Ken Gibb

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Ken Gibb



Professor Ken Gibb is Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Professor in Housing Economics (Urban Studies) within the School of Social and Political Sciences, and from 2014 – 2017 was Co-director and the Governance lead at What Works Scotland.

In addition to this Ken also holds the following positions:

  • Trustee of the Urban Studies Foundation
  • Member of three editorial advisory boards
  • Chair of Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association
  • Immediate past president of RC43 (housing) of the International Sociological Association
  • Former president of the European Real Estate Society
  • Adviser to the Housing and Well-Being Commission, an 18-month Commission funded by Shelter Scotland.
  • Associate Editor of Housing, Theory and Society

Ken was also recently an adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and has worked for the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.

Ken’s research interests are focused on the economic, financial and policy dimensions of housing. His current interests are on the financing and economics of social and affordable housing, and, the application of behavioural economics to housing. Ken has carried out research for government departments, ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, trade bodies, the private sector and international organisations like OECD.

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