ENHR 2014

In early July I will be giving a paper entitled The battle over the “bedroom tax”: politics, rationality and discourse at the European Network for Housing Research annual conference in Edinburgh. Should be fun!

Housing Studies Association Conference 2014

Next year’s HSA Annual Conference is taking as its theme The Value of Housing. I will be participating in the following debate: Are occupants are best placed to judge the value of their own housing? And should the state therefore move away from outdated supply subsidies and let households make their own […]


I will be speaking at the National Housing Federation Hothouse event in Exeter on 2nd October. I’m giving a perspective on what I think the housing association world might be like in 2033.

Debates in policy studies

The current issue of Policy & Politics (vol 41, no 4) is a special issue arising out of the journal’s 40th Anniversary Conference, held in Bristol last year. The issue includes a paper entitled Reflections on contemporary debates in policy studies, co-authored by me and my colleague Sarah […]

Citizens, mayors and democracy in the city

We’re running a seminar on this theme on 18th October. We’re very pleased that colleagues from the the National Autonomous University of Mexico will be a key part of the afternoon’s proceedings, courtesy of funding from the British Academy. I’ll be chairing the event. More information, and contact details […]