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The People, Place and Policy Annual Conference

About the conference

The People, Place and Policy Annual Conference will take place in July 2022 (final date TBC). In its 9th year, the conference will be hosted in Sheffield by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University.

The conference brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners for a one-day event that showcases emerging research related to contemporary debates within all aspects of social policy. This includes a focus on a wide range of social concerns, including – economic development and labour markets, poverty, the welfare state, the voluntary and community sector, social exclusion, housing, sustainability, transport, health and social care, energy and environment.

The 2021 Conference website remains available and outlines the range of papers that were presented at the conference.

Further information on the 2022 conference will be released in due course.

Key dates

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts will be launched in November 2021.

Past events