Dr Sharon Wright

  • Senior Lecturer in Public Policy (Urban Studies)

telephone: 01413303782
email: Sharon.Wright@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I am an international expert in welfare reform and the marketisation of employment services.

 

My research advances knowledge of:

  • lived experiences of policy implementation (user and front-line workers)
  • welfare governance
  • conditionality
  • street-level bureaucracy
  • agency and the active welfare subject

Impact

  • Expert Adviser to the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee

 Live engagement with academic, policy and public debates about:

  • poverty and inequalities
  • transitions between work and welfare
  • activation
  • behaviour change. 

 

Roles

  • Director of Research and REF Champion for Urban Studies
  • Leader of Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network: http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/welfare-reform-network/

Background

I have always been fascinated by the gaps between policy design, implementation and lived experiences.  

 

I spent eight years on the Social Policy Association Executive Committee and edited the journal Social Policy & Society (2005-2010).

With theoretical roots in Sociology and Social Policy, and methodological expertise in applied social research, Sharon previously held the posts of: 

  • Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Stirling; 
  • Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Oxford (teaching postgraduate Comparative Social Policy and undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics); and 
  • Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Warwick (where she also completed the Warwick Teaching Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education, 2004).   

My own PhD was an ethnographic study of ‘Confronting Unemployment in a Street-Level Bureaucracy: Jobcentre staff and client perspectives’ (University of Stirling, 2003).  


Research interests

Sharon's research specialism is in analysing British welfare reforms in international and comparative perspective.  Her current research uses in-depth qualitative methods to:

•understand lived experiences of welfare reform in relation to concepts of ‘agency’;


•assess the ethics and effectiveness of ‘welfare conditionality’ in theory, policy and practice; and

•analyse how changes to both policy content and governance (e.g. marketisation and decentralisation) impact on front-line advisers and benefit recipients.


Sharon’s work also contributes to understandings of what poverty means to people in the context of social divisions and inequalities of income and wealth, particularly in the context of post-devolution Scotland.


Grants

2013-2018

£352,444 (Total Grant £2.56m) ESRC Centres and Large Grants Competition, Co-I (funded 20% FTE) for 5 year project on: ‘Sanctions, support and behaviour change:  understanding the role and impact of welfare conditionality’ (ES/K002163/1).   managing a full-time researcher (fully funded for 4 years from

2014-2015

£25,065 (Total Grant £79269)Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Co-I (funded 7% FTE) for 3 month project on ‘ Housing and work incentives’

2014

£9960 Scottish Government, Co-I for project on ‘Impact of Welfare Reform on Housing’

2008

£6, 973 The Baring Foundation/The City Bridge Trust, PI for 12 month project ‘Using different types of services for advice about benefits, tax credits and employment’

2006

£870 The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, PI for four month project on ‘Welfare-to-Work Reforms:  the UK and Australia in Comparative Perspective’

2006-2012

€13, 699.20 (Total Grant €4m) EC FP6 Network of Excellence Scientific Co-Coordinator  ‘Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe’ (028339)

2004-2007

€85, 244 (Total Grant €639,345)European Commission Leonardo da Vinci Community Vocational Training Action Programme, Co-I for 36 month project on: ‘Comparative and evaluative analysis of guidance and counselling services for out of work individuals and workers at risk in five European countries’ (ES/04/C/F/RF-80900)

2001

£7, 411.50 ESRC SPA Postgraduate Advanced Research Training Residential School, University of Warwick

2000

£6, 961.50 ESRC SPA Postgraduate Advanced Research Training Residential School,  University of Warwick

 


Supervision

Research supervision

Current

PhD supervisor to:

James Kaufman (ESRC)Behaviour change in action: understanding agency and contextualised interaction in benefit recipients’ encounters with street-level advisers’

Joanne Brown (University of Glasgow)Behaviour change in action: Understanding agency and contextualised interaction in benefit recipients' encounters with street level advisers’

Evan Williams (ESRC) 'Welfare Conditionality in the UK: examining the health impacts of benefit sanctions'

 

Successful completion

Daniel Sage (ESRC) ‘Well-being and welfare-to-work: how has welfare reform affected the well-being, security and health of benefit recipients?’ (2016)

Alasdair B. R. Stewart (ESRC CASE/Scottish Council for Single Homeless) ‘Resilience to Housing Crisis: the dynamics of young people's transitions to successful independent living’ (2014)

Scott Jeffery (University of Stirling) ‘Human, Subhuman, Superhuman: An Exploration of the Development and Reception of the Post-human Body in Superhero Comic Books’ (2014)

Vikki McCall (ESRC) ‘Social Policy within Museums: Exploring Cultural Workers' Perspectives in England, Scotland and Wales’ (2012)

Christine Bertram (EC/ University of Stirling) ‘Caught in the middle:  how employment advisers mediate between user demands and managerial demands in UK services’ (2011)


Teaching

Course Convenor:

  • Honours option: Work, Welfare and the Politics of Reform
  • Social & Public Policy dissertation supervisor
  • Social & Public Policy 2B Policy, Politics and Power

Contributing lecturer:

  • Social and Public Policy 1A
  • Social and Public Policy 2A

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 1999
Number of items: 55.

2018

McIntosh, I. and Wright, S. (2018) Exploring what the notion of lived experience might offer for social policy analysis. Journal of Social Policy, (Accepted for Publication)

Fletcher, D. R. and Wright, S. (2018) A hand up or a slap down? Criminalising benefit claimants in Britain via strategies of surveillance, sanctions and deterrence. Critical Social Policy, 38(2), pp. 323-344. (doi:10.1177/0261018317726622)

Stewart, A. B.R. and Wright, S. (2018) Final findings: Jobseekers. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S., Dwyer, P., Jones, K., McNeill, J., Scullion, L. and Stewart, A. B.R. (2018) Final findings: Universal Credit. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S., Stewart, A. B.R. and Dwyer, P. (2018) Final findings: social security in Scotland. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality.

2016

Alcock, P., Haux, T., May, M. and Wright, S. (Eds.) (2016) The Student's Companion to Social Policy, 5th Edition. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex, UK. ISBN 9781118965979

Wright, S. (2016) Divisions and difference. In: Alcock, P., Haux, T., May, M. and Wright, S. (eds.) The Student's Companion to Social Policy, 5th Edition. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex, UK, pp. 219-225. ISBN 9781118965979

Dwyer, P., Bright, J., Wright, S., Stewart, A. B.R. , Fletcher, D. R., Flint, J. and Johnsen, S. (2016) First wave findings: Overview: Social security in Scotland. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S., Dwyer, P., McNeill, J. and Stewart, A. B.R. (2016) First wave findings: Universal Credit. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S. and Stewart, A. B.R. (2016) First wave findings: Jobseekers. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S. (2016) Conceptualising the active welfare subject: welfare reform in discourse, policy and lived experience. Policy and Politics, 44(2), pp. 235-252. (doi:10.1332/030557314X13904856745154)

Gibb, K., Stephens, M., Reuschke, D., Wright, S., Besemer, K. and Sosenko, F. (2016) How Does Housing Affect Work Incentives for People in Poverty? Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.

2015

Mackenzie, M., Collins, C., McCartney, G., McCrory, M. and Wright, S. (2015) Troubled by Ubble. Lancet(386), p. 2055. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00970-8) (PMID:26700389)

2014

Larsen, F. and Wright, S. (2014) Interpreting the marketisation of employment services in Great Britain and Denmark. Journal of European Social Policy, 24(5), pp. 455-469. (doi:10.1177/0958928714543903)

Stewart, A. B.R. and Wright, S. (2014) Conditionality Briefing: Unemployed People. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S. (2014) Devolution and social policy. In: Bochel, H. and Daly, G. (eds.) Social Policy [3rd.ed.]. Routledge: London, pp. 70-89. ISBN 9780415733823

Dwyer, P. and Wright, S. (2014) Universal credit, ubiquitous conditionality and its implications for social citizenship. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 22(1), pp. 27-35. (doi:10.1332/175982714X13875305151043)

Gibb, K., Sprigings, N., Wright, S. and McNulty, D. (2014) Evidence Review of the Impacts of UK Welfare Reform Affecting Housing. Project Report. Scottish Government Housing and Regeneration Division, Glasgow.

2013

Wright, S. (2013) On ‘activation workers’ perceptions’: a reply to Dunn (2). Journal of Social Policy, 42(4), pp. 829-837. (doi:10.1017/S0047279413000494)

2012

Scott, G. and Wright, S. (2012) Devolution, social democratic visions and policy reality in Scotland. Critical Social Policy, 32(3), pp. 440-453. (doi:10.1177/0261018312444420)

Wright, S. (2012) Welfare-to-work, agency and personal responsibility. Journal of Social Policy, 41(02), pp. 309-328. (doi:10.1017/S0047279411001000)

Alcock, P., May, M. and Wright, S. (Eds.) (2012) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9780470655658

Bertram, C. and Wright, S. (2012) Working Scotland. In: Mooney, G. and Scott, G. (eds.) Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 203-222. ISBN 9781847427021

Minas, R., Wright, S. and Van Berkel, R. (2012) Decentralization and centralization: governing the activation of social assistance recipients in Europe. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(5/6), pp. 286-298. (doi:10.1108/01443331211236989)

Wright, S. (2012) Social divisions. In: Alcock, P., May, M. and Wright, S. (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 173-179. ISBN 9780470655658

2011

Wright, S. and Haux, T. (2011) On the Receiving End: Perspectives on Being Out of Work and Claiming Benefits. Project Report. Child Poverty Action Group, London.

Wright, S., Marston, G. and McDonald, C. (2011) The role of non-profit organizations in the mixed economy of welfare-to-work in the UK and Australia. Social Policy and Administration, 45(3), pp. 299-318. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2011.00770.x)

Mooney, G. and Wright, S. (2011) Presenting and re-presenting poverty. In: McKendrick, J.H., Mooney, G., Dickie, J. and Kelly, P. (eds.) Poverty in Scotland 2011: Towards a More Equal Scotland. Child Poverty Action Group: London, pp. 133-145. ISBN 9781906076597

Wright, S. (2011) Relinquishing rights? The impact of activation on citizenship for lone parents in the UK. In: Betzelt, S. and Bothfeld, S. (eds.) Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe. Challenges to Social Citizenship. Series: Work and welfare in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 59-78. ISBN 9780230289543

Wright, S. (2011) Steering with sticks, rowing for rewards: the new governance of activation in the UK. In: van Berkel, R., de Graaf, W. and Sirovátka, T. (eds.) The Governance of Active Welfare States in Europe. Series: Work and welfare in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 85-109. ISBN 9780230252004

Wright, S. (2011) Welfare-to-work. In: Millar, J. (ed.) Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 193-212. ISBN 9781847421876

Wright, S. and Mooney, G. (2011) Combating poverty through policy, practice and provision of services. In: McKendrick, J.H., Mooney, G., Dickie, J. and Kelly, P. (eds.) Poverty in Scotland 2011: Towards a More Equal Scotland. Child Poverty Action Group: London, pp. 146-152. ISBN 9781906076597

2009

Mooney, G. and Wright, S. (2009) Introduction: social policy in the devolved scotland: towards a Scottish welfare state? Social Policy and Society, 8(3), pp. 361-365. (doi:10.1017/S147474640900493X)

de Lima, P. and Wright, S. (2009) Welcoming migrants? Migrant labour in rural Scotland. Social Policy and Society, 8(3), pp. 391-404. (doi:10.1017/S1474746409004941)

Mooney, G. and Wright, S. (2009) Wealthier and fairer? Reflecting on SNP proposals for tackling poverty, inequality and deprivation in Scotland. Scottish Affairs, 67, pp. 50-57.

2008

Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (Eds.) (2008) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol. ISBN 9781861349156

Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (2008) Conclusion. In: Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (eds.) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 313-323. ISBN 9781861349156

Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (2008) Introduction. In: Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (eds.) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781861349156

Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (2008) State approaches to poverty and social exclusion. In: Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (eds.) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 283-310. ISBN 9781861349156

Wright, S. (2008) Contracting Out Employment Services: Lessons from Australia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. Series: CPAG policy briefing. Child Poverty Action Group: London. ISBN 9781906076238

Wright, S. (2008) Social divisions. In: Alcock, P., May, M. and Rowlingson, K. (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, pp. 123-130. ISBN 9781405169011

2007

Bertram, C. and Wright, S. (2007) A Pluralistic Account of the Conceptions of Different Stakeholders of what is a Quality Outcome for an Individual. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

Wright, S. and Bertram, C. (2007) Final Evaluation Report. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

Wright, S. and Bertram, C. (2007) Defining Successful Outcomes for Users: A Cross-National Comparison of Stakeholders’ Perspectives on the Purpose of Employment Advice and Career Guidance for People Who are Out of Work and Workers at Risk. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

2006

Bertram, C. and Wright, S. (2006) In-depth Analysis of Guidance and Counselling in the United Kingdom. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

Wright, S. (2006) Unemployment benefits. In: Fitzpatrick, T., Kwon, H., Manning, N., Midgely, J. and Pascall, G. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415258968

Wright, S. (2006) The administration of transformation: a case study of implementing welfare reform in the UK. In: Henman, P. and Fenger, M. (eds.) Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 161-182. ISBN 9781861346520

2005

Viebrock, E. and Wright, S. (2005) Governance Arrangements of Career Guidance in the United Kingdom. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

2004

Wright, S., Kopač, A. and Slater, G. (2004) Continuities within paradigmatic change. European Societies, 6(4), pp. 511-534. (doi:10.1080/1461669042000275881)

2003

Tanner, E., Bennett, F., Churchill, H., Ferres, G., Tanner, S. and Wright, S. (2003) The Costs of Local Education: A Local Study. Series: Poverty publication. Child Poverty Action Group: London. ISBN 9781901698572

Wright, S. (2003) The street level implementation of unemployment policy. In: Millar, J. (ed.) Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 235-253. ISBN 9781861344205

2002

Wright, S. (2002) Activating the unemployed: the street-level implementation of UK policy. Tijdschrift voor Arbeid en Participatie, 24(2), pp. 105-124.

Wright, S. (2002) Activating the unemployed: the street-level implementation of UK policy. In: Clasen, J. (ed.) What Future for Social Security? Debates and Reforms in National and Cross-National Perspective. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 235-249. ISBN 9781861344106

2001

Clasen, J., Duncan, G., Eardley, T., Evans, M., Ughetto, P., van Oorshot, W. and Wright, S. (2001) Towards ‘single gateways’? A cross-national review of the changing roles of employment offices in seven countries. Zeitschrift für Internationales und Ausländisches Sozialrecht, 1, pp. 43-63.

1999

Wright, S. (1999) Poverty Matters in Fife. Project Report. Fife Council/Fife Child Poverty Action Group.

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Number of items: 55.

Articles

McIntosh, I. and Wright, S. (2018) Exploring what the notion of lived experience might offer for social policy analysis. Journal of Social Policy, (Accepted for Publication)

Fletcher, D. R. and Wright, S. (2018) A hand up or a slap down? Criminalising benefit claimants in Britain via strategies of surveillance, sanctions and deterrence. Critical Social Policy, 38(2), pp. 323-344. (doi:10.1177/0261018317726622)

Wright, S. (2016) Conceptualising the active welfare subject: welfare reform in discourse, policy and lived experience. Policy and Politics, 44(2), pp. 235-252. (doi:10.1332/030557314X13904856745154)

Mackenzie, M., Collins, C., McCartney, G., McCrory, M. and Wright, S. (2015) Troubled by Ubble. Lancet(386), p. 2055. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00970-8) (PMID:26700389)

Larsen, F. and Wright, S. (2014) Interpreting the marketisation of employment services in Great Britain and Denmark. Journal of European Social Policy, 24(5), pp. 455-469. (doi:10.1177/0958928714543903)

Dwyer, P. and Wright, S. (2014) Universal credit, ubiquitous conditionality and its implications for social citizenship. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 22(1), pp. 27-35. (doi:10.1332/175982714X13875305151043)

Wright, S. (2013) On ‘activation workers’ perceptions’: a reply to Dunn (2). Journal of Social Policy, 42(4), pp. 829-837. (doi:10.1017/S0047279413000494)

Scott, G. and Wright, S. (2012) Devolution, social democratic visions and policy reality in Scotland. Critical Social Policy, 32(3), pp. 440-453. (doi:10.1177/0261018312444420)

Wright, S. (2012) Welfare-to-work, agency and personal responsibility. Journal of Social Policy, 41(02), pp. 309-328. (doi:10.1017/S0047279411001000)

Minas, R., Wright, S. and Van Berkel, R. (2012) Decentralization and centralization: governing the activation of social assistance recipients in Europe. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 32(5/6), pp. 286-298. (doi:10.1108/01443331211236989)

Wright, S., Marston, G. and McDonald, C. (2011) The role of non-profit organizations in the mixed economy of welfare-to-work in the UK and Australia. Social Policy and Administration, 45(3), pp. 299-318. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2011.00770.x)

Mooney, G. and Wright, S. (2009) Introduction: social policy in the devolved scotland: towards a Scottish welfare state? Social Policy and Society, 8(3), pp. 361-365. (doi:10.1017/S147474640900493X)

de Lima, P. and Wright, S. (2009) Welcoming migrants? Migrant labour in rural Scotland. Social Policy and Society, 8(3), pp. 391-404. (doi:10.1017/S1474746409004941)

Mooney, G. and Wright, S. (2009) Wealthier and fairer? Reflecting on SNP proposals for tackling poverty, inequality and deprivation in Scotland. Scottish Affairs, 67, pp. 50-57.

Wright, S., Kopač, A. and Slater, G. (2004) Continuities within paradigmatic change. European Societies, 6(4), pp. 511-534. (doi:10.1080/1461669042000275881)

Wright, S. (2002) Activating the unemployed: the street-level implementation of UK policy. Tijdschrift voor Arbeid en Participatie, 24(2), pp. 105-124.

Clasen, J., Duncan, G., Eardley, T., Evans, M., Ughetto, P., van Oorshot, W. and Wright, S. (2001) Towards ‘single gateways’? A cross-national review of the changing roles of employment offices in seven countries. Zeitschrift für Internationales und Ausländisches Sozialrecht, 1, pp. 43-63.

Books

Wright, S. (2008) Contracting Out Employment Services: Lessons from Australia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. Series: CPAG policy briefing. Child Poverty Action Group: London. ISBN 9781906076238

Book Sections

Wright, S. (2016) Divisions and difference. In: Alcock, P., Haux, T., May, M. and Wright, S. (eds.) The Student's Companion to Social Policy, 5th Edition. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex, UK, pp. 219-225. ISBN 9781118965979

Wright, S. (2014) Devolution and social policy. In: Bochel, H. and Daly, G. (eds.) Social Policy [3rd.ed.]. Routledge: London, pp. 70-89. ISBN 9780415733823

Bertram, C. and Wright, S. (2012) Working Scotland. In: Mooney, G. and Scott, G. (eds.) Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 203-222. ISBN 9781847427021

Wright, S. (2012) Social divisions. In: Alcock, P., May, M. and Wright, S. (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 173-179. ISBN 9780470655658

Mooney, G. and Wright, S. (2011) Presenting and re-presenting poverty. In: McKendrick, J.H., Mooney, G., Dickie, J. and Kelly, P. (eds.) Poverty in Scotland 2011: Towards a More Equal Scotland. Child Poverty Action Group: London, pp. 133-145. ISBN 9781906076597

Wright, S. (2011) Relinquishing rights? The impact of activation on citizenship for lone parents in the UK. In: Betzelt, S. and Bothfeld, S. (eds.) Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe. Challenges to Social Citizenship. Series: Work and welfare in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 59-78. ISBN 9780230289543

Wright, S. (2011) Steering with sticks, rowing for rewards: the new governance of activation in the UK. In: van Berkel, R., de Graaf, W. and Sirovátka, T. (eds.) The Governance of Active Welfare States in Europe. Series: Work and welfare in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 85-109. ISBN 9780230252004

Wright, S. (2011) Welfare-to-work. In: Millar, J. (ed.) Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 193-212. ISBN 9781847421876

Wright, S. and Mooney, G. (2011) Combating poverty through policy, practice and provision of services. In: McKendrick, J.H., Mooney, G., Dickie, J. and Kelly, P. (eds.) Poverty in Scotland 2011: Towards a More Equal Scotland. Child Poverty Action Group: London, pp. 146-152. ISBN 9781906076597

Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (2008) Conclusion. In: Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (eds.) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 313-323. ISBN 9781861349156

Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (2008) Introduction. In: Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (eds.) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781861349156

Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (2008) State approaches to poverty and social exclusion. In: Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (eds.) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 283-310. ISBN 9781861349156

Wright, S. (2008) Social divisions. In: Alcock, P., May, M. and Rowlingson, K. (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, pp. 123-130. ISBN 9781405169011

Wright, S. (2006) Unemployment benefits. In: Fitzpatrick, T., Kwon, H., Manning, N., Midgely, J. and Pascall, G. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415258968

Wright, S. (2006) The administration of transformation: a case study of implementing welfare reform in the UK. In: Henman, P. and Fenger, M. (eds.) Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 161-182. ISBN 9781861346520

Wright, S. (2003) The street level implementation of unemployment policy. In: Millar, J. (ed.) Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 235-253. ISBN 9781861344205

Wright, S. (2002) Activating the unemployed: the street-level implementation of UK policy. In: Clasen, J. (ed.) What Future for Social Security? Debates and Reforms in National and Cross-National Perspective. The Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 235-249. ISBN 9781861344106

Edited Books

Alcock, P., Haux, T., May, M. and Wright, S. (Eds.) (2016) The Student's Companion to Social Policy, 5th Edition. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex, UK. ISBN 9781118965979

Alcock, P., May, M. and Wright, S. (Eds.) (2012) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9780470655658

Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (Eds.) (2008) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects. Series: Understanding welfare. The Policy Press: Bristol. ISBN 9781861349156

Tanner, E., Bennett, F., Churchill, H., Ferres, G., Tanner, S. and Wright, S. (2003) The Costs of Local Education: A Local Study. Series: Poverty publication. Child Poverty Action Group: London. ISBN 9781901698572

Research Reports or Papers

Stewart, A. B.R. and Wright, S. (2018) Final findings: Jobseekers. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S., Dwyer, P., Jones, K., McNeill, J., Scullion, L. and Stewart, A. B.R. (2018) Final findings: Universal Credit. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S., Stewart, A. B.R. and Dwyer, P. (2018) Final findings: social security in Scotland. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality.

Dwyer, P., Bright, J., Wright, S., Stewart, A. B.R. , Fletcher, D. R., Flint, J. and Johnsen, S. (2016) First wave findings: Overview: Social security in Scotland. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S., Dwyer, P., McNeill, J. and Stewart, A. B.R. (2016) First wave findings: Universal Credit. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Wright, S. and Stewart, A. B.R. (2016) First wave findings: Jobseekers. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Gibb, K., Stephens, M., Reuschke, D., Wright, S., Besemer, K. and Sosenko, F. (2016) How Does Housing Affect Work Incentives for People in Poverty? Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.

Stewart, A. B.R. and Wright, S. (2014) Conditionality Briefing: Unemployed People. Project Report. Welfare Conditionality, York.

Gibb, K., Sprigings, N., Wright, S. and McNulty, D. (2014) Evidence Review of the Impacts of UK Welfare Reform Affecting Housing. Project Report. Scottish Government Housing and Regeneration Division, Glasgow.

Wright, S. and Haux, T. (2011) On the Receiving End: Perspectives on Being Out of Work and Claiming Benefits. Project Report. Child Poverty Action Group, London.

Bertram, C. and Wright, S. (2007) A Pluralistic Account of the Conceptions of Different Stakeholders of what is a Quality Outcome for an Individual. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

Wright, S. and Bertram, C. (2007) Final Evaluation Report. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

Wright, S. and Bertram, C. (2007) Defining Successful Outcomes for Users: A Cross-National Comparison of Stakeholders’ Perspectives on the Purpose of Employment Advice and Career Guidance for People Who are Out of Work and Workers at Risk. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

Bertram, C. and Wright, S. (2006) In-depth Analysis of Guidance and Counselling in the United Kingdom. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

Viebrock, E. and Wright, S. (2005) Governance Arrangements of Career Guidance in the United Kingdom. Project Report. University of Stirling, Stirling.

Wright, S. (1999) Poverty Matters in Fife. Project Report. Fife Council/Fife Child Poverty Action Group.

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