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This 2017/18 Semester 2 I-SPHERE/The Urban Institute seminar series programme is available below.

Visitors from outside the university are very welcome to this seminar series which is jointly hosted by the Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) and The Urban Institute (TUI). Unless otherwise specified, seminars are held in the William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS.  Directions and a campus map may be found on:  Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  For further information, contact Prof Sarah Johnsen (E:, T: 0131 451 3642).

Date Time Venue Presenter(s) Affiliation Title
10 Jan 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Glen Bramley & Suzanne Fitzpatrick Professors, I-SPHERE Can homelessness happen to anyone? Don’t believe the hype
24 Jan 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Jenny Wood & Sarah Johnsen Research Associate & Professorial Fellow, I-SPHERE What works in addressing rough sleeping? A review of international evidence
7 Feb 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 PhD session:

1) Janice Blenkinsopp; &

2) Farjana Islam

1) Research Associate, I-SPHERE & 2) PhD candidate, TUI 1) The impact of welfare policy on intergenerational relationships: a case study of the non-dependant deductions; &

2) Ethnic minority residents in Olympic 2012 legacy: rhetoric and reality

21 Feb 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Yoric Irving-Clarke Policy and Practice Research Officer, Chartered Institute of Housing Supporting People: How did we get here and what does it mean for the future?
7 Mar 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Paul Anders

CANCELLED, to be rescheduled.

Public Health England Breaking new ground – an overview of the ‘Individual Placement Support – Alcohol and Drugs (IPS-AD)’ employment support trial for people affected by substance misuse
21 Mar 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Peter Matthews Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Your tenants are gay, get over it! Housing and homelessness and LGBT+ people
4 Apr 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Emily Tweed MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow Using data linkage to investigate health outcomes among people experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage
18 Apr 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Beth Watts

CANCELLED, to be rescheduled.

Senior Research Fellow, I-SPHERE Interrogating welfare conditionality: aims, efficacy and ethics

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