Professor Lisa Scullion

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building, Room C504.



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Current positions

Professor of Social Policy


Lisa is Professor of Social Policy, Co-Director of the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit, and Co-Director of the Research Centre for Inclusive Society. Lisa joined the University of Salford in 2006 and since then has delivered over 60 externally funded research projects. Her research focuses on social security policy and practice, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of marginalised individuals and communities. Lisa is leading the UK’s first substantive research focusing on the experiences of military veterans within the social security system, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).

Areas of research

Social security, Welfare, Marginalised communities , Veterans


  • Social security and welfare 

Research Interests

  • Social security
  • Welfare 
  • Poverty
  • Marginalised communities
  • Military transitions
  • Trauma

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD Social Policy
  • BA (Hons) Social Policy & Administration (First Class)


  • Social Policy Association (SPA)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)