Dr Angela Maye-Banbury

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Dr Angela Maye-Banbury MSc, Dip HE, PhD, Fellow of the Chartered Institute

Principal Lecturer in Housing Studies


I have worked as a university lecturer and researcher specialising in housing, regeneration and community development for over twenty years. I joined the team at Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer in 2006 to provide input into our social housing and regeneration portfolio. I was appointed Principal Lecturer in 2010 to lead the Department in our strategic approach in matters related to learning, teaching and assessment.


Prior to a career in academia, I worked held a variety of roles related to education, training and community development. I have worked as a senior local government officer in social housing. I have served as a Board member for Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association. I have also provided consultancy and training services to a large number of organisations including Habitat For Humanity, Shelter, Queen's University and various local authorities and housing associations.

I am the Departmental Lead for Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) in the Department of Architecture. My role involves the implementation of the College's vision of LTA and the provision of support and guidance to the team on key LTA strategic matters.

As the Department's representative on the College's Ethics Committee, I keep colleagues appraised of any changes in how we address research ethics in our dissertation related modules.

I teach across a range of modules, notably on our housing and regeneration undergraduate and postgraduate routes. I supervise undergraduate, postgraduate students and doctoral candidates.

My specialist teaching areas include the history of social housing, housing law; neighbourhood management and community engagement in regeneration.

I am also interested in research methods, specifically the use of the oral history method and narrative analysis in the social sciences. Research ethics is another of my teaching interests.


Maye-Banbury, A., & McNally, M. (2019). Fortifying futures: how older boomerangers in English multigenerational households boost resilience through social capital accumulation and distribution. Housing Studies, 1-20. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2019.1612037

Sherriff, G., Moore, T., Berry, S., Ambrose, A., Goodchild, B., & Maye-Banbury, A. (2019). Coping with extremes, creating comfort: user experiences of ‘low-energy’ homes in Australia. Energy Research and Social Science, 51, 44-54. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.12.008

Goodchild, B., Ambrose, A., Berry, S., Maye-Banbury, A., Moore, T., & Sherriff, G. (2019). Modernity, Materiality and Domestic Technology: A Case Study of Cooling and Heating from South Australia. Housing, Theory and Society, 1-21. http://doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2019.1600577

Maye-Banbury, A. (2019). The famished soul: resonance and relevance of the Irish famine to Irish men’s accounts of hunger following immigration to England during the 1950s and 1960s. Irish Studies Review, 27 (2), 195-216. http://doi.org/10.1080/09670882.2019.1600645

Maye-Banbury, A. (2018). Strangers in the shadows – an exploration of the ‘Irish Boarding Houses’ in 1950s Leicester as heterotopic spaces. Irish Geography, 51 (1), 115-136. http://doi.org/10.2014/igj.v51i1.1354

Goodchild, B., Ambrose, A., & Maye-Banbury, A. (2017). Storytelling as oral history: revealing the changing experience of home heating in England. Energy Research & Social Science, 31, 137-144. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.06.009

Maye-Banbury, A., & Casey, R. (2016). The sensuous secrets of shelter: how recollections of food stimulate Irish men's reconstructions of their early formative residential experiences in Leicester, Sheffield and Manchester. Irish Journal of Sociology, 24 (3), 272-292. http://doi.org/10.1177/0791603516659503

Casey, R., & Maye-Banbury, A. (2016). Relational and gendered selves : older Irish migrants’ housing and employment histories in the North and East Midlands of England. Housing Studies Online, 32 (5), 678-692. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2016.1228850

Maye-Banbury, A. (2015). Repertoires of resistance: how agency fuelled rhetoric, resistance and rebellion during Mao's housing revolution. The Journal of Resistance Studies, 1 (2), 51-84. http://resistance-journal.org/product/volume-1-number-2-2015/


Reeve, K., Mccarthy, L., Pattison, B., Parr, S., Batty, E., Maye-Banbury, A., ... Dayson, C. (2018). The mental health needs of Nottingham's homeless population: an exploratory research study. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-mental-health-needs-of-nottinghams-homeless-population-an-exploratory-research-study

Reeve, K., Mccarthy, L., Pattison, B., Parr, S., Batty, E., Maye-Banbury, A., ... Dayson, C. (2018). The mental health needs of Nottingham's homeless population: an exploratory research study - executive summary. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/the-mental-health-needs-of-nottinghams-homeless-population--executive-summary

Theses / Dissertations

Speake, A.E.C. (2021). “Like having a perpetrator on your back”: Violence in the Welfare System. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Reeve, K., & Maye-Banbury, A. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00394

Other activities

I am the Department's representative on the College's Research Ethics Committee. I also sit on the College's Learning, Teaching and Assessment Leadership group and the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee.

I am a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a member of the Oral History Society.


Angela has taught housing for more than twenty years. She specialises in housing and social policy and is interested in international housing issues.

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