The aim of the Welsh Housing Research Network (HRN) is to bring together researchers and research organisations in Wales in the field of housing in order to advance housing research in Wales.
Achieving our purpose
In order to advance housing research in Wales, the network promotes the interaction of researchers from across disciplines and across sectors. Network members are drawn from academia, government, the voluntary sector and the private sector; specialising in fields as varied as Architecture, Design, Economics, Geography, Health, Housing and Homelessness Policy, Law, Planning, Psychology, and Sociology.
Network members meet twice a year to discuss ongoing and planned research and, as is the usual function of networks, members make use of their links between meetings to develop and undertake collaborative studies about housing in Wales.
The network webpage acts as a central point of reference for housing research about Wales, therefore ensuring that research is easily identifiable and available to those who might act on the findings. Furthermore, the network organises the biennial Welsh Housing Research Conference and a research seminar series is currently being developed in order to actively promote research findings.
Organisation of the network
The network is Chaired by Dr. Peter Mackie, Lecturer in Housing at Cardiff University, with administrative support from the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD). Network membership is broad and inclusive and any researcher undertaking housing research in Wales is encouraged to contact the Chair regarding network membership.