Co-hosted by the WISERD Wales Housing Research Network, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, and Shelter Cymru.

About the conference

The Wales Housing Research Conference on 19th December 2022 provides an opportunity to pause, share research evidence, and reflect on contemporary Welsh housing issues. The conference will include an incredibly diverse range of presentations on topics including: experiences of the private rented sector; eviction prevention; youth, family and LGBTQ+ homelessness; sustainable social housing construction methods; social housing regulation; the impacts of financial assistance on low income households and people experiencing homelessness; a right to adequate housing; and pandemic impacts. There will also be plenary presentations on:

  • Sustainability implications of the UK housing affordability crisis

Dr Sophus zu Ermgassen, University of Kent

  • Struggles from the frontline: experiences of frontline homelessness and housing support workers

Katie Dalton, Cymorth Cymru

  • Rent control

Professor Ken Gibb, Glasgow University

  • Social value and place making

Professor Flora Samuel, University of Reading

Abstract Booklet


Do you wish to present your research?

Researchers are invited to submit a title and abstract on any housing topic that might question, inform, or support housing policies and practices in Wales. Research conducted outside of Wales is very welcome but should still offer lessons to Welsh policy and practice. Titles and abstracts should be submitted via email to by 30th September 2022 and should be no longer than 250 words. Decisions on abstracts will be made promptly.

Do you wish to attend?

This conference will be useful to local authority professionals, representatives from housing associations and third sector organisations, political researchers, academics and students in housing and related fields. With support from Wales and West Housing, it is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

Registration for the event is required and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We fully anticipate that the conference will reach capacity so do please reserve your place ASAP.

If you have any queries please email: or telephone: 029 208 75260