Jenny Hoolachan is a Lecturer in Sociology/Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Her research interests include youth, homelessness, private renting and substance use. Jenny is a qualitative and interdisciplinary researcher. Her PhD, which she completed in 2016 at the University of Stirling, used ethnography to explore the drug and alcohol use of young people living in homeless temporary accommodation.
Previously, Jenny worked as a researcher for the Centre for Housing Research at the University of St Andrews and was engaged in work around the concept of ‘Generation Rent’ and inter-generational justice. Jenny has benefitted from the early-career support provided by the HSA since 2014, before joining the Committee at the end of 2016.
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