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Salford Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU)
Science & Technology

 Contact details
Contact personDr Philip Brown
Senior Research Fellow 
StreetActon Square 
Address M5 4WT - Salford (United Kingdom) 
Phone0161 2953647 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)1-10 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Psychology
» Sociology

 Brief description of your activity focus
I work on issues facing vulnerable groups inlcuding minority ethnic groups, fuel poverty, social exclusion

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Deputy Director of SHUSU and a Chartered Psychologist. I have personal expertise in a variety of qualitative approaches having worked extensively with ‘hard to engage’ communities. He has led many consultation studies within SHUSU on ‘hidden’ communities or areas of community tension including: regeneration, asylum seekers and refugees, homelessness, Roma, Gypsies and Travellers, fuel poverty and energy efficiency. I have been responsible for managing around 40 externally funded research projects with a combined value of around £1.5 million over a 6-year period. Currently working on projects funded by the European Commission, EPSRC, numerous local authorities and charitable organisations.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Focused thematic foresight

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeNational
Project TitleLosing and Finding a Home: A life course approach
Specific ThemeHomelessness
Project websitehttp://homelessinstoke.com/
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleRoma SOURCE
Specific ThemeInclusion of Roma across Europe
Project websitewww.romasource.eu
CoordinatorLeeds City Council

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Roma SOURCE (Sharing of Understanding Rights and Citizenship in Europe)

Two year project (2011-2013) co-funded by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme.

Integration of Roma across Europe

Partners are:
Migration Yorkshire (Leeds City Council) - lead partner (United Kingdom); Regional Administration of Varna (Bulgaria); Action Synergy SA (Greece) The University of Salford (United Kingdom) Maranatha Federation of Gypsy Associations (Spain); Regional Vice-Ministry for Family and Solidarity – Valencia (Spain); Municipality of Pescara (Italy); and, Former State Fostered Childrens Association (Hungary).

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