About us

Housing and Communities is an important arena for current policy and practice challenges in relation to welfare reform, public expenditure reductions, homelessness, housing supply shortages, financial inclusion, anti-social behaviour, worklessness, Localism, the 'Big Society' and the role of third sector in service delivery. Research and knowledge transfer on these topics plays a key role in the University's civic engagement agenda.

Meet the team

Halima Sacranie
Research Group Lead and Lecturer in Housing (Email: h.sacranie@bham.ac.uk)

Richard Ronald
Professor of Housing and Social Change, School of Social Policy
Email: r.ronald@bham.ac.uk

James Gregory
Senior Research Fellow, Future of Social Housing Project Lead 

David Mullins
Professor of Housing Studies, School of Social Policy
Email: d.w.mullins@bham.ac.uk

Richard Lang
Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow, Co-operative Capital Project Lead 

Alan Murie
Emeritus Professor

Thea Raisbeck
Honorary Research Associate 

Jon Stevens
Honorary Research Fellow 

Doctoral research students

Steve Forrest
Doctoral research student

Simone Helleren
Doctoral research student