CRESR Seminar - Policy Forum: Poverty in England

Start date: 
Wed, 11/02/2015
Closing date: 
Wed, 11/02/2015
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Stoddart Building, Room 7139
Event contact: 
Ian Wilson & Will Eadson

Time: 3.00-5.00 pm

Speakers / Biographies

Richard Crisp
Sheffield Hallam University

Richard Crisp is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. His research interests include worklessness, poverty and spatial inequalities and he recently completed an evidence review on the impact of regeneration on poverty for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Richard is currently engaged in a number of studies looking at poverty, growth and employment for JRF. This includes work to develop a framework for measuring the relationship between growth and poverty at sub-national levels.

Richard will present the main findings in terms of the impact of regeneration on both 'material' (income and jobs) and 'non-material' (lived experiences) of poverty. It will then reflect on the implications of these findings for the current 'local growth' agenda.

Tom MacInnes
New Policy Institute

Tom MacInnes is the New Policy Institute’s (NPI's) Research Director, and leads on all major reports into poverty and social exclusion, co-authoring over a dozen reports in the area. He has been at NPI since 2006, having previously worked as an analyst at the Department of Health. In addition to NPI's ongoing monitoring poverty work, Tom leads on NPI's reviews of international poverty strategies and the links between poverty and disability. Tom also works on expanding NPI's work into new areas, such as housing and ageing, as well as developing the presentation of analysis through infographics and interactive data presentations.

Tom will present on how poverty has changed in the UK in the last ten years, focusing on work, housing and the benefits system.

Becky Tunstall
University of York

Becky Tunstall is the Director of the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York, which covers a wide range of contemporary housing policy issues. Becky is interested in housing and disadvantage. Her current projects include a study of the links between the dynamics of poverty and the dynamics of housing circumstances over time, of barriers to work for woman tenants in London social housing, of the impact of the introduction of the Living Wage amongst major employers in York, the establishment of a new community at Derwenthorpe in east York, mobility and wellbeing amongst older people in Northern England, and the relationship between mid twentieth century housing conditions and recent premature mortality in Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool. Her most recent publications are an assessment of the Coalition's housing policy and a study of housing space inequality over the past century. Becky formerly worked at LSE in the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion and on the MSc/Dip Housing course. She grew up in London and can't drive but can ride a horse and paddle a canoe.

Becky will talk about the relationship between housing and poverty, based on the review of literature and evidence carried out for JRF (Tunstall et al. 2013 The links between housing and poverty) and the initial elements of our current study on the dynamics of poverty and housing.

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