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

Everyone is welcome to attend, simply email email j.mcintyre@hw.ac.uk to receive the link for the relevant seminar.

You can also watch our 2020-2021 seminars again at the links below.


What works to reduce street homelessness

Date: March 9, 2022
Time: 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Prof Volker Busch-Geertsema present findings of our international comparative study on approaches to reduce street homelessness. 13 Vanguard cities across the globe committed to reducing or eliminating street homelessness under the Institute of Global Homelessness ‘A place to call home’ programme. The evaluation considers progress, approaches and the lessons that can […]

“You could just show a little more compassion”: Effective problem substance use treatment from the perspective of people experiencing homelessness

Date: February 9, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Watch again

We are delighted to welcome Dr Hannah Carver from Stirling University to present our February I-SPHERE seminar  “You could just show a little more compassion”: Effective problem substance use treatment from the perspective of people experiencing homelessness This webinar will cover the findings of a qualitative systematic review which explored what constitutes effective problem substance […]

The effectiveness of homelessness prevention methods for Multiple Exclusion Homelessness

Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Lucie Woellenstein is finalising her PhD at the University of Edinburgh and shares the initial findings of her research project: A systematic review on the effectiveness of homelessness prevention methods for Multiple Exclusion Homelessness. She also summarises planned research on using predictive statistics on administrative data (HL1 and PREVENT1 Scottish Government data sets) to identify […]

I-SPHERE Joint Seminar with Lynne McMordie and Oliver Bowling – Temporary accommodation and begging in the UK

Date: November 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Lynne McMordie presented her research on Understanding the design, use and impacts of temporary and supported accommodation models for homeless households in the United Kingdom. Oliver Bowling presented using the Capabilities Approach to discuss the pathways into begging and the impact it has on individuals who engage in it.

Meeting the needs of BAME households in England – the role of the planning system

Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Amy Bristow presents her research for I-SPHERE and the Oak Foundation on how the planning system in England is reinforcing racial inequality and calls for reform. Read the report and Exec summary at Meeting the housing needs of BAME households in England: the role of the planning system – I-SPHERE (hw.ac.uk)  Time: Sep 22, 2021 03:45pm Meeting […]

When and why might choice in public services have intrinsic (dis) value

Date: June 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Aveek Bhattacharyra

Dangerous liaisons? Applying the social harm perspective to the inequality, housing and health trifecta

Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Craig Gurney, University of Glasgow

Playful Poverty

Date: March 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Professor John McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonia University

Young people, food insecurity and COVID 19

Date: February 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by I-SPHERE and Oak Foundation 2020 research intern Charlotte McPherson