About us

We aim to advance knowledge and understanding of the UK housing sector and promote evidence-based policy and practice.

Through our research and analysis of all aspects of the housing sector, from social housing and private renting to sustainability and homelessness, we seek to highlight key challenges and promote innovative solutions to tackle complex issues.

Established in 2017, CaCHE is led by the University of Glasgow and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. We are a consortium of eight partners in higher education and non-academic institutions.

As the leading evidence centre on housing research, we bring together experts from various disciplines to create a rich and diverse community of practice. We foster collaboration, knowledge exchange, and engagement with policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and the public.

Advancing knowledge, promoting change

Evidence-based solutions

Building a more equitable and sustainable housing sector

Collaborating for a better housing future

Meet the team

Management & Administration

Prof Ken Gibb

Prof Ken Gibb

Director

Prof Craig Watkins

Prof Craig Watkins

Research Director

 Prof James White

Prof James White

Deputy Director

Prof Scott Orford

Prof Scott Orford

Data Director

Edward Strudwick

Edward Strudwick

Business Manager

Rachael Williamson

Rachael Williamson

Head of Policy and External Affairs, Chartered Institute of Housing

Knowledge Exchange & Communications

Dr Matthew Scott

Dr Matthew Scott

Knowledge Exchange Associate - (South England)

Dr Joe Frey

Dr Joe Frey

Knowledge Exchange Broker - (Northern Ireland)

Dr Gareth James

Dr Gareth James

Research and Knowledge Exchange Fellow - (Scotland)

Dr Bob Smith

Dr Bob Smith

Knowledge Exchange Broker - (Wales)

Dr Gareth Young

Dr Gareth Young

Knowledge Exchange & Impact Fellow - (North England & Midlands)

Glenn Corrigan

Glenn Corrigan

Communications & Engagement Officer

Research

Dr Alice Earley

Dr Alice Earley

Research Associate

Dr Nicholas Harrington

Dr Nicholas Harrington

Research Associate

Dr Rhiannon Williams

Dr Rhiannon Williams

Research Associate

Dr Theo Barry Born

Dr Theo Barry Born

Research Associate

Dr Michael Marshall

Dr Michael Marshall

Research Associate

Co-Investigators

Dr Neale Blair

Dr Neale Blair

Co-Investigator - (Ulster University)

Prof Ed Ferrari

Prof Ed Ferrari

Co-Investigator -(Sheffield Hallam University)

Prof Chris Leishman

Prof Chris Leishman

Co-Investigator - (University of South Australia)

Prof Alex Marsh

Prof Alex Marsh

Co-Investigator - (University of Bristol)

Dr Craig Gurney

Dr Craig Gurney

Co-Investigator - (University of Glasgow)

Dr Philip O’Brien

Dr Philip O’Brien

Co-Investigator - (University of Glasgow)

Dr Sarah Payne

Dr Sarah Payne

Co-Investigator - (University of Sheffield)

Prof David Robinson

Prof David Robinson

Co-Investigator - (University of Sheffield)

Prof Mark Stephens

Prof Mark Stephens

Co-Investigator - (University of Glasgow)

Dr Bilge Serin

Dr Bilge Serin

Co-Investigator - (University of Glasgow)

Dr Jenny Preece

Dr Jenny Preece

Co-Investigator - (University of Sheffield)

Prof Aimee Ambrose

Prof Aimee Ambrose

Co-Investigator - (Sheffield Hallam University)

International Advisory Board

Meet the board
  • Gavin Smart, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing, Chair
  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Ligia Tiexiera, Chief Executive, Centre for Homelessness Impact
  • Sally Thomas, Chief Executive, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Brian Robson, Director, Housing and Homelessness Programme, Oak Foundation
  • Lynsey Sweeney, Managing Director, Communities that Work
  • Stephen Aldridge, Director for Analysis and Data, Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities
  • Daithi Downey, Policy Analyst, National Economic and Social Council
  • John McPeake, Chief Executive, Helm Housing
  • Matt Dicks, Director, CiH Cymru
  • Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive, HACT
  • Jennifer Harris, Head of Policy, Research, and Strategy, The Dispute Service
  • Michael Newey, Chief Executive, Broadland Housing Group
  • Neal Hudson, Built Place
  • Adam Krawczyk, Head of Housing, Homelessness, and Regeneration, Scottish Government
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