and young people to thrive in our society, and poverty represents a significant risk to children's healthy development.
“The half-day event is an opportunity to reflect on this, and to think about ways we can respond effectively to improve children's lives."
The event is open to academics, students and practitioners who work with families in conditions of stress, and who have an interest in poverty alleviation.
Tickets to the conference, which is being held in the University’s Iris Murdoch Building, between 9am and 1.30pm, cost £10.