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Kesia Reeve

Dr Kesia Reeve BA, PhD

Principal Research Fellow

Summary

Dr Kesia Reeve has been undertaking research in the field of housing for 15 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.

  • About

    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, people with mental ill health, and gypsies and travellers.

    Kesia has authored numerous policy orientated reports and articles in professional journals, as well as papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and edited books.

    Research interests

    Kesia's research interests are broadly focused on population group and geographical housing disadvantage and inequalities. More specifically, her interests include

    • homelessness
    • the housing needs of marginalised groups and those with 'complex needs'
    • women and housing
    • welfare reform
    • neighborhood and housing market change.
  • Research

    • Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

    2016-18 The mental health needs and experiences of homeless people in Nottingham, Nottingham City CCG.

    2016-17 The housing challenges facing younger people in the east of England: what can housing associations do to help?, CASE (consortium of housing associations in the south east).

    2016-17 Private landlord letting practices towards under 35s, Residential Landlord Association.

    2016-2017 Learning lessons from the voluntary right to buy, National Housing Federation.

    2017 Poverty and connectivity: addressing transport barriers to work in low-income neighbourhoods, JRF.

    Key clients

    • Crisis
    • 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
  • Media

    Dr Kesia Reeve has been undertaking research in housing for 15 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.

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