Rose Smith

Dr Rose Smith BA,MA, PhD

Research Fellow


Rose is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. Rose is a quantitative researcher with interests in housing, place, welfare benefits and education.


Rose joined CRESR in February 2023. She is a quantitative researcher and works primarily on housing and place projects.
Rose completed her PhD in Social Policy at the University of Lincoln in 2019. Her PhD thesis focused on how housing tenure interacted with public attitudes to welfare. She undertook longitudinal, time series and comparative quantitative analysis of the UK and Europe using the British Social Attitudes survey, British Household Panel Survey, the European Social Survey and Eurostat data.

She previously worked as a quantitative Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and the University of Nottingham on projects using government education data such as National Pupil Database and Individual Learner Record data. She has worked on projects funded by the ESRC Data Initiative and with funding partners such as the Nuffield Foundation and the Department for Education. 



College of Social Sciences and Arts

Subject area or group:

Housing, place, welfare benefits, education


Research projects

2023-2023 Evaluation of Energy Systems Catapult’s Warm Home Prescription project. Energy Systems Catapult.



McKay, S. and Smith, R. (2015) The Labour Market Before and After the Recession, in Foster, L., Brunton, A., Deeming, C. and Haux, T. (2015), In Defence of Welfare 2, Social Policy Association,

Smith, R. and Aldridge F. (2019) Participation Survey Report, Learning and Work Institute.

Noyes, A., Dalby D. and Smith, R. (2020) Mathematics in further education: student progress over time, Nuffield Foundation, October 2020.

Day, C., Tavena, S. and Smith, R. (2021) System leadership in disruptive times: robust policy making and enactment in School Trusts, Confederation of School Trusts and the University of Nottingham, April 2021.



Smith, R., & Wilson, I. (2023). Warm Homes Prescription Impact and Value for Money Report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University.

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