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Professor Emerita of Housing, University of York

I am interested in housing policy, housing design, management, resident involvement, space and spatial segregation. Above all, though, I'm interested in inequalities in housing, and the links between housing, poverty, and living standards. I have worked at the LSE, where I led the MSc Housing, and at the University of York, where I was director of the Centre of Housing Policy, and have researched for the European Commission, UK government, local authorities, housing associations, charities and others.

BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford
MA Urban Policy Oxford Brookes
PhD Social Policy, LSE, UK (Thesis title: The potential of participation: Tenant Management Organisations in English council housing)
1995-2011 Lecturer in Housing, LSE (also Research Officer, LSE; Associate, Brookings Institution; Secondee, Prime Minister's Office for Public Service Reform, Cabinet Office)
2011-16 Joseph Rowntree Professor of Housing Policy and Director of the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York, UK
2016 - Professor Emerita of Housing, University of York, UK
2018 - Member of Academy of Social Sciences, UK


  • –present
    Professor Emerita of Housing, University of York


  • 2000 
    LSE, PhD Social Policy


Member of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK)