Philip BROWN  

Country of residence

United Kingdom

Brief introduction

Research Fellow, The University of Salford, UK


PhD, Psychology, 2005, The University of Huddersfield, UK

Academic profile

Philip has research experience across a range of subjects working predominantly on migration, BME and Gypsy and Traveller issues. Philip’s interests revolved around social justice, migration and community cohesion. Philip has been Project Director for more than ten Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessments (GTAAs) in the UK. Philip was a part of the team which developed guidance on preparing Regional Spatial Strategy reviews on Gypsy and Traveller accommodation provision and subsequently produced advice, assessments and guidance for a number of regional planning bodies. Philip has worked with a number of authorities around the design of Gypsy and Traveller sites. More recently, he has undertaken assessments on progress in meeting the accommodation needs for the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), as well as carrying out GTAA updates for a number of local authorities. Philip is also co-investigator the research and mapping workstream on an European Commission project named Roma SOURCE.


  • Brown, P. and Scullion, L. (2010) ‘"Doing research" with Gypsy-Travellers in England: reflections on experience and practice’, Community Development Journal, 45, 2, 169-185.
  • Niner, P. and Brown, P. (2011) 'The evidence base for Gypsy and Traveller site planning: a story of complexity and tension'. Evidence & Policy, Vol 7, no 3: 359-77.
  • Niner, P and Brown, P. (2009) First steps towards regional planning for Gypsy and Traveller sites in England: Evidence based planning in practice. Town Planning Review, 80 (6) 2009 doi:10.3828/tpr.2009.15 pp. 627-646


Roma; housing; identity; Travellers; narrative

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