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Professor Helen  Carr BA(Jurisprudence) Oxford MA (Social Policy and Criminology) Open PhD (London)

Professor of Property Law and Social Justice

Professor Helen  Carr

Helen has researched and published widely in the fields of housing, homelessness and adult social care. She has interests law reform (broadly conceputalised) and in processes of home-making and unmaking and uses interdisciplinary, empirical and theoretical as well as doctrinal approaches to her work. She is an enthusiastic teacher and supervisor and sits as a judge in the First Tier Tribunal (Property) Chamber.

I draw on feminist and socio-legal traditions to investigate the relationship between law and the meaning of home for people who are marginally housed or homeless as well as the law and politics of the regulation of people’s homes/homelessness

Research interests

Housing, homelessness, property, leasehold, law reform, vulnerable citizens and adult social care.

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising PhDs in housing, homelessness and property.

Research projects

Recent projects include   research into the sale and use of leasehold in Wales, funded by the Welsh government and Covid 19 and home making/unmaking/re-making in Margate Kent.

Currently working with various homelessness groups on rural homelessness: and involved in an emerging interdisciplinary network on Building Safety.

Primary research group

Centre for Law Policy and Society

Impact Lead and member of Senior Executive Group. Of the Law School.

Member of the SLSA.

Fee Paid Judge with First Tier Tribunal (Property) Chamber.

Land Law.

Professor Helen Carr
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

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