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Sarah is a researcher at Lemos&Crane. She is currently working on Quids In - a new resource building financial resilience for adults with learning disabilities, a research project on the use of digital technologies by homeless and formerly homeless people, work improving access to the arts, museums and galleries for adults with learning disabilities and a project exploring the role that spirituality plays in the lives of adults with a learning disability.Sarah also maintains the ActionAgainstCruelty website. She has a BSc in Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method from LSE and an MSc in The History of Science, Technology and Medicine from Imperial College London and UCL, awarded in 2012.
Sandy joined Lemos&Crane as a research assistant in 2014. He is currently working on the Good Prison – a project which seeks to build on the holistic ‘theory of change’, laid out in The Good Prison: Conscience, Crime and Punishment, about what really works in reducing re-offending and helping prisoners to re-build their lives. Sandy also maintains the PrisonerActionNet website. He has a BA in French and Hispanic Studies from Kings College London, and recently completed an MA in International Development Management from the University of Westminster.
Caroline Hunter is a Professor of Law at the University of York Law School. She is also the Deputy General Editor of Journal of Housing Law and the Lawyer Chair of the Residential Property Tribunal Service.
Jane Petrie is the Course Leader for undergraduate housing students at Sheffield Hallam University. As a solicitor she has worked for housing users and a large local authority.
Peter MacMahon is a former Deputy Local Government Ombudsman. He has worked as a lawyer in local government and the voluntary sector.
Helen Carr is Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Kent Law School and the author of Law for Social Workers. Helen's research interests lie primarily in the fields of Housing, Social Welfare and Public Law. She is interested in the regulation of the poor especially the homeless, the asylum seeker, the anti-social and those in need of care. Helen is particularly concerned with the gendered and racialised dimensions of regulation. She is currently completing a book on the governance of housing from the 1830s. Helen is also working with the Welsh Government on the reform of housing law.
Martin Partington has been a part-time chairman of social security appeal tribunals and was the social security editor for the Industrial Law Journal. He continues to write the UK entry on social security for the International Encyclopaedia of Law. Martin served on the Law Commission for seven years.
Isobel Anderson is Chair in Housing Studies in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling, where she teaches on the MSc/Diploma in Housing Studies. She is on the International Advisory Committee of the European Journal of Homelessness, and is a board member of Scottish Homeless Action.
Joe Crawford teaches housing law on the University of Stirling’s MSc/Diploma in Housing Studies, and is currently completing a PhD on evictions in the social rented sector, also at Stirling University. He previously worked with Shelter for 10 years.
Regina Serpa is a Research and Teaching Assistant with the Housing Studies team at the University of Stirling and is a Research and Information Officer with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. Her most recent research includes modelling impacts of welfare reform on housing associations, achieving the 2012 homelessness target, and addressing the disrepair of owner occupied housing in Scotland.