An independent forum for academic debate on the challenges faced by contemporary society

The People, Place and Policy Annual Conference

About the conference

The People, Place and Policy (PPP) Annual 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 2022 conference took place on Wednesday 6 July, with the keynote address delivered by Prof Ellen Helsper of the London School of Economics. The online programme for the conference is available online and includes abstracts and slides from our speakers.

Details of the 2023 conference will be announced in due course.

Key dates

  • Details will be announced in due course


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Past events