I have directed and contributed to research projects commissioned by academic funders including the Leverhulme Foundation, Carnegie Trust, the ESRC, British Academy and the Urban Studies Foundation, as well as public and third sector agencies, such as Shelter, the Scottish Government, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations and Fife Housing Partnership.  The total value of projects I have led/contributed to exceeds £7million.  Recent and ongoing projects include:

The UK Immigration Act and the ‘Right to Rent’
People: Kim McKee (PI), Sharon Leahy, Trudi Tokarczyk and Joe Crawford
Dates: 2016-present
Description: qualitative research into the impact of the ‘Right to Rent’ provisions of the 2016 UK Immigration Act, focusing on inequality, discrimination, governance and the ‘everywhere border’.  See papers in People Place and Policy Online and Antipode.

Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE)
People: Kim McKee (Co-I) + collaborators from 10 Universities + 3 non academic partners.  See website
Funder: ESRC, AHRC and JRF
Dates: August 2017 – 2022
Description: CaCHE aims to advance knowledge of the housing system, provide robust evidence to inform housing policy and practice across the UK, and bring together a wide range of stakeholders with the goal of tackling housing problems at national, devolved, regional and local level.  The work of the programme will focus on 6 overlapping themes:
– housing and the economy;
– understanding housing markets: demand and need, supply and delivery;
– housing aspirations, choices and outcomes;
– housing, poverty, health, education and employment;
– housing and neighbourhood design, sustainability and place-making;
– multi-level governance

The Impact of the Immigration Act on Housing and Public Services (Seminar)
People: Kim McKee (PI) and Sharon Leahy
Funder: Housing Studies Association (with match funding from CHR)
Dates: June 2018
Description: funding has been secured to host a one day event in St Andrews focused around the impact of the UK Immigration Act(s)  on public services, particularly housing.  It seeks to bring together academics, with colleagues working in policy and practice, with travel bursaries also available to support the attendance of early-career researchers. PROGRAMME