Dr Steve Rolfe

Lecturer in Social Policy

Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Steve Rolfe

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About me

I'm older than you think (don't be fooled by the profile photo), but I'm still at a relatively early stage in my academic career, having spent 15 years working in local government prior to completing my PhD in 2016. Since then I've been doing a range of research related to housing, with a particular focus on housing outcomes for vulnerable households, and the role of organisations in providing housing and supporting tenants.

Alongside housing, I have a strong research interest in community activism and empowerment, based on my PhD and prior experience in the real world. And methodologically, I tend to use participative approaches, often with an element of mixed methods. I'm especially keen on using Theory of Change and Realist Research methods to get to the bottom of what works in different situations.

I teach across a range of social policy and housing modules.

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