Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research

  • BS8 1TZ

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research at the Centre is concerned with governance, housing, citizenship, globalisation and the transformation of social and economic life in cities. Centre members come from the disciplines of economics, social policy, geography, public policy and political science. We combine interests in social and urban theory with practical involvement in current issues of policy in the UK and across the world. We work across disciplines with colleagues from other centres in the School, other UK and international universities as well as with professionals. Our staff members have active research links with institutions in East Asia and Europe. This results in work with a strong international and comparative dimension which we see as one of our key strengths.

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    Research Output

    A decentred assessment of the impact of ‘informal governance’ on democratic legitimacy

    Ayres, S., 11 Feb 2020, In : Public Policy and Administration. 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Student theses

    An examination of how child neglect guidance is communicated and implemented from Government to Local Safeguarding Children Boards to frontline statutory services

    Author: Monk, C., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Macdonald, G. (Supervisor) & Ayres, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Social Science (DSocSci)


    Defending Dissent in a time of symbolic power

    Author: Kilpadi, P., 26 Sep 2017

    Supervisor: Doogan, K. (Supervisor) & Bridge, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Social Science (DSocSci)


    Policy movement through the lens of postcolonial feminism, policy transfer, and policy translation: the case of gender mainstreaming in Thailand

    Author: Phumessawatdi, P., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Kennett, P. A. (Supervisor), Izuhara, M. (Supervisor) & Payne, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Peter Townsend Policy Press Prize

    Smith, Randall C (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Policy Sciences (Journal)

    Sarah A Ayres (Editorial board member)

    1 Jun 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    East Asian Social Policy Research Network annual conference

    Misa Izuhara (Speaker)

    2 Jul 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    ESRC (External organisation)

    Sarah A Ayres (Member)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership or peer review panel or committee