Professor Ken Gibb

Director

Professor Ken Gibb is Director and Principal Investigator of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

Biography

Professor Ken Gibb is Director and Principal Investigator of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). He is Professor of Housing Economics (Urban Studies) within the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He was formerly the Director of Policy Scotland and the University and was Co-director of What Works Scotland.

In addition, Ken also holds the following positions:

  • Trustee and board member of the Centre for Homelessness Impact
  • Chair of the Scottish Government short life working group: ‘Towards a shared understanding of the meaning of housing affordability’
  • Member of the Royal Foundation’s Homeward expert panel

Ken’s research interests are focused on the economic, financial and policy dimensions of housing. His current research interests relate to the financing and economics of social and affordable housing, systems thinking and housing, the application of economic variables to the appraisal and evaluation “of housing interventions and the role of housing retrofit in the achievement of target carbon reductions”. Recent research includes the Scottish Funding Council evaluation of the Niddrie Road retrofit of a pre-1919 tenement, co-investigator on the EPSRC FASHION project on residential air source heat pumps, and leads a project on housing policy development in Scotland for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Portrait photograph of Prof Ken Gibb
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