Fields of activities:
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.
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 Title||Losing and Finding a Home: A life course approach|
|Project Type||Other (International)|
|Project Title||Roma SOURCE|
|Specific Theme||Inclusion of Roma across Europe|
|Coordinator||Leeds 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
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).