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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.


Qualifications

1st class BA(h) Geography

Thesis

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)

Supervisors

Dr. Jamie Harding, Dr. Wendy Dyer, Dr. Darryl Humble

 


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