Honorary staff

Honorary staff in the School of Social Policy

Dr Shelley Budgeon

Dr Shelley Budgeon

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Shelley Budgeon is an Honorary Associate Professor in Sociology who specializes in gender and feminist theory. Her research analyses the impact of various forces of social change on the constitution of gender relations and the performance of gendered identities. Her expertise encompasses theories of gendered subjectivity; feminist politics; gender, postfeminism and neoliberalism; sexuality and ...

Email
s.budgeon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Phil Child

Dr Phil Child

Honorary Research Fellow

Phil is a political historian of modern Britain, focused on cities, housing and voluntary action. He is also a member of the Civil Society and Volunteering research theme and an associate member of the Centre for Modern British Studies within the Department of History.  

Email
p.child@bham.ac.uk

Mervyn Conroy

Mervyn Conroy

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Merv has worked in the leadership, ethics and healthcare related fields as a practitioner, manager and academic for the past 20 years. His NHS senior management experience included a systems wide research and improvement programme to address the ethical aspects of leading change to services.

Prior to this he was an executive within a global aerospace organisation, heading up a multidisciplinary ...

Email
m.conroy@bham.ac.uk

Professor Barbara Fawcett

Honorary Professor

Barbara is an Honorary Professor in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. She carries out research in the areas of adults, communities, mental health, older people and disability. She also focuses on participatory action research and forms of analysis drawn from postmodern feminism.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5730
Email
b.fawcett@bham.ac.uk

Mr Alex Fox

Mr Alex Fox

CEO of Shared Lives Plus
Honorary Senior Fellow

Alex Fox OBE FRSA is CEO of Shared Lives Plus, the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare. He Chairs the NHS England, Dept. Health and Public Health England review of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and sits on the NHSE Empowering People and Communities Taskforce and the Think Local, Act Personalpartnership board. He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Birmingham ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 7738641897
Email
alex@sharedlivesplus.org.uk

Dr Richard Lang

Dr Richard Lang

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Richard Lang is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Innovation Management (IFI)at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy. He is also an Associate Member of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM). Between January 2015 and January 2017, Richard was Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow in and Acting Head ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 9259
Email
r.lang@bham.ac.uk

Professor dr Pieter (Peter) Lodewijk Hupe

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Peter Hupe is interested in the ways public actors fulfill public tasks. From a comparative perspective he has a particular focus on discretion as controlled freedom. How do 'professionals in public service' deal with such freedom and what does that mean for governmental performance?

Email
pieterhupe@gmail.com

Dr Margaret May

Dr Margaret May

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Margaret May is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and an Associate Member of the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy.

Email
m.may@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Newbigging

Dr Karen Newbigging

Honorary Reader (Associate Professor)

Karen joined HSMC as a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management in November 2013. Originally qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Karen has over thirty years’ experience in the health and social care sector, including direct service provision and commissioning. For the past fifteen years Karen has been involved in research, consultancy and system development for a broad range ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3067
Email
k.v.newbigging@bham.ac.uk

Thea Raisbeck

Honorary Research Fellow

Thea Raisbeck is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Birmingham and an Associate of Spring Housing. She has worked in the housing, homelessness and domestic abuse sectors for over ten years and combines academic and frontline practice with campaigning and advocacy work.