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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Exploring notions and practices of resilience in deprived urban neighbourhoods in the UK Seminar

12:30 - 13:30
22 November 2018
Shackleton Building 44, Room 1087

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Graham Moon on (023) 8059 3822 or email .

Event details

Geography Seminar

The term ‘resilience’ is increasingly used, in the context of promoting ‘healthy’ neighbourhoods and communities, to describe properties and behaviours of individuals and populations that can minimise their vulnerability to challenging social and built environments.  This seminar will explore how the term might be deployed in the study of urban alcohol and food environments, the lived experiences of urban regeneration and understanding fraught interactions with welfare benefit and housing officials.  Finally, a brief discussion of the critical implications of ‘resilience’ in health will be provided, along with suggestions for redressing the theoretical imbalance such approaches can entail.

Speaker information

Dr Claire Thompson , London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Claire is a qualitative researcher with interests in food poverty; urban regeneration; young people's experiences of health and wellbeing; food and alcohol environments; and lived experiences of austerity and welfare reform. Before joining LSHTM she completed an ESRC-funded PhD in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London and an MA in the Social Sciences with the Open University.

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