- New Labour, welfare reform and Community Cohesion (PhD).
- Household socio-economic resilience across Europe post-financial crisis (RESCuE - FP7 grant no: 613245).
- Resilience, the UK welfare settlement and the financialisation of everyday life.
- Brexit, welfare retrenchment and the reconfiguration of social rights.
- Comparing lived experience of social citizenship between Scotland and England.
- Understanding dynamics of conflict within social cohesion.