We’re delighted to announce SHUSU Members, Dr Lisa Scullion and Dr Andrew Clark have been promoted to Readers. Professor Philip Brown (Director of SHUSU) said “This is testament to the contribution Lisa and Andrew are making in their respective fields and the impact their research is having on some of the urban environments’ most challenging issues. A huge congratulations to both of them on this great achievement.”
Dr Lisa Scullion is Associate Director at SHUSU. Her research focuses broadly on the social welfare needs of a range of socially excluded populations (including migrants, Gypsies, Roma and Travellers). She joined SHUSU in 2006, and since then has led and contributed to projects with a collective value of nearly £2 million. This includes funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the European Commission, the ESRC and the Home Office. Her work has real world impact for both service providers and service users, with many of her projects being used by commissioning authorities as a basis for securing additional resources or the strategic development of particular service areas. She has worked in close partnership with a number of external organisations, including leading the development of a KTP with Tameside Council and AGMA, which was awarded an outstanding rating, and undertaking eight Staff Placements at five separate local authorities/third sector organisations.
She has also received two community engagement awards. In addition to her research and enterprise activities, Lisa has been involved in teaching and mentoring through guest lectures, module leadership, postgraduate supervision and assisting colleagues with the development of their research profile. She has contributed to the recent REF, within UoA22, through the submission of peer reviewed publications and an Impact Case Study.
She is keen to continue to develop research excellence at Salford and is currently lead academic at Salford for a prestigious £2.7 million Economic and Social Research Council project focusing on Welfare Conditionality involving six Universities and a team of internationally recognised experts. Following on from this, Lisa plans to develop an international project focusing specifically on social welfare and migrant populations.
Dr Andrew Clark joined the University in December 2008 as a Lecturer in Sociology. He has a track record in internationally-recognised research, teaching and engagement in the fields of Urban Sociology and Social Science Methodologies. His work is underpinned by a commitment to the ways in which rigorous social science knowledge and practice can help us understand everyday life for more marginal or vulnerable groups. With research colleagues, he has secured more than £4.5million in research funding and has written more than 60 publications and delivered over 100 conferences and seminars papers in the last 10 years. He is excited to develop his own critical-engaged social science as part of the new Industry Collaboration Zones and the opportunities afforded by Devo-Manc. Andrew is currently working to develop interventions to better support people living with dementia at a time when diagnoses of the condition are rising, as well as undertaking research on fire safety and prevention policy. Developing genuine partnerships with practitioners, students, and citizens throughout the research process is a key component for Andrew and he is keen to continue to develop meaningful research.
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