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Dr Lindsey McCarthy

Job title: 
Research Fellow, BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Phone 0114 225 6283
Email L.McCarthy@shu.ac.uk

Dr Lindsey McCarthy is a Research Fellow at CRESR with a track record of research covering homelessness and marginality; service encounters, support journeys and policy/practice responses for those facing multiple disadvantage; housing solutions for households in housing need; and experiences of 'home' and homemaking for marginalised groups. While at CRESR, Lindsey has developed expertise in delivering extensive policy-focused research and evaluations for national governments and government departments (including Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, Welsh Government, Government Equalities Office); charities (including the Nationwide Foundation, Crisis, St Basils, Age UK, Joseph Rowntree Foundation); and public sector health bodies (Nottingham City CCG, Public Health England).

Lindsey's PhD, completed in 2015 at Sheffield Hallam University, explored homeless women's experiences and constructions of home, homelessness and identity, and employed participatory visual methodologies (participant-led photography and 'photo elicitation' techniques). 

Lindsey is author of numerous research reports and has also published academically on issues relating to women's homelessness.

Research Interests

  • Housing insecurity and deprivation
  • Homelessness
  • The Private Rented Sector
  • Fuel poverty
  • Marginalised groups and identities
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis

Current Research Projects

2019 - 2021 Fulfilling Lives Lambeth Southwark Lewisham: Evaluation and Learning Partner, New Philanthropy Capital.

2019 - 2020 Rough Sleeping Evaluation, Public Health England.

2018 - 2020 Evaluation and Learning Partner, The Nationwide Foundation.

2018 - 2019 Complex Needs Process Evaluation, MHCLG.

2017 - 2020 BRC First Call Evaluation, British Red Cross.

Selected research reports

McCarthy, L., Parr, S., Green, D. and Reeve, K. (2020) Understanding Models of Support for People Facing Multiple Disadvantage: A Literature Review. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Archer, T., Crisp, R., Ferrari, E., Green, S., McCarthy, L., Moore, T., Mullins, D., Pattison, B. and Sacranie, H. (2019) Scaling up social lettings? Scope, impact and barriers. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Bashir, N., Gilbertson, J., McCarthy, L. and Tod, A. (2019) An Evaluation of Age UK's Person Centred Discharge Pathfinder Programme. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Archer, T., Green, S., Leather, D., McCarthy, L., Wilson, I., Robinson, D. and Tait, M. (2018) Older people's housing, care and support needs in Greater Cambridge 2017-2036. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Reeve, K., McCarthy, L., Pattison, B., Parr, S., Batty, E., Maye-Banbury, A., Bashir, N. and Dayson, C. (2018) The mental health needs of Nottingham's homeless population: an exploratory research study. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Reeve, K., McCarthy, L., Pattison, B., Parr, S., Batty, E., Maye-Banbury, A., Bashir, N. and Dayson, C. (2018) The mental health needs of Nottingham's homeless population: an exploratory research study - executive summary. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Ambrose, A., McCarthy, L. and Pinder, J. (2017) Energy (in)efficiency: what tenants expect and endure in private rented housing. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Ambrose, A., McCarthy, L. and Pinder, J. (2017) Energy (in) efficiency: what tenants expect and endure in private rented housing - Research Summary. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., McCarthy, L., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2017) Evaluation of Extra Care Housing in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., McCarthy, L., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2017) Evaluation of Extra Care Housing in Wales: Executive Summary. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Crisp, R., Gore, T. and McCarthy, L. (2017) Addressing transport barriers to work in low income neighbourhoods. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Bamonte, J., Bashir, N., Chowbey, P., Dayson, C., Gore, T., Ismail, M. and McCarthy, L. (2016) Increasing the uptake of primary and community long-term conditions services in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Nottingham - an exploratory research study. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., McCarthy, L. with Chowbey, P. and Ismail, M. (2016) Making the most of primary and community services: what works for BAME people with long-term conditions? Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Bashir, N., Dayson, C., McCarthy, L. with Chowbey, P. and Ismail, M. (2016) Making the most of primary and community services: what works for BAME people with long-term conditions? Research Summary. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Crisp, R., McCarthy, L., Parr, S. and Pearson, S. (2016) Community-led approaches to reducing poverty in neighbourhoods: A review of evidence and practice. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

McCarthy, L., Ambrose, A., and Pinder, J. (2016) Energy (In)Efficiency: Exploring what tenants expect and endure in the private rented sector in England. Kendal: Eaga Charitable Trust.

Ambrose, A., Eadson, W., Hickman, P. and McCarthy, L. (2015) Tenancy sustainment amongst those aged under 35. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Ambrose, A., Eadson, W., Hickman, P. and McCarthy, L. (2015) Tenancy sustainment amongst those aged under 35: executive summary. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Casey, R., Foden, M., McCarthy, L. and Reeve, K. (2015) Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions. London: Crisis.

Batty, E., Beatty, C., Casey, R., Foden, M., McCarthy, L. and Reeve, K. (2015) Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions: Executive Summary. London: Crisis.

Batty, E., Cole, I., Green, S., McCarthy, L. and Reeve, K. (2015) Evaluation of the Sharing Solutions programme. London: Crisis.

Beatty, C., Foden, M., McCarthy, L. and Reeve, K. (2015) Benefit sanctions and homelessness: a scoping report. London: Crisis.

Cole, I., Green, S., McCarthy, L. and Pattison, B. (2015)  Evidence Review on the Impact of the Existing Right to Buy and the Implications of Its Extension to the Housing Association Sector.

Cole, I., McCarthy, L., Preece, J. and Robinson, D. (2015) Housing for Older People: A Literature Review. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Academic publications

Ambrose, A. and McCarthy, L. (2019) Taming the masculine pioneers: changing attitudes towards energy efficiency amongst private landlords in New ZealandEnergy Policy, 126, pp.165-176.

 

McCarthy, L. (2020) Homeless women, material objects and home (un)making. Housing Studies, 35 (7), 1309-1331. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2019.1659235.

 

McCarthy, L. (2018) (Re)conceptualising the boundaries between home and homelessness: the unheimlich. Housing Studies, 33 (6), 960-985. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1408780.

McCarthy, L. (2013) Homelessness and identity: a critical review of the literature and theory. People, Place and Policy, 7 (1), pp. 46-58. 

McCarthy, L. (2013) 'It's coming from the Heart': Exploring a Student's Experiences of 'Home' using Participatory Visual Methods. Graduate Journal of Social Science, 10 (2), pp. 76-105. 

Recent Conference and Seminar Papers

McCarthy, L. and Pattison, B (2018) Mental health issues and multiple exclusion homelessness. Presentation to the Housing Studies Association conference, April 2018, Sheffield.

McCarthy, L. and Matthews, P. (2019) Homelessness doesn't exist? Reconceptualising homelessness and what it might mean for policy. Presentation to the Housing Studies Association Conference, April 2019.

McCarthy, L. (2018) Homeless women, material objects and home (un)making. Presentation to 13th European Research Conference on Homelessness, 21st September 2018, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. 

McCarthy, L. (2018) Homeless women, material objects and home. Presentation to fourth Inclusive Societies annual meeting, ‘Peaks and Troughs: New research on elites, wealth, inequality and exclusion by emerging researchers’, 28th June 2018, University of Sheffield, Sheffield.

McCarthy, L. (2017) The Private Rented Sector and Tenant-Landlord Relationships. Presentation to the ESRC Seminar Series: Energy Poverty, Social Relations and Vulnerability, 17th May 2017, University of Leeds, Leeds.

McCarthy, L. (2017) Homeless women, material objects and the making of 'home'. The Precariousness of Housing: (in)equality, (in)security, (in)stability and the growing financialisation of the housing system, Housing Studies Association Conference, University of York, April 2017. 

PhD supervision

Lindsey is currently second supervisor on one PhD, on the topic of

  • ‘The branding of welfare assistance: an exploration of in-work claimants’ experiences’ (Student: Sophie Negus)

She would welcome enquiries around supervising doctoral research in the following broad areas

  • Homelessness and housing exclusion
  • The meaning of home
  • Marginalisation and stigmatisation

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Key clients

Crisis
Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
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