Gavin Smart

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Gavin Smart

Knowledge Exchange & Communications Director


Gavin Smart is the Director of Knowledge Exchange and Communications for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence. His responsibilities include leadership on Knowledge Exchange activities including coordination and management of regional Knowledge Exchange Leads, responsibility for prioritisation of Knowledge Exchange activities, oversight of the CaCHE Communications Strategy, providing support to Communications and Engagement Officer, contributing to overall CaCHE strategy, and working with colleagues to maximise the role of research and evidence in development of good policy.

Gavin started his career as a researcher at the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol and spent five years at the then Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, heading up the high demand housing markets research team. Before joining the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), where he is currently Deputy Chief Executive, Gavin worked for the National Housing Federation as Assistant Director for Research and Futures.

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