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Senior Research Fellow
- BA Hons, Politics (Portsmouth Polytechnic)
- MA (Econ) Public Policy and Administration (University of Manchester)
Nicholas Pleace's work centres on the successful housing and social integration of people with support needs. His work ranges from evaluation of homelessness services and strategies, through to exploring innovative approaches aimed tackling long-term unemployment and improving social supports for homeless and formerly homeless people. He also has a particular interest in the measurement of service outcomes and service cost effectiveness.
Nicholas also works for the European Observatory on Homelessness and is on the Editorial Committee for the European Journal of Homelessness which both operate under the the auspices of Fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales Travaillant avec les Sans-Abri (FEANTSA), the European federation of homelessness organizations. Nicholas is also a member of the Women's Homelessness in Europe Network (WHEN).
He has directed research for DCLG, DWP, DoH, MoJ, the Welsh Government, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, the Finnish Government, the French Government, Crisis, Shelter, Centrepoint, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the King's Fund, Peabody, the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and the Simon Communities of Ireland. He has also worked on projects supported by ESRC, the European Commission and OECD.
- 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.
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.