Dr Kesia Reeve has been undertaking research in the field of housing for 20 years, during which time she has delivered and managed over 30 research projects for a range of organisations including the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Welsh Government, Crisis and various local authorities
Much of Kesia's research activity has focused on groups experiencing disadvantage in the housing market. She has a long history of researching the experiences and needs of vulnerable and 'hard-to-reach' groups including hidden homeless populations, rough sleepers, street sex workers, squatters and people with mental ill health.
Kesia has authored numerous policy orientated reports and articles in professional journals, as well as papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and edited books.
Kesia's research interests are broadly focused on population group and geographical housing disadvantage and inequalities. More specifically, her interests include
- women and housing
- the housing needs of marginalised groups and those with 'complex needs'
- welfare reform
- Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
2019-2021 An evaluation of community based models of access to health services for rough sleepers, Public Health England.
2019-2021 Evaluation of Fulfilling Lives (Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham), Fulfilling lives LSL.
2019-2020 Exploring homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender+ people, Government Equalities Office. Role: Project Director.
2019-2020 Motherhood and Homelessness - Intersectional challenges of Parenting, Health and Identity, SHU. Role: Project Director.
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Stoke-on-Trent City Council
- Welsh Government
- West Yorkshire Housing Partnership
Reeve, K. (2018). Women and homelessness: putting gender back on the agenda. People, Place and Policy Online, 11 (3), 165-174. http://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2017.8845235448
Reeve, K. (2018). Squatting in Britain 1945-1955: housing, politics and direct action. Housing Studies, 33 (1), 141-143. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2017.1384162
Reeve, K. (2017). Women rough sleepers in Europe: homelessness and victims of domestic abuse. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOUSING POLICY, 17 (1), 162-164. http://doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2016.1264187
Hickman, P., Kemp, P.A., Reeve, K., & Wilson, I. (2017). The impact of the direct payment of housing benefit: evidence from Great Britain. Housing Studies, 32 (8), 1105-1126. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2017.1301401
Reeve, K. (2017). Welfare conditionality, benefit sanctions and homelessness in the UK : ending the 'something for nothing culture' or punishing the poor? Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 25 (1), 65-78. http://doi.org/10.1332/175982717X14842281240539
Reeve, K. (2013). The morality of ‘the immoral’: the case of homeless, drug using, street prostitutes. Deviant Behavior, 34 (10), 824-840. http://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2013.781442
Reeve, K. (2009). The UK Squatters Movement 1968-1980, 1968-1980. .
Casey, R., Goudie, R., & Reeve, K. (2008). Homeless women in public spaces : strategies of resistance. Housing Studies, 23 (6), 899-916. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673030802416627
Reeve, K., & Robinson, D. (2007). Beyond the multi-ethnic metropolis: minority ethnic housing experiences in small town England. Housing studies, 22 (4), 547-571. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673030701387655
Harrison, M., & Reeve, K. (2002). Social welfare movements and collective action : lessons from two UK housing cases. Housing studies, 17 (5), 755-771. http://doi.org/10.1080/0267303022000009790
Reeve, K. (2014). Criminalising the poor : squatting, homelessness and social welfare. In Fox O'Mahony, L., O'Mahony, D., & Hickey, R. (Eds.) Moral rhetoric and the criminalisation of squatting : vulnerable demons. (pp. 133-154). Abingdon: Routledge
Reeve, K. (2012). Squatting. United kingdom. In International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. (pp. 23-27). http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.00387-8
Reeve, K. (2008). New immigration and neighborhood change. In Community cohesion in crisis?: new dimensions of diversity and difference. Policy Press
Reeve, K. (2005). Squatting since 1945: the enduring relevance of material need. In SOMERVILLE, P., & SPRINGINGS, N. (Eds.) Housing and social policy: contemporary themes and critical perspectives. (pp. 197-217). London: Routledge: http://www.routledge.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?curTab=CONTENTS&id=&parent_id=&sku=&isbn=9780415283670&pc=
Mccarthy, L., Parr, S., Green, S., & Reeve, K. (2020). Understanding Models of Support for People Facing Multiple Disadvantage: A Literature Review. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2020.1497611276
Bimpson, E., Reeve, K., & Parr, S. (2020). Homeless mothers: Key research findings. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/homeless-mothers-findings-report.pdf
Crisp, R., Ferrari, E., Gore, T., Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Rae, A., ... Stevens, M. (2018). Tackling transport-related barriers to employment in low-income neighbourhoods. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/mental-health-nottinghams-homeless-population.pdf
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://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/mental-health-nottinghams-homeless-population-exec-summary.pdf
Cole, I., Pattison, B., & Reeve, K. (2017). The Voluntary Right to Buy pilot: Additional analysis of completions. Sheffield: National Housing Federation. http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.ciw.housing.org.uk/Completions_analysis_report_September_2017.pdf
Pattison, B., & Reeve, K. (2017). Access to homes for under-35’s : The impact of welfare reform on private renting. Sheffield Hallam University for the Residential Landlords Association. https://research.rla.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/SHU-Access-to-homes-for-under35s.pdf
Cole, I., Green, S., Pattison, B., Reeve, K., & Wilson, I. (2017). Capping aspiration : the millennial housing challenge. Sheffield Hallam University for the Sovereign Housing Association. https://www.sovereign.org.uk/assets/CappingAspirations
Cole, I., Pattison, B., Reeve, K., & While, A. (2017). The Pilot Programme for the Voluntary Right to Buy for Housing Associations : an action-learning approach. Sheffield Hallam University for the National Housing Federation. http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/doc.housing.org.uk/Editorial/RTB/CRESR_VRTB_pilot_research_-_main_report.pdf?dm_i=3R33,53DS,11XSI5,H05V,1
Reeve, K., Cole, I., Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., & Pattison, B. (2016). Home : no less will do - homeless people's access to the private rented sector. London, UK: Crisis. http://www.crisis.org.uk/research.php?fullitem=502
Reeve, K., Cole, I., & Gilbertson, J. (2016). Evaluation of the prepaid card live test. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-prepaid-card-live-test.pdf
Cole, I., Gilbertson, J., & Reeve, K. (2016). Research Summary - Evaluation of the prepaid card live test: Final report. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-prepaid-card-live-test-research-summary.pdf
Green, S., Pattison, B., Reeve, K., & Wilson, I. (2016). How affordable is affordable housing? Norwich, UK: Flagship Group.
Cole, I., Pattison, B., & Reeve, K. (2015). The withdrawal of support for housing costs under Universal Credit for young people : more pain for little gain? CRISIS. http://www.crisis.org.uk/data/files/publications/Housing%20costs%2018-21%20removal%20FINAL.pdf
Mccarthy, L., Batty, E., Beatty, C., Casey, R., Foden, M., & Reeve, K. (2015). Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality andbenefit sanctions. London: Crisis. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/homeless-people%E2%80%99s-experiences-welfare-conditionality-and-benefit-sanctions-pdf-64064-kb
Batty, E., Beatty, C., Casey, R., Foden, M., Mccarthy, L., & Reeve, K. (2015). Homeless people’s experiences of welfare conditionality and benefit sanctions: Executive Summary. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/homeless-experiences-welfare-conditionality-benefit-sanctions-exec-summary.pdf
Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2015). Houses into Homes: Final Evaluation Report. Welsh Government Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-final-eval-report.pdf
Reeve, K., Beatty, C., Foden, M., & Mccarthy, L. (2015). Benefit sanctions and homelessness: a scoping report. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/benefit-sanctions-homelessness-scoping-report.pdf
Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Reeve, K., Cole, I., & Batty, E. (2015). Evaluation of the sharing solutions programme. London: Crisis UK. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/ourexpertise/evaluation-crisis-sharing-solutions-programme
Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Sanderson, E. (2015). Direct payment of housing benefit: are social landlords ready? Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/~/media/home/research/cresr/files/dp-hb-social-landlords-ready.pdf?la=en
Reeve, K., Hickman, P., Kemp, P., Wilson, I., Green, S., & Dayson, C. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: 18 month stage reports. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/summary-dpdp-18-month-reports.pdf
Reeve, K., Wilson, I., Hickman, P., & Dayson, C. (2014). Direct payment demonstration projects: Key findings of the 18th months' rent account analysis exercise. London: Department for Work and Pensions. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dpdp-18-month-rent-account-analysis.pdf
Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Kemp, P., Wilson, I., & Green, S. (2014). Direct payment demonstration projects: Key findings of the programme evaluation. Final report. London: Department for Work and Pensions. http://www.gov.uk/Government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions/about/research#research-publications
Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2014). Houses into Homes - Third Interim Evaluation Report. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-3rd-interim-eval-report.pdf
Reeve, K., Hickman, P., Wilson, I., Green, S., Dayson, C., & Kemp, P. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: 12 month stage reports. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dwp-research-summary-dpdp-12-month-stage-reports.pdf
Reeve, K., Hickman, P., & Green, S. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: 12 months in extended learning report. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dpdp-12-months-in-extended-learning-report.pdf
Dayson, C., Reeve, K., Wilson, I., & Hickman, P. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: Key findings of the 12-months’ Rent Account Analysis exercise. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dpdp-key-findings-of-the-12-months-rent-account-analysis-exercise.pdf
Green, S., Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Wilson, I., & Kemp, P. (2014). Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: Rent underpayment. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dpdp-rent-underpayment.pdf
Batty, E., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2014). Promoting mobility through mutual exchange: Learning lessons from the housing mobility demonstration projects. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/promoting-mobility-through-mutual-exchange.pdf
Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2013). Houses into Homes Second Interim Evaluation Report. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-2nd-interim-eval-report.pdf
Reeve, K., & Hickman, P. (2013). Direct Payments Demonstration Projects: Learning the lessons, six months in - Research Summary. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/dpdp-lessons-six-months-summary.pdf
Eadson, W., Robinson, D., Reeve, K., Platts-Fowler, D., Green, S., Ambrose, A., ... Pearce, S. (2013). An Evaluation of Getting on Together: The Community Cohesion Strategy for Wales. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-getting-on-together-wales.pdf
Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2013). Houses into Homes First Interim Evaluation Report. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-interim-eval-report.pdf
Reeve, K., Bennington, J., Parr, S., & Powell, R. (2012). Scoping Study on Violence Against Women. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/scoping-study-violence-women.pdf
Reeve, K. (2011). The hidden truth about homelessness: Report summary. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/hidden-truth-homelessness-summary.pdf
Reeve, K., Batty, E., Casey, R., & Green, S. (2009). The Homelessness Journeys of Homeless People with Complex Needs in Stoke-on-Trent. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr2/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/homelessness-journeys-stoke-on-trent.pdf
Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Casey, R. (2007). The housing pathways of new immigrants. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/housing-pathways-new-immigrants.pdf
Reeve, K., Robinson, D., Casey, R., & Goudie, R. (2007). Promoting Equality and Sustainability Through Housing Market Renewal. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/promoting-equality-sustainability-hmr.pdf
Reeve, K., Robinson, D., Casey, R., & Goudie, R. (2007). Minority Ethnic Residential Experiences and Requirements in the Bridging NewcastleGateshead Area. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/minority-ethnic-residential-exp-bng.pdf
Robinson, D., & Reeve, K. (2006). Neighbourhood experiences of new immigration: reflections from the evidence base. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. http://www.jrf.org.uk/node/2348
Reeve, K., Robinson, D., Coward, S., Bennington, J., & Buckner, L. (2005). Minority Ethnic Housing Experiences in North Lincolnshire. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/minority-ethnic-housing-exp-north-lincs.pdf
Reeve, K., & Coward, S. (2004). Hidden Homelessness: Life on the Margins. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/hidden-homelessness-life-margins_0.pdf
Theses / Dissertations
Mccarthy, L.J. (2015). (Re)negotiating the self: homeless women's constructions of home, Homelessness and Identity. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Reeve, K., & Casey, R.
Stevens, M. (2015). Property, propriety and affect : a study of class (dis)entitlement in neighbourhood spaces. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Reeve, K., Nixon, J., Parr, S., & Powell, R.
Dr Kesia Reeve has been undertaking research in housing for 20 years, during which time she has delivered and managed more than 30 research projects for a range of organisations including the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Welsh Government, Crisis and various local authorities.