Social Policy Research Groups

Intentional Communitites

We are a group of academic staff from several disciplines with an interest in intentional communities. We are currently organise and run a bi-annual symposium and attempt to bring together Academics, people living in intentional communities, researchers, developers, policy makers and housing associations to examine the phenomenon of communal living.

Kirsten Stevens-Wood



Social Policy

The Social Policy research group has interests spanning governance, social housing, welfare policy, international policy transfer, homelessness, and the devolution of decision-making.  We are motivated by multi-disciplinary research which brings about positive change for individuals and communities.

Dr Helen Taylor

Dr Leanne McCarthy-Cotter

Marc Fury