The Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate Research (I-SPHERE) is among the UK’s top social and urban policy research centres, with 25 per cent of its research outputs classed as ‘world leading’ in the UK Government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Led by Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, the Institute also includes internationally renowned professors: Glen Bramley, Colin Jones, Hal Pawson, Chris Leishman and Mark Stephens.
I-SPHERE members have a robust track record of externally funded research, including research council and charitable funding as well as commissions from a wide range of government departments and agencies throughout the UK and beyond. Strong scholarship credentials are evident in the Institute’s publication record. Over the last 5 years, the Institute produced 6 research-based books and almost 100 refereed journal articles.
For an up to date list of all I-SPHERE publications please visit the I-SPHERE page of the Heriot-Watt Research Gateway.
If you are based in or near Edinburgh, you are also welcome to come to our weekly seminar series.
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH14 4AS