Lisa is Professor of Social Policy and Associate Director at the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) in the School of Health & Society, University of Salford, UK. Over the last 13 years, Lisa has been leading and delivering research focusing on the social welfare needs of a range of socially excluded and marginalised communities.
Lisa leads SHUSU’s dedicated Work and Welfare research group, which includes leading the University of Salford’s involvement in a five year ESRC funded project focusing on welfare conditionality (http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/) and a project funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) focusing on the experiences of Armed Forces Service leavers in the mainstream benefits system (http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/about-our-research/service-leavers/).
In addition, Lisa has been working with Salford City Council to establish the Salford Anti-Poverty Taskforce and is responsible for coordinating a programme of research that supports Salford’s anti-poverty strategy.
Lisa sits on the Editorial Board for the journal Social Policy & Society, and is also a member of Greater Manchester Poverty Action and the Salford Sanctions and Conditionality Taskforce.