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Dr Kim McKee

Senior Lecturer

Housing Studies Rm 3T18, R G Bomont Building, University of Stirling

Dr Kim McKee

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Dr McKee is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Housing, within the Faculty of Social Science. Her research focuses on housing inequalities and the relationships of power underpinning them. She is an Editor of the journal Housing Studies and an Editorial Board Member of Housing, Theory & Society.

Kim joined the University in 2018 having previously been a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the University of St Andrews (2010-2018), and Director of the St Andrew’s Centre for Housing Research (2014-2018). During 2007-10 she also held a prestigious Urban Studies fellowship at the University of Glasgow, focusing on Political Geographies of the City. She has a PhD and MRes in Urban Studies, and an MA (Joint Hons) in Sociology & Social policy (University of Glasgow).

During 2008-15 Kim was an active member of the Executive Committee of the Housing Studies Association (UK Learned Society), holding the roles of Communication's Officer, Secretary and Chair. She is also a former member of the editorial board for the journal Social Policy & Society (2010-12).

Community Contribution

Board Member, Cassiltoun Housing Association (Castlemilk)

Event / Presentation

Keynote, Housing Rights NI PRS Conference 2018…ence-report-2018

Keynote, HSA/CaCHE Symposium 2019…es-of-landlords/

Keynote, Shelter Scotland PRS Conference 2019
Shelter Scotland

Speaker, Scottish Labour Housing Commission (2018, young people)

External Examiners and Validations

PhD, University of Leeds (Bimpson, 2018)

Other Academic Activities

Advisory Group - Raising Standards in the UK PRS…e-rented-sector/

Editor, Journal of Housing Studies…urnalCode=chos20

Editorial Board Member, Housing Theory & Society…urnalCode=shou20

Expert Advisor -Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Project

Member, ESRC Peer Review College

University Contribution

Deputy, Public Services and Governance Research Group

Head of Subject/Programme Director (Housing Studies)

Research programmes

Research centres/groups

Research themes

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