Dr Kris Southby
About Dr Kris Southby
Kris is a Researcher Officer in the Centre for Health Promotion Research.
Kris' PhD, completed in 2013, explored the social inclusion potential of football fandom for people with a learning disability.
Kris is now involved in all aspects of the research process across the CHPR’s portfolio of work, including data collection, data analysis and report writing. Kris has led a number of projects, most recently a review of respite care for adults with a learning disability and/or autism in Leeds; and research into collaborative working between primary care and the voluntary and community sector to reduce health inequalities in Sheffield. He is currently involved in supporting Professor Jane South's work on volunteering and healthy communities.
Kris has also assisted on the CommUNIty initiative - the Faculty’s community campus partnership for health - which aims to build mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships between Leeds Beckett and the local third sector.
Prior to joining the university, Kris was a researcher and then an Employment Coordinator for Mencap.
Kris' main research interest centres around people with a learning disability, social inclusion/exclusion, leisure and wellbeing.
He is currently involved in supporting Professor Jane South's work on volunteering and healthy communities.