PhD opportunity: Youth Homelessness in Birmingham

Posted on Thursday 19th December 2013

Youth Homelessness in Birmingham: Collaborative PhD Opportunity with St Basils
Supervisor: Professor David Mullins

An exciting opportunity has arisen to study for a PhD with supervision from Professor David Mullins, Professor of Housing in the School of Social Policy.

The PhD will be based in the Housing and Communities Research Group in the School of Social Policy. It will be part of a programme of work with St Basils to research and develop this unique surce of data on the experience of youth homelessness and the effectiveness of the unique inter-agency partnership. The overall objective is to help inform prevention and early intervention work. It will do this by working with St Basils:

  • To develop the Hub as a strategic information resource for the City and the wider exploitation of this unique data set to inform policy and research on youth homelessness and its prevention nationally and internationally.
  • To construct an evidence base on the social impact of inter-organisational service delivery partnership to commission and deliver the full range of support and accommodation services required to end youth homelessness.

This is a unique opportunity for a student with a strong interest in social justice and young people to undertake applied research with a significant social impact. Some prior experience of work on homelessness may be an advantage but is not essential. The student will demonstrate qualitative and quantitative social research skills and will receive research training through the Doctoral Training Centre. They will work closely with St Basils.

How to apply and more information

If you wish to be considered for this collaborative PhD opportunity with St Basils, you should submit your application by 4.00 pm on 15 January 2014. You can find out more information about the application process in Advice for Doctoral Research Enquirers.

Information for Candidates on St Basils and Youth Homelessness Hub - please use this information to compose your proposal. Do not contact St Basils direct at this stage. There will be opportunities for short listed candidates to contact them later.

 More details can also be found on Find a PhD