Professor Alex Marsh is a Co-Investigator for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Professor of Public Policy and Head of the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research at the University of Bristol.
Alex is the lead for the housing and governance theme within CaCHE, which addresses a range of topics relating to the governance of housing policy, housing systems and housing organisations. This includes the differing trajectories of housing policy across the countries of the UK, as well as the evolving role of governance structures such as the combined authorities established for English city-regions. The theme is also concerned with the role for evidence, data, strategic foresight and anticipation in processes of housing governance. Initial work involves reviewing the state of knowledge and debate about learning lessons from abroad, policy transfer and policy translation.
Alex has worked in housing policy research for the best part of three decades. Much of his research has engaged with issues related to governance and regulation of social and private rented housing. He has also written on aspects of housing economics relating to housing choice and decision-making. Alex was part of the EPSRC International Centre for Infrastructure Futures, where he undertook research on the policy and governance aspects of local smart city practice. His broader interest in infrastructure continues through his association with UKCRIC, the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities.