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Heather Williams

PhD student

Heather is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University. Heather’s professional experience and research interests span homelessness, social housing and health, gender, asbestos diseases, and digital inclusion for healthcare for marginalised people.

She has a 30-year professional career working in homeless, social housing and research settings and has published research on environmental health and social housing in the UK. Her PhD focuses on the role of gendered social stigma in the lives of homeless women with multiple and complex needs who experience deep social exclusion.