NEWS Conference Bursary recipients and Award winners announced

NEWS Conference Bursary recipients and Award winners announced

At the Housing Studies Association (HSA) we value a diversity of voices across experience, sectors, career stage and background. That’s why we, in partnership with the Housing Studies Charitable Trust (HSCT) provide a number of bursaries to assist people to attend our annual conference who would otherwise be prevented from attending due to a lack of recourse to funds. These bursaries fully cover the costs of registration, accommodation costs and travel costs up to a limit of £100. This year we are pleased to announce that the following people have been awarded bursaries:


Danielle Butler – Doctoral Student at the University of Salford
Title of paper – Never enough time, clout and ‘do as I say, not as I do’: understanding the ‘struggle’ of Fuel Poverty through the professional experiences of energy advisors.

Rachel Creaney – Doctoral Student at the University of St Andrews
Title of paper – What is the context of Health Smart Homes in Scotland?

Hazel Dizon – Postgraduate Student at York University, Canada.
Title of paper – Questioning the Legitimacy of a Housing Takeover: Housing Struggle and Property Right Discourse in the Philippines

Edith England – Doctoral Student at Cardiff University
Title of paper – The impact of a market-based housing system on disabled people’s accommodation

Melissa Espinoza – Doctoral Student at Herriot-Watt University.
Title of paper – Pitching priorities rather than tents: A case study of social control and homelessness in Seattle, USA.

Jennifer Galbraith – Doctoral Student at the University of Stirling.
Title of paper – “We expected dogs with pretzels on their tails”: Biographical interviews with EU migrants and their experiences of life and homelessness in Scotland.

Aoife McCarthy – Undergraduate Student from Cardiff University
Title of paper – Unpacking and remaking the meaning of home for freshers. Results from longitudinal research into the housing expectations and experiences of first year undergraduate students.

Elizabeth O’Hara – Postgraduate Student at the University of East London/Board Member Walterton and Elgin Community Homes (WECH)
Title of paper – ‘We’re a little worried about our Landlord’: Resisting the privatisation of social housing in inner-city London

Dr Thomas Simcock- Research Fellow at Edge Hill University
Title of paper – Home or Hotel? A contemporary challenge in the use of Housing Stock

Ellie Suh – Doctoral Student at the London School of Economics
Title of paper – Young British adults’ homeownership circumstances and the role of intergenerational transfers

Abi Woodward – Doctoral Student at Sheffield Hallam University
Title of paper – An informal economy? Home ownership and collective participation among Pakistani Muslims in Sheffield

Christian Zielinski – Postgraduate Student at Utrecht University
Title of paper – The New Vulnerables: international Students on the Utrecht Housing Market


Each year the two strongest applications receive the additional honour of being awarded either the Alan Holmans Award or Andrew Thomas Award to read more about the contribution Alan and Andrew made to Housing Studies please see . This year Elizabeth O’Hara will receive the Andrew Thomas Award and Hazel Dizon receives the Alan Holmans Award.

We are all looking forward to hearing from all delegates, especially our bursary recipients, at our conference in April.