Dr Stephen Green is a Research Fellow at CRESR. He specialises in housing policy and practice, and is particularly interested in the function and operation of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in the UK. In recent years this has included a focus on the impact of changes to the welfare state and access to the PRS by low-income and marginalised groups. Steve also has an expanding research interest in how local authorities and voluntary organisations provide 'early intervention' housing, health and social support to residents.
Steve's work usually involves mixed methods, but he has particular expertise and experience in qualitative research and analysis with vulnerable and 'harder to reach' groups, and professionals working in housing, health and social care. Techniques adopted include qualitative longitudinal research, in-depth interviewing, focus groups, participant observation and computer-aided qualitative data analysis (using Nvivo).
In the past twelve years, Steve has carried out contract and academic research for a broad range of clients - local authorities, government departments, charities and housing associations. These include the Welsh Government, Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Communities and Local Government, Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Stoke on Trent City Council and the housing organisation, Places for People.
Steve is currently managing a major three year evaluation of Stoke on Trent City Council's Cooperative Working Model - a new keyworker-based approach to providing health, housing and social services in the city supported by the Government's Transformation Challenge Award. He is also involved in an evaluation of a programme run by British Red Cross - First Call - which aims to support older people facing physical health and emotional difficulties. Also, he is carrying out research for Crisis on issues of access to the private rented sector by homeless people and housing benefit claimants.
- Housing policy and practice
- Private rented sector housing issues
- Affordable housing in rural areas
- Service transformation in LAs
- Qualitative Research
- Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
2015-2018 Evaluation of the Cooperative Working Model, Stoke on Trent City Council. Role: Project Manager.
2015 Evaluation of Leicester and Rutland First Call Programme, British Red Cross. Role: Qualitative Researcher.
2015 Access to the Private Rented Sector, Crisis. Role: Team Member.
Cole, I., & Green, S. (2011). Mixed communities : from vision to oblivion. In Anderson, I., & Sim, D. (Eds.) Housing and Equality. Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing: http://www.cih.org/publication/display/vpathDCR/templatedata/cih/publication/data/Housing_and_Inequality
Archer, T., Crisp, R., Ferrari, E., Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Moore, T., ... Sacranie, H. (2019). Scaling up social lettings? Scope, impact and barriers. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/scaling-social-lettings-scope-impact-and-barriers-0
Archer, T., Green, S., & Fisher, C. (2019). Helping Communities Build: A review of the Community Land Trust Funds and lessons for future support. CAF Venturesome. https://www.cafonline.org/docs/default-source/charity-finance-and-fundraising/2540aclt-report-090119.pdf?sfvrsn=bbd89540_4
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.
Archer, T., Green, S., & Wilson, I. (2018). Effective housing for people on low incomes in the Welsh Valleys. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/effective-housing-people-low-incomes-welsh-valleys
Archer, T., Green, S., Leather, D., Mccarthy, L., Wilson, I., Robinson, D., & Tait, M. (2018). Older people's housing, care and support needs in Greater Cambridge 2017-2036. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/older-peoples-housing-care-support-greater-cambridge.pdf
Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2017). Evaluation of Extra Care Housing in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-extra-care-housing-wales.pdf
Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S., Mccarthy, L., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2017). Evaluation of extra care housing in Wales: Executive summary. Cardiff: Welsh Government. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-extra-care-housing-wales-summary.pdf
Dayson, C., Green, S., & Sanderson, E. (2017). Evaluation of Over2You : Final report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/eval-over2you-final-report.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
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
Green, S., Pattison, B., Reeve, K., & Wilson, I. (2016). How affordable is affordable housing? Norwich, UK: Flagship Group.
Green, S., & Wilson, I. (2016). Implementing Direct Payment of Housing Benefit: An Evaluation of Circle Housing's HB2U Project. CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/circle-housing-hb2u-evaluation.pdf
Green, S., Robinson, D., Batty, E., Crisp, R., & Platts-Fowler, D. (2016). Whole Household Key Worker Interventions: Learning from Sheffield. CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/whole-household-key-worker-interventions-sheffield_0.pdf
Cole, I., Green, S., Mccarthy, L., & Pattison, B. (2015). The Impact of the Existing Right to Buy and the Implications for the Proposed Extension of Right to Buy to Housing Associations. Parliament Website: Communities and Local Government Select Committee. https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/communities-and-local-government/Full-Report-for-Select-Committee-141015final.pdf
Green, S., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2015). The Housing Options of Older People in Doncaster. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/housing-options-older-people-doncaster.pdf
Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D., & Wilson, I. (2015). Houses into Homes: Final Evaluation Report. (59/2015). Welsh Government Social Research. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/houses-homes-final-eval-report.pdf
Hickman, P., Green, S., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Ambrose, A., Foden, M., ... Muir, J. (2015). 'Getting By', Coping and Resilience in Difficult Times: Final Report. CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/ofmdfm-getting-by-final-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
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
Beatty, C., Cole, I., Green, S., Kemp, P., Powell, R., & Sanderson, E. (2014). Monitoring the impact of recent measures affecting Housing Benefit and Local Housing Allowances in the private rented sector in Northern Ireland: Final Report. Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/NI-LHA-final-report.pdf
Current Post graduate supervision
Daniela Hawryliuk, Powerful Knowledge or Knowledge of the Powerful in the Housing Field (Sheffield Hallam University Studentship).