Research Projects

You can find brief information on a selection of current and recent research projects below:

Current projects

Lead staff member Project Funder Dates
Rowland Atkinson War in peacetime: Urban violence and social trauma Max Batley Fund Jan 2017 - Feb 2019
Rowland Atkinson Social inequalities and urban fragmentation strategies Newton Mobility Grant Mar 2018 - Mar 2019
Sam Burgum Re-taking the alpha-territory: squatting and London's housing crisis Leverhulme Trust Oct 2017 - Oct 2020
John Flint Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change ESRC Mar 2013 - Feb 2018
Tom Goodfellow Urban development and the new 'scramble for Africa' ESRC Feb 2017 - Feb 2019
Tom Goodfellow Maintaining order in dominant party states: the roles of capital cities DfID Mar 2018 - Mar 2019
John Henneberry Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature NERC Jun 2016 - Jun 2019
Katie Higgins Little Capital: Wealthy elites in the everyday metropolis Urban Studies Foundation May 2018 - May 2021
Paula Meth Living the urban periphery ESRC/NRF/Newton Fund Feb 2016 - Feb 2019
Tom Moore Review of the Urban Community Land Trust project National Community Land Trust Network Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
Tom Moore Scaling-up social lettings: scope, impact and barriers Joseph Rowntree Foundation Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Aidan Mosselson Migrant infrastructures Newton International Fellowship Mar 2018 - Mar 2020
Sarah Payne Green growth: increasing resilience in cities through delivery of GI-based solutions NERC Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Sarah Payne Land: value to capture? RICS Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
Alasdair Rae Addressing transport barriers to work in low income neighbourhoods Joseph Rowntree Foundation Jan 2017 - Apr 2018
Liz Sharp Blue Green Infrastructure through Social Innovation (BEGIN) Interreg North Sea Region Jan 2017 - Dec 2020
Liz Sharp Twenty65 EPSRC Dec 2015 - Nov 2020
Malcolm Tait Working in the public interest ESRC Dec 2017 - Mar 2020
Craig Watkins UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) ESRC, AHRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Aug 2017 - May 2022
Glyn Williams Megaprojects and the reshaping of urban futures British Academy Mar 2017 - May2018

Recently completed projects

Lead staff member Project Funder
Rowland Atkinson Challenging the stigmatisation of poverty and place-based disadvantage Australian Research Council
Rowland Atkinson Life in the 'Alpha Territory': London's 'super-rich' neighbourhoods ESRC
Rowland Atkinson Alpha territoriality in Hong Kong and London ESRC and Hong Kong Research Grant Council
Peter Bibby The future of rural settlement English Heritage
Peter Bibby Rural Urban Classification DEFRA
Heather Campbell Making knowledge that matters ESRC/N8
Steve Connelly Translation across borders AHRC
Lee Crookes Making air pollution in Sheffield visible RCUK
Gordon Dabinett Spatial planning systems and market towns in the UK Rural Research Institute, Korea
Richard Dunning New behavioural business practices RICS
Ed Ferrari Real Time Information plus ESRC/South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
Ed Ferrari Affordable housing need in Scotland Shelter Scotland
Ed Ferrari Travel to School: Understanding the interface between local housing markets and education markets ESRC
Ed Ferrari Strategic Housing Market Assessment Rotherham MBC
Ed Ferrari Sheffield Strategic Housing Market Assessment Sheffield City Council
Ed Ferrari Evidence: Dissemination housing research to practitioners ESRC
John Flint The Big Society, localism and housing policy - seminar series ESRC
Tom Goodfellow The political economy of property taxation Institute of Development Studies
Tom Goodfellow Taxing the urban boom in Tanzania Norwegian Embassy Dar es Salaam
Tom Goodfellow Embedding property tax in the social contract: the Lagos experience Institute of Development Studies
John Henneberry Freedom to re-use property RICS
John Henneberry The English experience of 'soft' densification PUCA
John Henneberry Valuing attractive landscapes in the urban economy (VALUE) INTERREG
John Henneberry SEEDS INTERREG
Andy Inch Changing the culture of Scottish planning RICS
Cath Jackson The implicit pricing of property attributes RICS
Cath Jackson Changing priorities in investor decision-making: the sustainability agenda RICS
Paula Meth Experiences of domestic violence within decent settlements British Academy
Tom Moore Mitigating poverty for low income private renters Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Sarah Payne Examining housebuilder behaviour in a recovering housing market British Academy
Sarah Payne Green shoots, green homes? RICS
Sarah Payne Towards zero carbon housing futures ESRC
Alasdair Rae Connecting urban labour and deprived neighbourhoods Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Alasdair Rae Housing market search behaviour Bank of England
Alasdair Rae Links between housing and poverty over the lifecourse Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Alasdair Rae Searching for housing markets British Academy
Liz Sharp Reshaping the domestic nexus ESRC
Malcolm Tait Designing for Wellbeing in Environments for Later Life (DWELL) EPSRC
Craig Watkins Research in the incidence and value of s106 and CIL Dept for Communities and Local Government
Craig Watkins The value of planning RTPI
Craig Watkins Attitudes and behaviour towards the New Homes Bonus Dept for Communities and Local Government
Craig Watkins Ways of neighbourhood working and seeing - seminar series Economic and Social Research Council
Craig Watkins Construction, economic development and planning policies British Academy/Newton Fund
Aidan While Infrastructure and planning Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Aidan While Tackling poverty through planning and housing policy in city regions Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Aidan While Learning the lessons of the 'Voluntary Right to Buy' pilots National Housing Federation
Glyn Williams Self-help or social transformation? The role of women in local governance Research Council of Norway