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Christopher Parker

PhD in Social Policy

I graduated from Northumbria University with a BA(h) in Human Geography in 2011.  Following this I developed my academic interests in homelessness and social exclusion by working for Northumbria University and North Tyneside Homes as the sole researcher on a 5 month project exploring the motivations of tenants with high levels of rent arrears and low levels of engagement with their landlord.

Upon the successful completion of this project I gained immediate employment with Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. I worked as a professional in the homelessness sector for 3 years before gaining a PhD studentship from Northumbria University, starting the project in October 2014.


1st class BA(h) Geography


Exploring the limits and influence of consumer choice for marginalised groups through an evaluation of a ‘Housing First’ service for multiply excluded homeless individuals in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Project Group 

Centre for Public Policy

Research themes & scholarly interests

Homelessness, Multiple exclusion,  Consumer choice in public services, Welfare regimes

Current/recent projects

2011 – An exploration of satisfaction and engagement amongst  North Tyneside Homes tenants with high levels of rent arrears (commissioned by North Tyneside Homes)


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