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Dr Peter Mackie is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Geography and Planning, where his research and teaching focus on two broad themes. Firstly, he is a leading expert in the field of housing and homelessness in a developed world context. His research in this area has focussed on examining rights-based approaches as a potential solution to housing poverty. His work in this field has had a significant impact on government homelessness policy in the developed world. Secondly, he has a keen and long-standing interest in urban livelihoods and the informal economy. Within this broad theme he has explored issues of child labour, rights to public space, access to microfinance, and livelihoods during conflict and crises. In all of Peter’s research he has sought to understand the experiences of people in poverty from their own perspectives by adopting and developing participatory research methods. He is also increasingly engaged in data linkage with administrative data sets.

His research is funded by a range of organisations, including; ESRC, DFID, British Academy, International Institute for Economic Development, Welsh Government, local authorities, charities, Big Lottery and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Peter is a member of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) and he is currently the FEANTSA Research advisor for the UK, an advisor to the Centre for Homelessness Impact, convenor of the Wales Housing Research Network (@WISERD), and Director of the Welsh Hub of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC)
About the Centre The main aim of ADRC WALES was to create a world-class administrative data research centre, known for its ability to access, link and make safe use of data for high quality research. Our work was underpinned by a robust Governance framework. ADRC Wales
Research Team:
Rhys Davies (Cardiff University), Katy Huxley (Cardiff University), Dora Pouliou, Ian Thomas (Cardiff University), Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University), Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Scott Orford (Cardiff University), David Blackaby (Swansea University), Foteini Tseliou (Cardiff University)
Wales Housing Research Network
The Welsh Housing Research Network brings together researchers and research organisations in Wales in the field of housing. Researchers are exploring housing issues via a multitude of disciplines ranging from the social sciences and economics to architecture and health
Research Team:
Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Philip Murphy (Swansea University), Scott Orford (Cardiff University), Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University)
Young People and Housing: Identifying Policy Challenges and Solutions for 2020
Funding: £119,000 The project was centred on young people and housing and had the following aims; to determine the profile of the housing system in 2020 to ascertain young people’s housing aspirations and how they fit with the current housing system and the system likely to
Research Team:
Scott Orford (Cardiff University), Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Ian Thomas (Cardiff University), David Clapham, Kelly Buckley
Journal Articles
The Housing Pathways of Young People in the UK
The authors examine the housing pathways of young people in the UK in the years 1999 to 2008, and consider the changing nature of these pathways in the run up to 2020. They employ a highly innovative methodology, which begins with the identification and description of key...
January 2014
Conference Wales Housing Research Conference 2020
9th January 2020 |
Co-hosted by the WISERD Wales Housing Research Network, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Shelter Cymru and Welsh Government Presented by Robert Smith and Peter Mackie This conference is very kindly sponsored by Pobl About the...
Conference Wales Housing Research Conference 2019
10th January 2019 |
King Edward VII Avenue
Co-hosted by the WISERD Wales Housing Research Network, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Shelter Cymru and Welsh Government. Presented by Peter Mackie. About the conference Housing and homelessness are high on the political agenda in...
Conference Homelessness in Great Britain: Taking the long view
9th February 2016 |
Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue. Cardiff
The event looked back at 50 years of homelessness policy, examined contemporary concerns, and looked towards the challenges on the horizon in the UK, Europe and from a global perspective.
Seminar Homelessness, legislation and social justice in Wales
7th February 2013 |
An Unequal Wales Seminar delivered by Dr Peter Mackie, Cardiff School of Planning and Geography The housing market is failing – in just one year Welsh local authorities assisted 22,000 households who were homeless or in danger of becoming homeless...