University of St Andrews


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Before entering the field of academia, Joe worked as practitioner for Shelter in Glasgow for 10 years during which time he undertook an MPhil in Urban Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow. In 2008 he took up a teaching post at the University of Stirling’s Housing Policy and Practice Unit where he also undertook a PhD looking at eviction practices in the social rented housing sector. Joe joined the Centre for Housing Research in 2015 as a qualitative researcher. In 2017 Joe became an Associate Lecturer at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development.




Research Interests

  • Housing
  • Housing management
  • Homelessness
  • Urban marginality
  • Political sociology

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