Policy Fellows Programme


The CaCHE Policy Fellows Programme is designed to provide senior and mid-career civil servants and policy/practice professionals an opportunity to explore areas of interest and to gain insight into the latest academic evidence. Facilitated by the CaCHE Knowledge Exchange team, Policy Fellows will attend a one-day visit to an institution from within the CaCHE consortium where they will have a series of one-to-one meetings with key academics. This placement will help Policy Fellows to develop a better understanding of key issues, challenges and evidence-based solutions to tackling housing-related policy and practice issues. Following the meetings, Policy Fellows will have the opportunity to produce a CaCHE output, which can focus on a particular housing challenge that has been explored, or on the process of engaging with academia. CaCHE support will be offered to help frame and produce this.


  • Have one-to-one meetings with academics who have interests and expertise in your area of research
  • Work with academics and members of CaCHE team to develop short reports, policy briefings or other outputs as appropriate
  • Networking opportunities
  • Expenses will be met to help support their engagement in the programme


This programme is open to all senior and mid-career professionals from across the housing and related sectors.

Interested applicants are invited to complete a short application form, which will help us understand areas of interest.

How to apply

Applications for the 2019/20 cohort have now closed. More information about the next round of applications will be announced in Spring 2020. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity, please contact Dr Gareth Young.


2019/20 Policy Fellows

  • Bridget Young, The Nationwide Foundation
  • Charles O’Neill, Co-Ownership
  • Charlotte Carpenter, Karbon Homes
  • Chris Worthington, self-employed researcher and writer
  • David Cowans, Places for People
  • Dennis O’Keeffe, NHS Velindre
  • Eleanor Murphy, Research and Information Service, Northern Ireland Assembly
  • Emily Dorrian, Savills
  • Faye Greaves, Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Hannah Locke, Crisis
  • James Battye, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • James Irons, Cambridgeshire County Council
  • James Rowlands, Nationwide Building Society
  • Joe McTigue, Homes England
  • Jonathan Webb, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • Karen Brown, Northern Housing Consortium
  • Michael Chang, Public Health England
  • Octavia Aronne, Safer London
  • Oliver Townsend, Cymorth Cymru
  • Roger Wilshaw, Places for People
  • Roli Barker, Shelter/Fair Housing Futures
  • Samantha Haslam, Onward
  • Sarah Davis, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
  • Suzie Cave, Northern Ireland Assembly
  • Vicky Pearlman, Housing and Land, Greater London Authority (GLA)