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Rowland Atkinson, Ph.D.

Research Chair of Inclusive Societies at the University of Sheffield

Dr. Atkinson is an urban sociologist with a strong inter-disciplinary underpinning to his work. His work crosses the boundaries of urban and housing studies, sociology, geography and criminology. Much of his work seeks to uncover hidden and less visible social problems and issues in cities, including the privatisation and control of urban public and domestic space. Much of his work focuses on the urban and spatial consequences of social divisions, including work on informal social control in urban neighbourhoods, anti-social behaviour and the rise of gated communities. Most recently, his work has focused on the impact of wealth and the wealthy on urban life and international work on violence in low-crime cities in Europe. 

Dr. Atkinson's recent publications include: