Professor Phil Brown

Professor Philip Brown Professor of Social Change, Director or the Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy (CARe) and Director of the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford. The Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy (CARe) is a leading research centre in the UK and has a staff complement of around 250 researchers and generates over £1million in research income per annum. Philip’s personal research interests are at the intersections of migration, marginalisation and place. He has worked on issues relating to the inequalities experienced by Gypsies and Travellers in the UK for around 12 years and on research with particular reference to Roma populations since around 2011. He has led studies commissioned by a range of organisations such as the European Commission, Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust as well as a large number of organisations in the private and public sector. He has been an invited speaker in North America and across Europe and has published widely in a range of outlets.Philip is passionate about ensuring research is harnessed to reduce inequity in society and inform the public debate about broader social inequalities. Philip is from, and still lives in, West Yorkshire and when he’s not working Philip likes to run, cycle and travel. 

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