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Welcome to the Centre for Housing Research

Established in 1990, the Centre for Housing Research (CHR) is one of the leading inter-disciplinary housing research centres in the UK. Our programme of research is policy-relevant, theoretically informed and centres on inter-disciplinary understandings of housing and home. Influenced by theories of power, governance and inequality as well as practice theory and ideas relating to prosumption our work centres around two strategic themes:

  • Homes, Families & Communities: this workstream is concerned with the interconnections between housing, home and family, and how these relationships in turn contribute to intra and inter-generational inequalities. Our work also considers the attachments local residents have to their communities, and their active role in shaping and creating the places in which they live through voluntary and community action.

  • Places, Policies & Practices: this workstream focuses on the uneven geographical impacts of housing policy and how this contributes to spatial inequalities, with particular interests in the intersections with welfare and migration policies. It also encompasses our research on environmental behaviour change, through an analytical focus on peoples’ energy practices in the home.

Directed by Drs Kim McKee (Director) and Louise Reid (Co-Director), the Centre has a wealth of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary expertise amongst its research team . Collaborative working and knowledge exchange are central to our activities.

CHR has a data research project that supports providers and commissioners of housing-related support services through the collection and reporting of information about the needs of their clients and how successfully the service addresses them.

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CHR supports collaboration between academics, policy makers and practitioners, as well as the co-production of research across academic schools. CHR puts Knowledge Exchange at the heart of its practice.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dr Kim McKee, and colleagues from Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield...

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Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Drs Louise Reid, Kim McKee and Joe Crawford have published a new paper in...

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Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Young people face considerable challenges navigating the housing market,...

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