Ken Gibb was Co-director and the Governance lead at What Works Scotland from 2014 to August 2017. He is now Principal Investigator and Director of  CaCHE, the UK-wide Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

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Ken is a professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences in the subject area of Urban Studies.

He was Director of Policy Scotland, and co-director of What Works Scotland, where he co-led the Governance workstream in collaboration with Oliver Escobar.

Ken is Principal Investigator and Director of CaCHE, the Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, CaCHE is a consortium of nine universities and four non-academic professional bodies in a major research programme examining the UK’s housing system. The programme will seek to influence future housing policy at all levels.

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Ken was an adviser to the Housing and Well-Being Commission, an 18-month Commission funded by Shelter Scotland.

He has recently acted as adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and has worked for the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.

About Ken’s research interests

Ken’s research interests are focused on the economic, financial and policy dimensions of housing. His current interests are on the financing and economics of social and affordable housing, and, the application of behavioural economics to housing. Ken has carried out research for government departments, ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, trade bodies, the private sector and international organisations like OECD.

What Works Scotland publications

What Works Scotland blog posts

Contact Ken

See more about Ken and his work on the University of Glasgow Social and Political Sciences website.