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Professor of Social Policy, University of York

I'm a professor at a Russell Group University and Director of the Centre for Housing policy, which is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence in housing and social policy.

My work focuses on the interrelationships between housing and inequality, and my research interests centre on interdisciplinary, mixed method, comparative research, exploring the ways in which housing and neighbourhood may influence life chances, intersect with questions of social justice and influence wellbeing.

I joined the European Observatory on Homelessness, operating under the auspices of FEANTSA in 2010, and I am also a member of the Women’s Homelessness in Europe Network (WHEN).

I am interested in MA, MPhil and PhD supervision on areas including housing exclusion, homelessness, the social and economic integration of people with support needs, social housing management and the use of ICTs in social and welfare policy.


  • –present
    Professor, University of York


  • 1989 
    University of Manchester, MA (Econ)