I have worked in various research and public policy roles since 2003, most recently managing a European homelessness project for the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF). My PhD research, submitted in October 2016, explores the development of housing collectives, and their capacity to address contemporary housing issues. In 2014 I co-authored influential research into the UK's private housebuilding industry (Archer and Cole, 2014). Building on this, our report 'Profits before Volume? Major housebuilders and the crisis of housing supply' will be released in November 2016.