Researcher biography

I am an urban sociologist who researches urban governance, homelessness, and other forms of housing-related poverty. I am particularly interested in the networks of agencies, interventions and policies that are assembled around urban problems, such as homelessness or antisocial behaviour, and the ways in which these can be reconfigured to better support vulnerable people. My methodological expertise lies in using ethnographic methods to examine urban governance processes from multiple perspectives, including the perspective of 'target populations' such as the homeless and social housing tenants.