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Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU)

Welcome to SHUSU
Established in 1996, SHUSU is a multidisciplinary research group at the University of Salford hosted within the Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy (CARe). We seek to understand complex social issues and work towards social justice and environmental sustainability within the urban environment. We are actively engaged in research that highlights the processes, outcomes and impacts of marginalisation on individuals and communities.

The work of SHUSU reflects the complex and interconnected challenges faced by contemporary society. These challenges include ensuring fair access to housing, equitable welfare systems and services, population mobility, positive social relations within communities, ageing populations, environmental sustainability and inclusive growth.

Our work is aligned with four work streams that unified by a core vision of working towards a more equitable and sustainable society. To find out more about each work stream, click on the links below:

SHUSU brings together internationally renowned researchers as part of a multidisciplinary team and our approach is underpinned by the principles of collaboration, co-production and critical analysis.  We provide a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic environment for postgraduate researchers, who work alongside our core research team to deliver projects that facilitate the practical application of knowledge.

If you want to find out more about how to work with us, study with us or to get in touch, please click on the links below:

Latest news and events

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all. The education sector is a critical player in ensuring […]

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Wed 26 Oct 2016

                      Dr Lisa Scullion and Dr Mark Wilding are leading an evaluation for Oxfam Wales and the DWP of their innovative Livelihoods Training Project.  The overall aim of the Livelihoods Project is to embed understandings of poverty within the DWP service across Wales, to enable […]

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Thu 3 Mar 2016

Dr Lisa Scullion at the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) has been successful in securing funding to evaluate services for homeless and vulnerable people for Riverside Derby and Justlife. The Riverside project represents the continuation of an existing relationship with the organisation established through a number of previous projects. Riverside are one of […]

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