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Vote for Professor Lisa Scullion in the Spirit of Salford awards

Jan 14, 2019

Professor Lisa Scullion
Professor Lisa Scullion

Social Policy Professor Lisa Scullion, Associate Director of the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) has been nominated for a Spirit of Salford Award for “public servant of the year. This is a great honour for Lisa and her colleagues and demonstrates the way the University is really making a difference in the region. We would encourage all colleagues and students to vote for Lisa by clicking the online link here.

The Spirit of Salford awards are in their inaugural year and were initiated to celebrate the fantastic work done by people and community groups across Salford. They are run by Salford City Council and sponsored by the University of Salford along with other partner organisations. Hundreds of applications were received across ten award categories, so for Lis be shortlisted is a great achievement.

She said: “I am honoured and humbled to be nominated for a Spirit of Salford Award for our Anti-Poverty Taskforce. It’s really a team effort and I would like to recognise my Taskforce colleagues – Dr Andrea Gibbons, Professor Anya Ahmed, Dr Katy Jones and Philip Martin.”

Lisa has devoted her academic career to helping improve the lives of vulnerable people. Her extensive and sustained research has highlighted the poor conditions experienced by many people living in private rented sector housing; the difficult experiences of people using the benefits system and the experiences of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETS).

These projects are helping to shape Salford’s efforts to tackle poverty and are also giving a voice to vulnerable and marginalised residents who are not always heard by public service providers. Additionally, Lisa has done a great deal to encourage her academic colleagues at Salford to lend their expertise in carrying out research in the city, which has the potential to support better policy making by public organisations.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 14 March, which students from our Salford Business School are helping organise.