Publications: Conferences & panels

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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