Julie Rugg joined the Centre for Housing Policy in January 1993. She has completed work including qualitative research on welfare and its impact on claimant and landlord behaviour, aspects of the private rented sector and young people's housing biographies
Recent and ongoing projects include two studies for the Scottish Executive on deposit guarantee schemes and lead tenancy schemes; and an evaluation of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for the the Department for Communities and Local Government. She was part of the consortium evaluating the Standard Local Housing Allowance Pathfinders for the Department for Work and Pensions, heading up the stream analysing landlord behaviour under the new benefit regulations. Her most recent project was an independent Review of the Private Rented Sector, published October 2008.
Julie Rugg also undertakes a range of research as part of her role in the Cemetery Research Group.