Yael Arbell

Dr Yael Arbell

Research Associate, Centre for Regional Economic & Social Research (CRESR)


Summary

Dr Yael Arbell is a Research Associate at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. Yael is interested in housing, communities and sustainability. 

 

 

About

I am a Research Associate and work with the Housing and the Sustainable Futures clusters. I specialise in qualitative methods and interested in a critical realist approach to research. Prior to joining I completed a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Leeds (2021), focusing on community-led housing in the UK. My research interests are broad and include housing, diverse economies, racial justice, community-led projects, just transitions and other social aspects of sustainable projects.

Research

  • Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

2022-2023 BAME Community-led Housing: Barriers, Opportunities and Good Practice. Role: Project Manager.

2022-2023 Community Improvement Districts: learning and policy recommendations, Power to Change. Role: Member of research team.

2022-2023 BAME Community Led Housing, Leeds Community Homes. Role: Project Manager.

2022-2023 Housing 21: A new model for inclusive cohousing?, Nuffield Foundation. Role: Project Director.

2022 Affordability of Community Led Housing, Nationwide. Role: Member of research team.

2019-2023 Homes in Community Hands evaluation, Power to Change. Role: Member of research team.

2019-2022 Rough Sleeping Drug and Alcohol Treatment Grant (RSDATG) Evaluation, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. Role: Member of research team.

2020-2021 Understanding and engaging with high consuming households: energy, transport, food, Sheffield Hallam University. Role: Member of research team.

2019-2021 Fulfilling Lives, NPC. Role: Member of research team.

2018-2023 Evaluation of Black Thrive, Healthwatch Lambeth. Role: Member of research team.

Publications

Arbell, Y., Middlemiss, L., & Chatterton, P. (2020). Contested subjectivities in a UK housing cooperative: old hippies and Thatcher’s children negotiating the commons. Geoforum, 110, 58-66. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.01.017

Arbell, Y. (2017). Procedural liberalism in the service of ethnocracy and as a space for resistance: the case of Dahmash. Geography Research Forum, 36. https://grf.bgu.ac.il/index.php/GRF/article/view/498

Conference papers

Hawkins, A., Ambrose, A., Parkes, S., Arbell, Y., Garcia, A.C., & Rafalowicz-Campbell, M. (2022). High consumers of energy and resources and the work of being wealthy: towards a research agenda. In ECEEE Summer Study 2022, Hyeres, France, 6 June 2022 - 11 June 2022. ECEEE: https://www.eceee.org/library/conference_proceedings/eceee_Summer_Studies/2022/1-dynamics-of-consumption-less-is-more/high-consumers-of-energy-and-resources-and-the-work-of-being-wealthy-towards-a-research-agenda/

Book chapters

Ambrose, A., Castano Garcia, A., & Arbell, Y. (2024). Alternatives to justice for a thriving transition. In Horne, R., Ambrose, A., Walker, G., & Nelson, A. (Eds.) Post Carbon Inclusion: transitions built on justice. Bristol University Press: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/post-carbon-inclusion

Ambrose, A., Castano Garcia, A., Hawkins, A., Parkes, S., & Arbell, Y. (2024). Uneven consumption and the work of being a high consumer. In Horne, R., Ambrose, A., Walker, G., & Nelson, A. (Eds.) Post Carbon Inclusion: transitions built on justice. Bristol University Press: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/post-carbon-inclusion

Ambrose, A., Hawkins, A., Parkes, S., Castano Garcia, A., Arbell, Y., & Speake, B. (2024). Uneven Consumption and the Work of Being a High Consumer. In Post Carbon Inclusion: Transitions Built on Justice. Bristol University Press

Reports

Arbell, Y., & Archer, T. (2023). Housing 21: a more inclusive model of cohousing? Findings from a one-year study of a Housing 21 cohousing project. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/housing-21-a-more-inclusive-model-of-cohousing

Dobson, J., Arbell, Y., Swade, K., & Graham, K. (2023). Community improvement districts pilot programme: final report. Power to Change. https://www.powertochange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/88-PTC-CID-report-V3.pdf

Archer, T., Arbell, Y., Moore, T., Mullins, D., & Rafalowicz-Campbell, M. (2022). Homes in community hands: year three evaluation report. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/homes-in-community-hands-year-three-evaluation-report

Archer, T., Moore, T., Mullins, D., & Arbell, Y. (2021). Homes in Community Hands: Year Two evaluation report. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research. https://www.shu.ac.uk/centre-regional-economic-social-research/publications/homes-in-community-hands-year-two-evaluation-report

Theses / Dissertations

Arbell, Y. (2021). Commoners and commoning in neoliberal times: A critical realist study of English community-led housing. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Chatterton, P., & Middlemiss, L.

Other publications

Arbell, Y. (2016). A Review of "The re-emergence of cohousing in Europe", Edited by Lidewij Tummers. Informa UK Limited: http://doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2016.1228247

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