Event - Trauma, Gender and Culture-informed Care: How to Embed it into Your Services

Friday 18th September, 2-3pm, Online

Join NPC for a discussion exploring the models of support for people facing multiple disadvantage. This event will help an organisations’ leaders and teams to understand some of the key issues affecting the experiences of people facing multiple disadvantage: access to services, transitions within services, and the importance of trauma, gender and culturally-informed care. Sign up here:

Dr Julian Dobson

Job title: 
Senior Research Fellow, PhD

Phone 0114 2255177


Julian is a researcher and writer with a broad interest in place and society, and a particular focus on the complex systemic changes required to achieve environmentally and socially just approaches to urban life. His research expertise is in social and economic regeneration, urban greenspace, town and city centres and the role of the voluntary and community sector. He is especially interested in how and why change happens and the role of evidence in shaping policy and practice.

Research exposes complexity of the UK’s ‘productivity problem’

Date issued: 28/07/2020

The productivity gaps between local economies across the UK are far more complex than previously thought, according to a new report from Sheffield Hallam University.

The report, The Productivity of Industries and Places, challenges the assumption that the less prosperous parts of the UK, including much of the Midlands, North, Scotland and Wales, have consistently low levels of productivity that hold back local business and industry.

New article published in The Conversation

Date Issued: 15/07/2020

A new article authored by Bernie Stiell (CDARE, SHU) and Catherine Harris (CRESR, SHU) and published in the Conversation discusses recent research conducted on diversity in the children’s literature sector for Arts Council England.

Summer statement: £2 billion scheme will not be enough to prevent mass youth unemployment

Date issued: 10/07/2020

There are nearly seven million 16-24 years olds in the UK. As many of this group finish school, college or university, they face the real prospect of long-term unemployment.

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