Nicholas Pleace

Profile

Biography

Director of Centre for Housing Policy
Professor of Social Policy

  • BA Hons, Politics (Portsmouth Polytechnic)
  • MA (Econ) Public Policy and Administration (University of Manchester)

Nicholas Pleace joined CHP in 1991 and became Director of the Centre in 2017. His work focuses on the interrelationships between housing and inequality.

His interests centre on interdisciplinary, mixed method, comparative research, exploring the ways in which housing and neighbourhood may influence life chances, intersect with questions of social justice and influence wellbeing.

He joined the European Observatory on Homelessness, operating under the auspices of FEANTSA in 2010, and he is also a member of the Women’s Homelessness in Europe Network (WHEN).

 

 

 

Research

Overview

Research interests

  • Evaluation
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Social and community integration
  • Economic integration
  • Homelessness and housing exclusion
  • International comparisons
  • Welfare taxonomies
  • Urban studies

Nicholas has an interest in experimental and quasi-experimental service evaluation and international comparative research. He is a specialist in mixed methods and interdisciplinary research.

 

Projects

  • Fidelity Assessment of Housing First England (2016)
  • Evaluating the Threshold Housing First service (2015 - 2017)
  • Promoting protection of the right to housing - Homelessness prevention in the context of evictions - EU (2013-2015)
  • European Core Learning Outcomes for the Integration of Support and Housing - EU (2013 - 2015)
  • Assessment of need and evaluation of housing support for homeless veterans (2013 - 2016)
  • Evaluation of the Crisis Skylight programme (2013-2015)
  • European Observatory on Homelessness (2010-)
  • Evaluation of the Finnish homelessness strategy (2014)
  • Measuring the impact of Supporting People in Wales (2013)
  • Improving Health and Social Integration through Housing First (2013)
  • Camden Housing First: A Housing First Experiment in London (2013)
  • Evaluating homelessness services and strategies: A Review (2013)
  • Review of the evidence base for Housing First (2012)

 

Nicholas Pleace

Contact details

Nicholas Pleace
Director and Professor of Social Policy
Centre for Housing Policy
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 321479
Fax: 01904 321481

Teaching

Postgraduate

Nicholas is interested in MA, MPhil and PhD supervision on areas including housing exclusion, homelessness, the social and economic integration of people with support needs, social housing management and the use of ICTs in social and welfare policy.