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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. 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 Groups on Migration and Gypsy, Travellers and Roma in relation to monitoring the impacts of Brexit. In 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

A good landlord scheme for Greater Manchester: What does the evidence say?

Newton, D. & Brown, P., Sep 2019, University of Salford. 17 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Activities

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

    Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2019

    Philip Brown (Chair)
    12 Apr 2019

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

    Refugees, integration and the capability of places

    Philip Brown (Speaker)
    12 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    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