I am a qualitative social-scientist, with interests in urban social geography and urban policy. I was appointed to my current post as a Lecturer within the Department of Geography & Sustainable Development in April 2010. I am also a member of the St Andrew’s Centre for Housing Research, leading research on social housing and community regeneration. Prior to this I studied as an undergraduate (MA Social Policy & Sociology) and postgraduate (MRes Urban Research & PhD Urban Studies) at the University of Glasgow, before taking up a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the same institution. Funded by the Urban Studies journal, this focused on ‘Political Geographies of the City’ (2007-2010, GES). As an early-career researcher I also taught human geography at the Open University Scotland (2007-2010).
I am active in the Housing Studies Association (a UK Learned Society). I have been an executive committee member since 2008 and currently hold the post of Secretary (previously Communication’s Officer 2009-11). I also co-organised the 2011 annual conference on the theme of Housing in Hard Times: class, poverty and social exclusion, which attracted nearly 100 delegates.
In addition, I am a member of the editorial board (and former Reviews Co-editor) for the journal of Housing Studies, as well as a former member of the Social Policy and Society editorial board (2010-12).
You can download my summary CV here.
Dr Kim McKee
Department of Geography & Sustainable Development
School of Geography and Geosciences
University of St Andrews, Irvine Building, North Street
St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AL
Telephone: 01334 463928
St Andrew’s Staff Webpage: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/gsd/people/km410/
Centre for Housing Research Website: http://ggsrv-cold.st-andrews.ac.uk/chr/
Google Scholar homepage: http://tinyurl.com/cfw24wf