Salford Social Policy team part of £1.1 million Nuffield research project

Categories: Research, School of Health and Society

University of Salford Professor Lisa Scullion and Dr David Young are part of a team that will be delivering groundbreaking research on devolution and social security.

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, and led by the University of York, this £1.1 million study will map the nature, extent and impact of the devolution on social security systems at national, regional and local levels.

Lisa and David’s involvement builds upon their existing significant track record of research focusing on welfare reform, including the ground breaking Welfare Conditionality, Welfare at a Social Distance, and Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers projects.

Lisa said “David and I are incredibly proud to be part of this study, and for Salford to be represented amongst leading UK social policy academics and organisations. The project will share its research findings with policy makers in real-time, so that the findings can directly influence and improve policy and practice in a rapidly changing context”.    

The research will enhance understanding of the consequences for the millions of families across the UK whose experiences and outcomes differ depending on where they live. The project brings together expertise from seven universities across all four nations of the UK, who will work alongside the Resolution Foundation and Child Poverty Action Group.

Read the University of York press release here.

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