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Research Assistant, Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit, University of Salford

Phil Martin has worked at the University of Salford's Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit [SHUSU] for over six years. His core areas of interest are migration, citizenship, equalities and rights and how they interact in the public sphere and are made manifesty through policy and practice.

He has substantial experience of qualitative research, having completed over five hundred qualitiative interviews across the UK and EU on topics including Roma commununities, migration, military veterans, the welfare system, homelessness, housing & employment support, energy efficiency and small scale entrepeneurship.

He previously worked for over a decade in both the public and third sectors, focusing on equalities issues. He is currently working on a number of large scale initiatives including the long running and award winning 'Sanctions, Support & Service Leavers' project which investigates the experiences of military veterans engagement with the UK benefits system.


  • –present
    Research Assistant, University of Salford


  • 1998 
    Imperial College, University of London, MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine