I am Emeritus Professor of Town & Regional Planning and the former Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University when, for a nine year term, I was responsible for academic planning, HR and capital projects, a position to which I was appointed after serving as Head of TRP.
Over the last three decades I have had a large research programme on the supply side of the private rented housing sector and the use of the planning obligations to secure affordable housing. My work has received research grants of over £3m and I have over 150 publications including books, research reports, journal articles and other output. My latest book, co-authored with Professor Peter Kemp, ‘Private Rented Housing: Comparative Perspectives’, was published in 2014.
My current research covers two areas: first, monitoring and evaluating government initiatives to create more corporate landlords and attract more institutional funding to the private rented housing sector and second, the use of planning obligations to secure infrastructure for new developmens including land and private finance for new affordable housing.