Professor Lisa Scullion

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building C504

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Current positions

Professor of Social Policy and Co-Director of the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU)


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 currently leading a significant national ESRC project focusing on social security and employment support during COVID-19 and its aftermath, funded as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to COVID-19. Lisa is also 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). Lisa is a founder member and academic lead of the Salford Anti-Poverty Taskforce; an innovative research/knowledge exchange partnership with Salford City Council. Through this Taskforce she is leading a programme of research that directly supports Salford’s Anti-Poverty Strategy and Action Plan.

Areas of research

Social security, Welfare reform, Poverty, Disability, Military Transitions


  • Social security and welfare reform on the BSc (Hons) Social Policy programme

Research Interests

  • Social security
  • Welfare reform
  • Disability
  • Military transitions 

Qualifications and Memberships


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


  • Social Policy Association (SPA)