Dr Kim McKee presented a paper on 'Generation Rent and the Fallacy of Choice' at a workshop jointly organised by the Centre for Population Change and the Centre for Housing Research, 16-17th June in St Andrews. Bringing together experts on housing and demography, and key policy stakeholders the event sought to encourage stronger dialogues across disciplinary and methodological approaches.
McKee and Soaita present at 'Justice and Welfare: exploring generational shifts'
at the British Academy, 11th June. This event brought together colleagues in academia, policy and practice in a dissemination event for the Leverhulme funded Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap
research project (2012-15).
New report published by McKee and Hoolachan: Housing Generation Rent: what are the challenges for Housing Policy in Scotland?
(funded by Carnegie)
Dr Kim McKee delivered session on 'Social Housing Futures' at a training and networking event for front-line housing staff on 10th June. This was the second of two events organised by Lanarkshire Voluntary Housing Forum and held at Summerlee Industrial Museum.
New Briefing paper published by Dr Kim McKee from the Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap project funded by Leverhulme: Young People, Homeownership and the Fallacy of Choice.
Dr Kim McKee delivers session on 'Social Housing Futures' at a training and networking event for front-line housing staff on 13th May. Organised by Lanarkshire Voluntary Housing Forum the event was held at Sumerlee Industrial museum.
New paper published by Drs Kim McKee and Tom Moore on online focus groups in People Place and Policy Online. Their paper
"Online Focus Groups and Qualitative Research in the Social sciences: their merits and limitations in a study of housing and youth"
draws on their experience of developing innovative online methodologies in their Leverhulme funded research on young people's housing.
Joe Crawford is elected to the executive committee of the Housing Studies Association (UK Learned Society). THe HSA is currently chaired by CHR's Director Dr Kim McKee.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has recently published the set of work concerning their poverty and ethnicity programme, which includes the report by Albert Sabater (CHR Associate) and Gemma Catney on ethnic minority disadvantage in the labour market. The full report can be found HERE
Dr Louise Reid and PhD student, Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs, presented their work on domestic energy prosumption as part of the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Seminar Series (on 25th March 2015). Their presentation gave the results of Louise and Katherine’s work, which involved interviews across Scotland with households and communities involved in different forms of renewable energy generation.
Drs Jenny Muir and Kim McKee have the final briefing paper arising from the Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy ESRC funded seminar series entitled “Devolution, Localism and Social Housing Policy”. It can be downloaded from the conference website
Drs Louise Reid and Kim McKee have won a prestigious ESRC collaborative PhD studentship award with the James Hutton Institute. This studentship will critically examine the utility of ‘health smart homes'(HSH) to enhance the wellbeing of older people in rural Scotland. We are delighted too that Anne Roberts, a research assistant at the Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen, will be taking up the studentship beginning in Autumn 2015.
CHR researchers (McKee, Soaita, Crawford and Hoolachan) present at the Housing Studies Association annual conference, University of York, 8-10 April. PhD student Katherine Ellsworth Krebs was awarded the Valerie-Karn Early-Career researcher prize for her paper: 'Home-ing in on Domestic Energy Research'. She has published this paper in the journal Energy Research & Social Science.
CHR hosted a Supporting People
: Client Records & Outcome Networking and Training event at the University of Sheffield on 19th February 2015. The event gave an overview of the project, its recent key findings, examples of how the data is used and a training demonstration. Slide presentations from the event can be found here
Drs Kim McKee and Tom Moore co-hosted a one day seminar on Generation Rent at the University of Sheffield on 13th February. The event was funded by the Housing Studies Association
, and the programme is available here
Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs, Dr Louise Reid, and Prof Colin Hunter have published an article “Home-ing on Domestic Energy Research” in Energy Research and Social Science.
CHR welcomes two new researchers: Joe Crawford and Jennifer Hoolachan. Both have qualitative research interests in housing and homelessness, and studied for their PhD at the University of Stirling.
Dr Kim McKee will lead a team of researchers from the Universities of St Andrews and Sheffield on a qualitative research project on housing aspirations in Scotland. This project will report in August 2015.
Dr Kim McKee, along with colleagues from Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam Universities, has been commissioned by Shelter Scotland, the SFHA and CIH Scotland to research affordable housing need in Scotland. This project will report in May 2015.