Our people

Research StaffInterests
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Roy Sainsbury
Acting Director

+44 (0)1904 321975             roy.sainsbury@york.ac.uk

  • housing and welfare reform
  • housing benefit and universal credit
  • housing and work
‌ Mark Bevan

Mark Bevan
Senior Research Fellow

+44 (0)1904 321489
mark.bevan@york.ac.uk

  • housing in rural areas
  • housing and older people
  • park homes
  • housing and biographical disruption
  • niche housing markets and the meaning of home
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Joanne Bretherton
Research Fellow

+44 (0)1904 321478
joanne.bretherton@york.ac.uk

  • homelessness and housing exclusion
  • social enterprise service models
  • service evaluation
  • gender-based (domestic) violence
  • negative area effects in relation to mixed communities
  • international comparisons with a particular interest in the Asia Pacific region and Japanese social and housing policy
Fiorella Ciapessoni

Fiorella Ciapessoni 
PhD student

+44 (0)1904 321472
fc743@york.ac.uk

  • homelessness
  • housing exclusion
  • urban poverty
  • crime
  • reentry policies
Karen Croucher 

Karen Croucher
Research Fellow

+44 (0)1904 321473
karen.croucher@york.ac.uk 

  • housing and later life
  • lifetime neighbourhoods
  • extra care housing and retirement communities
  • end of life care
Nicholas Pleace 

Nicholas Pleace
Senior Research Fellow

+44 (0)1904 321479
nicholas.pleace@york.ac.uk

  • evaluation
  • cost effectiveness
  • social and community integration
  • economic integration
  • homelessness and housing exclusion
  • international comparisons
  • urban studies
Deborah Quilgars 

Deborah Quilgars
Senior Research Fellow

+44 (0)1904 321482
deborah.quilgars@york.ac.uk

  • housing, risk and safety nets, homelessness and support services
  • young people
  • European perspectives
David Rhodes 

David Rhodes
Research Fellow

+44 (0)1904 321483
david.rhodes@york.ac.uk

  • private rented housing
  • housing markets
  • homelessness
  • housing benefits
Julie Rugg 

Julie Rugg
Senior Research Fellow

+44 (0)1904 321484
julie.rugg@york.ac.uk

  • private renting
  • housing benefit
  • the contribution of the voluntary sector to the alleviation of homelessness
  • cemeteries research
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Alison Wallace
Research Fellow

+44 (0)1904 321487
alison.wallace@york.ac.uk

  • sustainable homeownership
  • low cost homeownership
  • housing markets
  • buy-to-let
  • cultural-economy
  • systematic review methodology

Administrative StaffResponsibilities

Teresa Frank 
Research Support Administrator
Part time (Monday to Thursday)

+44 (0)1904 321289
teresa.frank@york.ac.uk

  • Administrative support to a number of research projects across the Department of Social Policy & Social Work
  • Range of administrative duties which help support the day to day running of the Centre
Nicola Moody ‌

Nicola Moody
Research Facilitator
Part time (Monday to Thursday)

+44 (0)1904 321476
nicola.moody@york.ac.uk

  • Budget preparation for research projects
  • Project financial management
  • Budget forecasting
  • Centre's first aider
PA to Director, support staff 

Sally Pulleyn 
Research Support Manager

+44 (0)1904 321951
sally.pulleyn@york.ac.uk

  • supporting the Director
  • personnel work
  • recruitment and induction
  • maintenance of accommodation and facilities
  • health and safety
  • managing a team of staff to ensure research activities are supported efficiently and effectively
  • secretariat of the Housing Studies Association (HSA)
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Dawn Rowley 
Research Support Administrator

+44 (0)1904 321480
dawn.rowley@york.ac.uk

  • Administrative support to a number of research projects across the Department of Social Policy & Social Work
  • Range of administrative duties which help support the day to day running of the Centre
  • Administrative support to the Cemeteries Colloquium

Honorary staff

 Interests
 

Steve Wilcox

Emeritus Professor

steve.wilcox@york.ac.uk

 

  • housing finance
  • housing needs
  • issues related to housing benefits and wider welfare policy
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Janet Ford

Emeritus Professor 

janet.ford@york.ac.uk

  • problematic aspects of owner occupation
  • mortgage arrears and possessions
  • changing relationship between the housing and labour
    markets   
  • risk
 

 Anwen Jones 

Honorary Fellow

  • homelessness
  • rough sleeping and the prevention of homelessness
  • domestic violence
  • housing and ex-offenders
  • anti-social behaviour
  • home ownership
 

Rebecca Tunstall 

Emeritus Professor

becky.tunstall@york.ac.uk

  • social housing
  • neighbourhoods
  • inequality