Early Career Researcher Network

At the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) we are committed to supporting and nurturing the future generation of housing scholars. We understand the challenges of starting out in academia, but also the opportunities that come from the supportive networks available.

For this reason, CaCHE has established a dedicated network for PhD students and early career researchers. We work alongside other organisations, such as the Housing Studies Association and the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, to ensure as many different opportunities are widely available to everyone.

PhD Summer School

The CaCHE PhD Summer School, which is hosted at the University of Sheffield, is an opportunity to hear about some of the latest housing research and policy developments, spend time talking about your work with peers, help to develop skills to have a greater impact through your research and to start thinking about careers beyond your PhD.


In this follow up blog, PhD student Marie Houghton gives an overview of the 2019 PhD Summer School and highlights the benefits she gained from attending the two-day event.

Speakers share their top tips for PhD students:

Emma Lindley from Ashfield District Council shares her tips to aspiring housing researchers

Dr Rowena Bermingham from Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) shares top tips on engaging with Parliament

Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke from the Chartered Institute of Housing explains the value of a PhD to policy and practice


Find out more about the 2018 PhD Summer School, which included a top line up of speakers from across the housing sector, in this short introductory video:

More detail about what was covered during the 2018 PhD Summer School is included in this follow-up blog by early career researcher, Danielle Bulter.

Seminar Series

More information to follow 

For more information on how to get involved in the ECR Network please contact Dr Gareth Young.