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Designing Effective Intervention Programmes for Homeless People

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

Project Description

Unfortunately, over 20 per cent of the people accommodated through housing interventions discontinue their tenancies within six months of initial uptake. Yet, surprisingly, little is known about what motivates homeless people to make use of services programmes. To address this issue, we have developed practical measures that provide a detailed picture of homeless people’s perceptions – illuminating why homeless people make a transition to being permanently accommodated (Christian et al. 2003, 2011). In this PhD, candidates would be exploring psychosocial factors which appear to play a much more immediate and direct role than other more traditional indicators in shaping interventions and programme delivery. ¬As such, a strong background in applied social cognition, research methods, and statistics would be preferred.

Funding Notes

Self-funded students may wish to apply.

There are a number of currently open competitive studentship schemes at the University of Birmingham, and students are welcome to discuss their eligibility for these with the supervisor or the PG Admissions Tutor.

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How good is research at University of Birmingham in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 40.80

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