BA Hons Social Policy at University of York. Recently completed MA in Social Research at University of York.
Working title: A longitudinal study into the views of alleged perpetrators of anti-social behaviour on the definition of anti-social behaviour and the success or otherwise of related interventions.
Antisocial behaviour is an increasingly important topic in the UK, and social housing providers are repeatedly used by governments to influence tenants whose behaviour is seen as irresponsible or antisocial. Antisocial behaviour is the second most common reason for eviction from social housing, however, what is perceived as antisocial can vary over time, space and between individuals.
The views of social tenants perceived to be antisocial are highly under-represented in research. Therefore, I will use qualitative interviews to investigate the following research questions:
The participants will be interviewed more than once to explore how these views may change or develop over a period of 6-12 months.
The findings of this research will create new knowledge into the impact and effectiveness of anti-social behaviour interventions. Appropriate and effective mechanisms for managing anti-social behaviour could prevent eviction, reducing the costs for the individual, landlord, community and society, which can include serious health and wellbeing impacts, as well as financial costs.
GTA in Politics and Economics in the School for Business and Society.
At the time of starting my PhD in 2018, I have had over seven years experience working within a social housing provider as part of a neighbourhood team, managing tenancies. Based on my experiences in the workplace, I developed an interest in antisocial behaviour and how perceptions on “acceptable” behaviour can vary significantly.
I completed an Extended Degree in Social Policy with the University of York before moving on to a Masters in Social Research in 2017. I applied and was successful applying for funding for my PhD through an ESRC +3 Pathway Funding Award.
School for Business and Society