Building Sustainable Societies

People

Please note: This website is no longer active. The Building Sustainable Societies project was completed in 2015.

In this section:

Director

mark-daviesDr Mark Davis

School Of Sociology and Social Policy

Mark was Director of Building Sustainable Societies transformation fund project from October 2013 to October 2015. He organised the 2014 Social Sustainability Conference, steered the project through its Internal Review process, and ensured its integration to the new Cities and Sustainable Societies theme across campus.

Mark is also Founding Director of the Bauman Institute research and teaching centre, based within the School of Sociology and Social Policy, and continues to lead the Rethinking Global Society project, which is part of the University’s ‘Making a World of Difference’ campaign.

His primary research focus is on the social and political consequences of consumerism, marketization and financialization in heavily-indebted neoliberal societies, specifically how individual freedom and choice can be reconciled with the challenge of creating fairer, more resilient, and more sustainable societies around the world. Building upon his research into the concept of shared social responsibility (with the Council of Europe, 2008-2011), he is PI on two externally funded research projects into community resilience (with Katy Wright) and democratic finance (with Bruce Davis and Tim Braunholtz-Speight).

Mark is now actively involved in the ‘Sustainable Finance and Prosperous Societies’ platform of the University’s new Cities and Sustainable Societies theme.

 

Emily-BoldisonEmily Boldison

Emily was the Building Sustainable Societies Support Assistant and PA to Dr Mark Davis between March 2014 and October 2015. Emily is now Support Assistant to the new Cities and Sustainable Societies theme and working as Events and Marketing Co-ordinator within the School of Sociology & Social Policy.

Emily can be contacted via email E.Boldison@leeds.ac.uk or by telephone 0113 3437352.

Security and Justice

Security and Justice continues as a leading part of the new Cities and Sustainable Societies theme.

Adam CrawfordProfessor Adam Crawford

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

I am the Director of the Security and Justice research hub.

I have managed research studies in the fields of crime prevention, community safety, victims of crime, policing and youth justice, variously funded by the Home Office, Youth Justice Board, ESRC, JRF, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, Northern Ireland Office, and the European Commission.

edward-newmanProfessor Edward Newman

Professor of International Security

I am Deputy Director of the Security and Justice research hub and my work focuses upon theoretical security studies, intrastate armed conflict, and intervention. My latest book is Understanding Civil Wars: Continuity and Change in Intrastate Conflict and I am the editor of the journal ‘Civil Wars’. My personal webpage is at www.edward-newman.net.

Jason RalphProfessor Jason Ralph

Professor in International Relations

I am Senior Research Associate at the Foreign Policy Centre. You can follow me on Twitter @jasonralph4

I am currently engaged in research on a project called the “Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute. The political sustainability of liberal norms in an age of shifting power balances.”

Clifford StottDr Clifford Stott

I am the Principal Research Fellow of the Security & Justice Research Group, and also currently a Visiting Professor to the Socio-Technical Centre in the University of Leeds’ School of Business. My research interests revolve around crowd psychology, collective conflict and public order policing, particularly as this relates to understanding ‘riots’, protests and ‘football hooliganism’.

Work, Care and Global Transitions

The Work, Care and Global Transitions project was completed in October 2015. Work in this area continues via CERIC at the University of Leeds, and CIRCLE at the University of Sheffield.

Professor Sue YeandleSue Yeandle

Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE).

My research interests centre mainly on the relationship between work and family life. I am active in a range of research networks outside the university, aim to achieve policy impact for my research through active engagement with external agencies, and lead the University of Leeds’ research partnership with Carers UK.

Mark StuartProfessor Mark Stuart

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.

My research interests focus on the dynamics of organisational restructuring and skill formation, trade union strategy and change and the modernisation of employment relations. My work has been funded by the European Commission, European Parliament, Department of Trade and Industry, the Economic and Social Research Council, International Labour Office, ACAS, TUC and numerous trade unions

Jo IngoldDr Jo Ingold

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.

I came to Leeds in October 2011, as part of the Building Sustainable Societies project. I have previously worked in the third sector and also held a number of posts in central government, as a researcher in the Department for Work and Pensions and in workforce development policy and in learning development in the Department for Education and Skills.

I have a long-standing interest in public employment policies and active labour market programmes. My PhD was an ESRC CASE studentship in collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions and compared active labour market policies in the UK, Australia and Denmark in respect of partnered women.

Jana-JavornikDr Jana Javornik

Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE).

I hold a PhD in comparative social policy from Southampton University. Major themes of my research are the comparative welfare states and work-care policies; the work-care interface and gender equity; and theoretical and methodological frameworks for comparative social policy analysis.

I am currently investigating intersection of work and care across family models and welfare states, and various aspects of and paths to sustainable work-care balance in Iceland, Slovenia and Sweden. My project analyses four broad areas: national infrastructures of support (e.g. government policies and legislation, employers’ initiatives, family- and the service market); the role of employers in work-care management; lived experiences and strategies of various groups of working parents; and gender and work-care interface. Among others, it aims to foster the development of emerging social sustainability research agenda, one which increasingly questions the sustainability of work-care interface.

Rosa Mas-giraltDr Rosa Mas Giralt

Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE).

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Work, Care and Global Transitions based at CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and
Equalities) in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

My research interests lie at the intersection of debates on (international) migration and social sustainability, including a focus on understanding the interactions of cross-border mobility strategies and in/formal social protection processes from a migrant-centred perspective. This research agenda also includes the study of the everyday experiences of young people of migrant descent (or ‘second generation’) and how these may impact on their wellbeing and inclusion in their host societies.

My current research focuses on the onward migration of Latin Americans from Spain (and Italy as a contrasting case) to the UK in the aftermath of the 2008 economic downturn and up to the present. This project aims to generate a better understanding of these onward mobility strategies, their contexts and outcomes, and the challenges that these migrants and their families face in achieving sustainable livelihoods. With funding from the World Universities Network (WUN) and in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Leeds and worldwide, she is also working on establishing an ‘International research network for the study of children and young people of migrant descent: opening South-North dialogues’. This network has the aim of developing common intellectual and methodological agendas and long-term research collaborations.

Dr Ioulia-BessaIoulia Bessa

Research Fellow in Work and Employment, part of the Low Pay Commission project.

I joined Leeds University Business School in May 2012, after completing my PhD at Cass Business School, City University of London. Throughout my PhD I worked on the area of Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs), examining them from both an institutional and labour economics perspective.

I am currently working with Professor Mark Stuart, Professor Chris Forde and Dr. Sian Moore on the Low Pay Commission project, where we are examining the job quality of domiciliary workers in the UK, using both qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis.

Healthcare

The Healthcare project was completed in October 2015. Work in this area continues via Realism@Leeds at the University of Leeds, and on-going collaboration between the School of Sociology & Social Policy and the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences.

Professor Ray Pawson

Co-director, School of Sociology and Social Policy

I am best known for writings on evaluation methodology and evidence-based policy, work which has been supported over the years by three ESRC fellowships. I have acted as researcher and consultant on programme evaluation for various UK government departments.

Jenny HewisonProfessor Jenny Hewison

Co-director, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

My research interests are in reproductive health and genetics, the provision of information to help patients and the public use health services, in chronic illness and in screening. I also have more general methodological interests in the evaluation and assessment of health technologies and in the incorporation of service users’ perspectives into policy development and planning.

Dr Joanne Greenhalgh

Principal Research Fellow, School of Sociology and Social Policy

twitter: @Greenhalgh_Jo

I am a social research methodologist with a first degree in psychology, a Masters degree in Public Health and a PhD in health services research.  My current research is focused on applying realist evaluation and realist synthesis to the evaluation of healthcare policy and practice.  My research has also focused on the evaluation of the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical practice and their impact on clinical decision making and patient care.   This has included an ESRC funded observational study how multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation teams make sense of and use standardised outcome measures.

I am also Deputy Director of the Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice. http://thesp.leeds.ac.uk/.  I am a member of one of NICE’s quality standards advisory groups (QSAC) to develop quality standards for health and social care.

Ana Manzano-SantaellaDr Ana Manzano-Santaella

Research Fellow, School of Sociology and Social Policy

Having worked in acute healthcare settings for a decade, I became interested in theory-based evaluation of health and social policies. My specialist area is the evaluation of complex applied healthcare interventions using the realist approach.

Dr Sonia Dalkin

Research Fellow

twitter:@SoniaDalkin

I am a research fellow with a first degree in psychology, a Masters degree in health psychology and a PhD in health services research. My PhD was a realist evaluation of a palliative care integrated care pathway in primary care. My current research applies realist synthesis to the evaluation of the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical practice, focusing on their impact on clinical decision making and patient care. The project is funded by the NIHR HS&DR http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/1213631.
I am also a member of Fuse: The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

Associate Members

Security and Justice

Work, Care and Global Transitions

  • Ruth Pearson
    Centre for Global Development (CGD).
  • Fiona Williams
    Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE).
  • Jean Gardiner
    Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.
  • Lisa Buckner
    Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE).
  • Caroline Dyer
    Centre for Global Development (CGD).
  • Emma Tomalin
    School of Theology and Religious Studies.
  • Chris Forde
    Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.
  • Jennifer Tomlinson
    Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.
  • Robert Mackenzie
    Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.
  • Dave Spencer
    Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.
  • Andrew Robinson
    Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.
  • Ian Kirkpatrick
    Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School.

Healthcare

Partners

External Partners, Advisors and Affiliate Members

Security and Justice

  • Dr Saskia Hufnagel
    Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, and Institutional Visiting Research Fellow based in the School of Law
  • Professor Clifford Shearing
    University of Cape Town & South African National Research Foundation Chair in Security and Justice
  • Professor Simon Bronitt
    Director of the Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Australia
  • Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd
    West Yorkshire Police
  • Fraser Sampson
    Chief Executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
  • Andrew Staniforth
    Detective Inspector, North East Counter Terrorism Unit, West Yorkshire Police
  • Paul Bentall
    Research Analyst at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

 

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