From Evidence to Action: The housing research conference for Wales

Cardiff University and Shelter Cymru co-host conference today as a platform for current housing research, policy and practice providing inspiration for further development in this important field.

Policy makers, practitioners and advocacy organisations rely on sound, credible research to inform and push for changes. As the first ever Welsh Housing Bill enters scrutiny stage this autumn, today’s conference provides a platform to review current housing research, policy and practice.

The event brings together speakers and researchers from Wales and the wider UK presenting on a plethora of housing themes that include devolution, housing rights and social justice, older people, regulation and review. The day concludes with a drinks reception, during which delegates will have an opportunity to view research posters presenting recent and on-going housing-related studies conducted by students, academics and housing organisations in Wales.

Michelle Wales, Head of Campaigns at Shelter Cymru says, ‘This collaborative event with Cardiff University is timely given the emerging Welsh housing legislation. We know that speakers and presenters will provide inspiration for further development in this important field. Good research and evidence is the foundation of any new legislation and there is a lot going on in Wales.’

Dr Peter Mackie, Cardiff University, added, ‘We have an enviable collection of speakers gathered in Cardiff today bringing specialism that cover the content of the Housing Bill as well as other important issues for consideration in the future.

Today’s speakers include:

Plenary speakers:

Professor Isobel Anderson, University of Stirling
Sandy Mewies AM, Chair of the National Assembly Cross Party Housing Group
Tamsin Stirling, Independent Housing Consultant
Professor David Mullins, University of Birmingham

Breakout sessions:

Robert Joyce, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Dr Jacqueline Campbell, Shelter Cymru
Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby, Swansea University
James Ogg, DSPR France
Catherine Boswell, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Paul Ciniglio, Sustainability Strategist Manager, First Wessex
Simon Inkson, Independent Consultant
Helen Taylor, Cardiff University
Dr Simon Hoffman, Swansea University
Horiatu-Cristian Cojanm, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Dr Pauline Card, Cardiff University
Dr Bob Smith, Cardiff University
Victoria Hiscocks, Cardiff Metropolitan University

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