Publications: Conferences & panels

Support, coercion and resistance: social policy in the age of austerity: our PhD symposium 8-9 March 2017

March 20, 2017     Leave a Comment

Our project PhD students presented their research over two days at an event in York. Listed below are the presentations with links to the students’ slides.

Can you ‘make’ families change their behaviour?
Emily Ball, University of Sheffield

Disabled person and welfare claimant: mutual identity or dichotomy of difference?
Joanne Brown, University of Glasgow

Exploring the impact of welfare conditionality on Roma migrants in the UK
Liviu Dinu, University of Salford

‘Faithness’ and the position of faith based organisations in Scottish homelessness systems
Fiona Jackson, Heriot-Watt University

‘Problem’ women in the context of poverty, crime and intensive interventions
Larissa Povey, Sheffield Hallam University

Consumerism, empowerment and resistance: understanding migrant responses to homelessness
Regina Serpa, Heriot-Watt University

And our keynote presentation:

Social class, urban marginality and narratives on the ethics of UK welfare sanctions
Professor John Flint, University of Sheffield


Rewriting the contract: reflections on the ethics of welfare conditionality

February 14, 2017     Leave a Comment

Rotterdam City Council invited Welfare Conditionality Project Director Professor Peter Dwyer to speak at a national event about welfare conditionality in the Netherlands and more particularly ‘Tegenprestatie’. Roughly translated into English this refers to the ‘civic contribution’ that Dutch people are required to make when in receipt of social assistance benefits. View his presentation to ‘De zin en onzin van de Rotterdamse Tegenprestatie’, Rotterdam, January 18th 2017

Exploring the experiences of welfare users at the margins of the UK labour market

February 14, 2017     Leave a Comment

Research team member Katy Jones, from the University of Salford, made a presentation on service users who are ‘just about managing’ in the labour market. This group includes those working variable hours, part-time, and self-employed. The presentation was made to the ‘Developing future agendas in welfare to work research’ conference, University of Leeds, 27 January 2017. View the presentation

Conference presentation: social housing

December 12, 2016     Leave a Comment

Research team member Beth Watts from Heriot-Watt University presented our findings on social housing at HQN’s ‘Unconditional Support or Tough Love?’ event in Birmingham recently. Her presentation posed a number of questions for debate:

  • Are we seeing increased levels of conditionality in the social housing sphere? How is this manifesting?
  • To what extent is intensifying conditionality intended to bring about behavioural change on the part of tenants?
  • What are the prime motivating factors lying behind any such behavioural change agenda?

View the slides

PhD research students’ event 2016

March 31, 2016     Leave a Comment

Our PhD students presented their work at an event in March 2016. View their presentation slides here.

The use of conditionality mechanisms in family-based interventions: Emily Ball

Welfare conditionality for disabled recipients: Joanne Brown

The impact of welfare conditionality on Roma migrants in the UK: Liviu Dinu

Punishment, powerlessness and partisanship: early reflections on research with ‘at risk’ women: Larissa Povey

Housing strategies of homeless migrants: Regina Serpa


Conference presentations

July 20, 2015     Leave a Comment

The project team have delivered presentations to several conferences as part of the project. Our PhD students are also presenting their own work on related topics. Individual conference presentations can be downloaded here.


Prof John Flint, keynote presentation to Resolve ASB annual conference, November 2015

Prof Peter Dwyer, Sir Roland Wilson public lecture, Australian National University, September 2015

Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Dr Beth Watts, National Housing Federation management conference and Social Housing Research and Insight Conference, October 2015

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