Peter Matthews is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy with a particular interest in urban policy; urban regeneration; urban inequalities; housing; equalities and diversity; queer theory and lesbian and gay studies.
My research interests mainly focus on inequalities in the urban context and how policy can tackle or exacerbate these. I am interested in socio-economic and class inequalities, as well as inequalities due to sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity or disability. I am interested in coproducing research with service users, and the impacts this has on knowledge production.
I am interested in supervisng doctoral researchers in areas including: urban policy; policy analysis; social policy; inequality; LGBT+ issues.
Satsangi M, Theakstone D, Matthews P, Lawrence J, Rummery K, Mackintosh S, Baghirathan S & Boniface G (2018) The housing experiences of disabled people in Britain. Equality and Human Rights Commission Research Report Series. Equality and Human Rights Commission. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/housing-experiences-disabled-people-britain.
Connelly S, Vanderhoven D, Durose C, Matthews P, Richardson L & Rutherfoord R (2017) Translation Across Borders: Connecting the academic and policy communities. In: Facer K & Pahl K (eds.) Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research: Beyond impact. Connected Communities. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 173-190. https://policypress.co.uk/valuing-interdisciplinary-collaborative-research; https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t895tj.15.
Matthews P, Astbury J, Brown J, Brown L, Connelly S & O'Brien D (2017) Evaluating legacy: the who, what, why, when and where of evaluation for community research. In: Facer K & Pahl K (eds.) Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research: Beyond impact. Connected Communities. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 43-62. https://policypress.co.uk/valuing-interdisciplinary-collaborative-research.
Connelly S, Vanderhoven D, Durose C, Richardson L, Matthews P & Rutherfoord R (2016) Translation across borders: exploring the use, relevance and impact of academic research in the policy process. In: O'Brien D & Matthews P (eds.) After Urban Regeneration: Communities, Policy and Place. Connected Communities. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 181-198. https://policypress.co.uk/after-urban-regeneration#book-detail-tabs-stison-block-content-1-0-tab2; https://doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447324157.003.0012.
Matthews P, Astbury J, Connelly S, Brown L, O'Brien D, Brown J & Wester H (2015) Doing and evaluating community research - A process and outcomes approach for communities
and researchers. Arts and Humanities Research Council. University of Stirling.
Matthews P & O'Brien D (2015) Connecting community to a post-regeneration era. In: O'Brien D, Matthews P (ed.). After Urban Regeneration: Communities, policy and place. Connected Communities, Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 27-44.