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 –

I-SPHERE Seminar with Lynne McMordie, Heriot Watt University

Date: March 13, 2019

Time: 15:45- 17:00

Location: 1.32 William Arrol Building, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Title: Chronic homelessness and temporary accommodation

Lynne McMordie was the first intern employed through a partnership between I-SPHERE and The Oak Foundation.  Lynne researched the role of temporary accommodation in Northern Ireland and since completing the internship has embarked on a PHD with I-SPHERE.

I-SPHERE Seminar with Dr Emma Power

Date: March 22, 2019

Time: 13:15-14:30

Location: Room 1.10, William Arrol Building, Heriott Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS

I-SPHERE are delighted to welcome to Scotland Dr Emma Power, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.

Title:  Housing: an infrastructure of care

As the economic values of housing become increasingly central to public debate there is the need for a new housing discourse focused around the care values and care work of housing – reconceptualising housing as an infrastructure of care.

About Emma


Everyone is welcome, just come along on the day to enjoy the seminar, some friendly and lively debate, refreshments and pastries.

I-SPHERE Seminar

Start date: May 22, 2019

End date: June 12, 2019

Time: 15:45-17:00

Further information on our semester 3 seminars to follow.

Draft schedule

22 May 3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Sarah McCoy DePaul Youth Homelessness
12 June


3:45-5pm WA 1.08 Claire Frew Glasgow Homelessness Network Peer Research