IHURER News January 2013

IHURER News January 2013

By HSA Blog

IHURER are pleased to announce that its new blog has just gone live – go to http://ihurerblog.wordpress.com/The first entry, by Prof Glen Bramley considers the purpose of IHURER as an interdisciplinary research institute, with a focus on the way it combines expertise on economic and social research.

IHURER is delighted to welcome Beth Watts, from the University of York, who joins the institute as Research Associate in January 2013. Beth will work primarily with Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Dr Sarah Johnsen on a range of projects about homelessness and related issues.

The summary report of The Homelessness Monitor looking at Great Britain as a whole was published in December 2012, followed by individual reports on England and Scotland. Reports on Wales and Northern Ireland will follow in 2013. The Homelessness Monitor is a major five-year independent study into the impact of the economic downturn and policy developments on homelessness across the UK. This is the second year of the study to be published by homelessness charity Crisis and undertaken by IHURER Professors Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Glen Bramley and Hal Pawson, together with the University of York’s Professor Steve Wilcox. The reports published to date can be downloaded from www.crisis.org.uk.

Heriot-Watt has been chosen to host the 2014 ENHR conference in Edinburgh in collaboration with Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling and the Chartered Institute for Housing (Scotland).