Homelessness Research Network

A learning network for people doing, using, and funding research or affected by homelessness.

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The Research Network is brought together by the Centre for Homelessness Impact in partnerships with The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England. This international initiative was set up in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, to help ensure that we were learning as fast as possible across countries, and create new connections and relationships.


It’s early days, but the Network is creating a space where people doing, using, or funding research share actionable research to improve responses to homelessness. If you think you may have something to contribute, just get in touch.



Partners

Next meeting: January 2021

In the first meeting of 2021 we will talk about direct cash transfers, managed alcohol programmes, and explore collaboration opportunities.

Speakers include:

Dr. Jiaying Zhao (Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia) on Vancouver New Leap Project, and the associated RCT around one-time cash transfers to youth and adults who have recently become homeless.

Dr Hannah Carver (Lecturer in Substance Use, University of Stirling) on Managed Alcohol Programmes (MAP) as a harm reduction approach

Past Meetings

Speakers

Prof. Christine Whitehead (Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics, LSE) research on The impact of the suspension on evictions on tenants and landlords

Prof. Hal Pawson (Urban Policy and Strategy, University of New South Wales) on the Australian Homelessness Monitor.

Facilitated discussion

Francesca Albanese (Crisis) leading the group on "challenges conducting qualitative research and data collection with people experiencing homeless during COVID-19 restrictions."

Speakers

Phillip Brown (Professor of Housing and Communities, University of Huddersfield) research on The impact of poor quality housing on occupants during the COVID-19 lockdown.  

Gary Painter
(Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, University Southern California) on Project RoomKey - housing individuals experiencing homelessness in hotels and motels during Covid.

Dr Lígia Teixeira
(CEO, Centre for Homelessness Impact) / Dr Peter Mackie (Reader at Cardiff University in the School of Geography and Planning) on MOVE ON: Understanding the relative effectiveness of temporary accommodation and settled housing on COVID infections, housing stability and wider outcomes.

Speakers

Hannah Green (Centre for Homelessness Impact) on a chapter she is writing for a book, how this has evolved from her own experiences of homelessness and her new role at CHI.

Al Story
(UCLH) and Andrew Hayward (UCL) on outreach peer-led COVID testing and projections.

Patrick Fowler
(Washington University) on simulations to project post-COVID demand for housing and homeless assistance.

Members

Francesca Albanese

Stephen Aldridge (Chair)

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Robert Aldrige

Tim Aubry

University of Ottawa
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Nick Bartholdy

Centre for Homelessness Impact
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Alex Bax

Phillip Brown

University of Huddersfield
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Jo Brown

Groundswell
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Martin Burrows

Groundswell
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Hannah Carver

University of Stirling
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Richard Chapman

Michelle Cornes

King's College London
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Dennis Culhane

University of Pensylvania
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Kelly Doran

NYU Langone Health
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Suzanne Fitzpatrick

Heriot Watt University
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Patrick Fowler

Elisabeth Garratt

Sheffield University
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Emma Gordon

Becky Green

Stephen Green

Sheffield Hallam University
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Hannah Green

Centre for Homelessness Impact
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Charlotte Grey

Welsh Goverment
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Nigel Hart

Queens University Belfast
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Andrew Hayward

Nigel Hewett

Guy Johnson

RMIT University
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Natalie King

St Martins in the Field
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Margot Kushel

Gill Leng

Richard Lloyd

Peter Mackie

Cardiff University
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Jenny McAteer

Groundswell
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Keir McCluskey

Centre for Homelessness Impact
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Nick McGuire

University of Southampton
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Jim McVeigh

Manchester Metropolitan University
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Dee Menezes

Joy Moses

Eoin O'Sullivan

Trinity Dublin
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Deborah Padgett

New York University
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Gary Painter

USC Price Center for Social Innovation
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Tessa Parkes

University of Stirling
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Hal Pawson

University of New South Wales, Sydney
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Kevin Pottie

University of Ottowa
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Robert Ralphs

Manchester Metropolitan University
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Kesia Reeve

Sheffield Hallam University
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Guillermo Rodríguez-Guzmán

Centre for Homelessness Impact
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Jiao Song

NHS Wales
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Lucy Spurling

Jez Stannard

Alistair Story

Ricky Taylor

Lígia Teixeira

Centre for Homelessness Impact
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Ian Thomas

University of Cardiff
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Alina Turner

HelpSeeker
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Emily Tweed

Glasgow University and NHS
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Anita Van Mil

St Mungos
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Christine Whitehead

Tony Wilkins

Office for National Statistics
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Nick Woodhill

Jiaying Zhao

University of British Columbia
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Founding members

Stephen Aldrige

MHCLG

Ligia Teixeira

Centre for Homelessness Impact

Lucy Spurling

MHCLG

Jez Stannard

PHE

Gillian Leng

PHE

Tony Wilkins

ONS

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Research Network blog posts

January 13, 2021

Ending It with evidence from around the globe

Stephen Aldridge, Director for Analysis and Data, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government discusses the Homelessness Research Network and the opportunities for expansion as we move into 2021

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July 10, 2020

Research Network meeting: July 2020

Read more about July's Homelessness Research Network meeting

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