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Name Professor Morag McDermont
Job title Professor of Socio-Legal Studies
Department University of Bristol Law School University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Oxon), LLM(Bristol), PhD(WEngland)
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Keywords social housing
housing associations
households in need
employment tribunals
barriers to justice
public law
legal responses to terrorism
governmentality
Areas of expertise My PhD research concerned the historical role played by the National Housing Federation (the representative organisation for housing associations in England) in the governance of social housing sector. I have also published a book with Dave Cowan, Regulating Social Housing: Governing Decline (Glasshouse, 2006). Recently completed projects include researching the role of tenants on the governing bodies of housing associations, and the relationships between local authorities and housing associations in housing households in need (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council).

My current research, Barriers to Justice within the Employment Tribunal System: the Applicants' Perspective, is being carried out in collaboration with Nicole Busby at Stirling University and Bristol Citizens' Advice Bureau.

My other research interests are in Public Law, particularly around legal responses to terrorism; and in the application of social theory, particularly governmentality, to empirical research.