I-SPHERE hosts a series of seminars throughout the year with guest speakers from across the UK and beyond.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Unless otherwise specified, seminars are held in the William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS.

Directions and a campus map

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

For further information and to be added to our seminar circulation list contact Jill – j.mcintyre@hw.ac.uk


I-SPHERE Seminar – John McKendrick

Date: February 26, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: Rm 1.08 William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

We regret to inform that this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later.

 

I-SPHERE Seminar – Cameron Parsell

Date: March 9, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:30

Location: Edwin Chadwick Building, Room EC203, Heriot-Watt Unicersity

Soothing, solving or something else? Reflecting on charitable responses to homelessness

I-SPHERE are delighted to welcome Cameron Parsell from The University of Queensland, Australia to Edinburgh on Monday 9th March.

Cameron is a leading researcher in our field and we can’t wait to hear him share his insights.  If you are not already familiar with his work, find out more here

We are also delighted to welcome Ewan Aitken, CEO of Cyrenians, as a discussant/respondent.

Everybody welcome, so please do join us – this is one not to be missed!

 

I-SPHERE Seminar – Delma Byrne

Date: March 18, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: Room 1.08, William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Social stratification and the sociology of education

We are delighted that Dr Delma Byrne from Maynooth University in Ireland will join us for our March seminar to share her research on the role of education in shaping peoples life chances throughout their lifetime.

It is set to be a fascinating presentation and discussion.  As always everyone is welcome, there will be refreshments during the seminar and an opportunity for discussion then and afterwards when we retire to the Mariott hotel on campus.

Find out more about Delma and her work at   https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/delma-byrne

I-SPHERE Seminar – Paul Anderson

Date: April 22, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: Room 1.08, William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

How the Homelessness Reduction Act became law

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2019 is the biggest legislative change in homelessness law in over 40 years.  Paul Anderson from Homelessness Link will share his insights on how the Act came into being.

I-SPHERE May Seminar

Date: May 20, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Our May seminar will take place on 20th May – details of our speaker will follow shortly.

I-SPHERE June Seminar

Date: June 17, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Our June seminar will take place on17th June – details of our speaker will follow shortly.

I-SPHERE Seminar – Chris Parker

Date: September 16, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Lived Experiences of choice, control and success in Housing First

Chris Parker works for Newcastle City Council as Active Inclusion Officer.  The role is aligned to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government funded Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer, a service transformation programme focused on identifying and responding to residents who are at risk of homelessness at an earlier stage.

Chris has a PHD from Northumbria University, on the implementation of Housing First.

He will brings insights from his work and research into this seminar on the Lived Experiences of choice, control and success in Housing First.

 

I-SPHERE Seminar – Nick Bailey

Date: October 14, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Administrative data for social policy research: potential and pitfalls

By Professor Nick Bailey, Glasgow University

Find out more about Nick here

I-SPHERE Seminar – Koldo Casla

Date: November 11, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Freedom and social citizenship: In defence of public services that stem from social rights

by Dr Koldo Casla, University of Essex

Find out more about Koldo here

 

I-SPHERE Seminar – Rachel Dobson

Date: December 9, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Complex Needs in Homelessness Policy and Practice: new markets of vulnerability

by Rachel Dobson, Birkbeck, University of London