Kit Colliver is a Research Associate in the York Law School. Their current focus is, ‘Understanding criminal landlordism in the private rented sector and co-producing solutions’, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Kit joined the University of York in 2022 in the School for Business and Society, working on a series of projects including the impact of the UK's cost of living crisis on local authorities. They previously held a Research Fellowship at UWS on a Drug Death Task Force-funded project about the role of Primary Care in preventing drug-related deaths. They have also been involved in delivering an independent review of the Scottish Forensic Mental Health system and have supported a number of projects related to poverty and extreme disadvantage at I-SPHERE, Heriot Watt University.
Kit completed their doctoral studies at I-SPHERE (Heriot Watt University) in 2021, passing their viva with no corrections. Their PhD examined the treatment of different household groups in the homelessness policies of England, Scotland and Wales from a normative perspective. They also hold a MSc in Social Research Methods and a BA in Psychology and Philosophy.
Kit Colliver has several key research interests, including: