School of Law | Our staff | Rachael Dobson | Areas of research supervision
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I welcome expressions of interest for doctoral supervision, as well as invitations for doctoral examination, on the following research areas.

Critical and cultural approaches to governance: policy and legislation implementation, human power and agency, relational and ontological approaches.

Social welfare institutions: social welfare practices, ‘street-level bureaucracy’, gatekeeping, social regulation, resistance.

Public service cultures: neoliberalism, New Public Management, audit and performance cultures, marketisation, professional identities.

Homelessness: UK legislation (primarily England), housing practice and support, adult social care, ‘complex needs’, funding models.

Methodologies: relationality, poststructural, ontological, psychosocial, affect/emotions, ‘insider’ and reflexive research.