New staff member: Richard Brunner

Issued: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:40:00 GMT

Richard joined the School in January 2015 as Research Associate working for Professors Nicholas Watson and Kenneth Gibb on What Works Scotland, a new initiative to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to transform public services in order to support all of Scotland’s communities to flourish. Richard previously worked as Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde and has a background in public policy, equality and diversity, and work with groups experiencing social injustice.

Richard’s theoretical and research interests include the capabilities approach and qualitative research methods. He is writing up a Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology supervised by Professor Nick Watson and Professor Kirsten Stalker (University of Strathclyde). His study applies the capabilities approach to interpret the social justice experiences of people who have been in psychiatric hospital, so aiming to reframe social understandings of mental distress. 


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