School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Glasgow
25 Bute Gardens
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Ken is a Professor at the School of Social and Political Sciences in the subject area of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, and is the former Managing Editor of the USJ. His general research interests focus on the economic, financial and policy dimensions of housing. His current interests are on the financing and economics of social and affordable housing and the application of behavioural economics to housing. He has carried out research for government departments, ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, trade bodies, the private sector and international organisations such as the OECD. He has been a full time member of staff at the University of Glasgow in various guises since 1989 and was Head of the Department of Urban Studies from 2005 to 2010 and associate dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences in 2009-10. He sits on four editorial advisory boards and was a visiting professor to the University of Amsterdam in 2011. He is Director of Policy Scotland, the University hub for policy research and knowledge exchange, and co-director of What Works Scotland co-funded by ESRC and Scottish Government. He has recently acted as advisor to the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and has also worked for the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee. After a period on the national board of Sanctuary Housing Association, Ken sits currently on the board of Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association.