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Last updated 18th April 2024


Dr Santokh Singh Gill is an experienced Higher Education professional, having been involved in sociological teaching and research for over twenty years. He is passionate about equality and inclusion, and has significant research expertise in relation to housing, race, ethnicity, migration and masculinity. 

Santokh is currently researching the housing experiences of refugees in Yorkshire and Humber region (with Prof Phil Brown and Dr Jamie Halsall) as part of wider European funded study.  

Previously, Santokh has been lead researcher for a Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded study on British Muslim men of Pakistani origin, involved in research around political participation for young people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds, as well as research in the broader voluntary sector.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Housing
  • Race/ethnicity and processes of racialisation
  • Migration/ Refugees
  • South Asian masculinities
  • Community engagement through arts and creative media technologies
  • Community cohesion


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