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 - Dec 2018
Ed Ferrari Addressing transport barriers to work in low income neighbourhoods Joseph Rowntree Foundation Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
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 Taxing the urban boom in Tanzania Norwegian Embassy Dar es Salaam Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Tom Goodfellow Embedding property tax in the social contract: the Lagos experience Institute of Development Studies Jul 2016 - May 2017
John Henneberry Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature NERC Jun 2016 - Jun 2019
John Henneberry Freedom to re-use property RICS Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
Cath Jackson Changing priorities in investor decision making: the sustainability agenda RICS Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
Paula Meth Living the urban periphery ESRC/NRF/Newton Fund Feb 2016 - Feb 2019
Tom Moore Mitigating poverty for low income private renters Joseph Rowntree Foundation Sep 2015 - Jul 2017
Sarah Payne Green growth: increasing resilience in cities through delivery of GI-based solutions NERC Apr 2016 - Jun 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
Liz Sharp Reshaping the Domestic Nexus ESRC July 2016 - July 2017
Henk Wagenaar Comparing European prostitution policies COST 2013 - 2017
Craig Watkins Construction, economic development and planning policies British Academy / Newton Fund Mar 2015 - Mar 2017
Glyn Williams Self-help or social transformation? The role of women in local governance Research Council of Norway Aug 2012 - Dec 2017
Glyn Williams Megaprojects and the reshaping of urban futures British Academy Mar 2017 - Feb 2018

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
John Flint Evaluation of Belfast Intensive Family Support Service Northern Ireland Government
Tom Goodfellow The political economy of property taxation Institute of Development Studies
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
Paula Meth Experiences of domestic violence within decent settlements British Academy
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
Malcolm Tait Designing for Wellbeing in Environments for Later Life (DWELL) EPSRC
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
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