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Biography

I am an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in psychology and I am a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. I was previously Professor of Social Change and Director of the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford where I worked between 2005-2019. I have held research grants from a range of funders including the ESRC, EPSRC, European Commission, UK Government departments and devolved administrations, local authorities, housing organisations, charities and private sector organisations. 

My work broadly aims to understand and contribute to alleviating the housing and neighbourhood inequalities experienced by members of particular marginalised communities. I have a research experience in fields as diverse as social inclusion, migration,  homelessness, fuel poverty, energy efficiency and regeneration. Over 14 years I have been instrumental, as PI or Co-I, at generating £2.6m of income and, as Director of SHUSU, facilitated approximately £4m of income into the University derived from a variety of research and enterprise sources. My current research projects focus on two main issues namely migration and homelessness; in particular, how places can support the integration of poorer migrants and refugees and how homelessness can be tackled through new forms of delivery and system change. 

I am routinely called upon by external bodies for expert input including the European Parliament, Council of Europe, Fundamental Rights Agency, major funders and government departments. I have had a number of external roles including as Specialist Advisor to the Parliamentary Women & Equalities Committee, a non-Executive Director of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing and have supported the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration in relation to monitoring the impacts of Brexit. From April 2019 I became Chair of the UKs Housing Studies Association and sit on the Editorial Board of Thinkhouse.

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Jan 2002Aug 2005

Master

May 2003May 2004

Bachelor

Sep 1996May 1999

External positions

Chair, Housing Studies Association

11 Apr 2019 → …

Editorial Board Member, Thinkhouse

Apr 2019 → …

Board Member, Transforming the Private Rented Sector in Greater Manchester

Jan 2018 → …

Specialist Advisor to the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry on Inequalities experienced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, Women and Equalities Parliamentary Select Committee

9 Feb 2017Jun 2019

Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) grant 13/156/10: Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of ‘Usual Care’ Versus ‘Specialist Integrated Care’: A Comparative Study of Hospital Discharge Arrangements for Homeless People in England, NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre

25 Nov 2015Sep 2019

Non-Executive Director, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

1 Sep 2014Sep 2019

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Housing
  • Migration
  • Community
  • Urbanism
  • Homelessness
  • Sustainability

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Research Output 2006 2019

Assessing the impact of Housing First in Brighton and Westminster: Full Report

Jones, K., Gibbons, A. & Brown, P., 1 Dec 2019, St Mungos. 56 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
housing
stakeholder
monitoring
staff
interview

Assessing the impact of Housing First in Brighton and Westminster: Summary Report

Jones, K., Gibbons, A. & Brown, P., 1 Dec 2019, St Mungos. 4 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
housing
homelessness
stakeholder
monitoring
staff

Future Directions for Fuel Poverty Research: A Delphi Study

Sherriff, G., Brown, P. & Butler, D., 1 Oct 2019, University of Salford. 22 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
poverty
study goal
energy industry
knowledge transfer
research policy

Migration and Asylum

Brown, P., 27 Nov 2019, Social Work and Society: Political and Ideological Perspectives. Pollock, S., Parkinson, K. & Cummins, I. (eds.). Policy Press, p. 169-184 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

asylum seeker
migrant
migration
refugee
third countries

Roma Persons and EU Citizenship

Martin, P., Scullion, L. & Brown, P., 30 Mar 2018, EU Citizenship and Social Rights : Entitlements and Impediments to Accessing Welfare. Pennings, F. & Seeleib-Kaiser, M. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 173-198 26 p. (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on EU Citizenship series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

gipsy
citizenship
EU
human being
freedom of movement

Activities 2004 2019

  • 5 PhD Examination
  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

Refugees, integration and the capability of places

Philip Brown (Speaker)
12 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2019

Philip Brown (Chair)
12 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Tackling Homelessness in Greater Manchester through co-production

Beth Knowles (Speaker), Philip Brown (Speaker), Andrea Gibbons (Speaker)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2019

Philip Brown (Chair)
10 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

External PhD Examiner

Philip Brown (Examiner)
Dec 2018

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Press / Media

Manchester, devolution and Brexit – Andy Burnham Q&A

Philip Brown

18/04/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Cash as well as creativity can help reduce long-term homelessness

Philip Brown

8/04/14

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Explainer: Who are the Roma?

Philip Brown

22/10/13

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment