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Dr Kelly Bogue joined the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) as a researcher in 2017. Since 2018, Kelly has been the Postgraduate Research Tutor, providing pastoral and academic support, and organising scholarly events for the centres vibrant PhD community. She gained her PhD in 2017 from the University of Manchester, studying the impact of UK welfare reforms, specifically the 'under-occupancy penalty' (Bedroom Tax). Through extensive fieldwork using an ethnographic approach, Kelly analysed the impact of the policy on the everyday lives of housing association tenants on one estate, which was published as a book 'The Divisive State of Social Policy' by Policy Press in 2019. As a researcher, Kelly is interested in processes of social change, societal divisions and the impacts of policy, particularly in relation to housing and austerity. She has carried out numerous research and evaluation assignments for regional and national organisations, including the West Midlands Combined Authority, Local Government Association and the Home Office. Methodologically, Kelly has a particular interest in methods that sit within a broad ethnographic approach. Kelly co-founded and co-convenes the Citizen Social Science programme at CTPSR which provides research training that supports community researchers to conduct their own research, and bring about positive social change.   

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Doctorate, University of Manchester

Award Date: 4 Jan 2017

Social Research, MA, University of Warwick

Award Date: 26 Nov 2012

Social Studies, Degree, University of Warwick

Award Date: 6 Jul 2011


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