Dr Kim McKee

Senior Lecturer

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

Dr Kim McKee

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About me

Dr McKee is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy (Housing), within the Faculty of Social Science. Her research focuses on housing inequalities and the relations of power underpinning them.

Kim joined the University in 2018 having previously held appointments at the University of St Andrews (2010-18), the University of Glasgow (2007-10) and the Open University (2007-10). She has a PhD in Urban Studies and an MA (Hons) in Sociology & Social Policy from the University of Glasgow.

Currently, Kim is an editor of the journal, Housing Studies (2015- ); an international advisory board member of the journal, Housing Theory and Society (2020-); and a reviewer for a range of UK and international funders and publishers. Previous appointments include:

  • Director, St Andrew's Centre for Housing Research (2014-2018)
  • Chair, Secretary & Com's Officer of the Housing Studies Association (2008-15) - UK Learned Society
  • Editorial Board Member: Housing, Theory and Society (2015-20) and Social Policy & Society (2010-12)

Community Contribution

Board Member, Cassiltoun Housing Association (Castlemilk)

Event / Presentation

Invited Speaker, 'Doing Housing Research' (ECR Event)


Seminar, Scottish Government Evidence in Policy PRS Session
Scottish Government

Keynote, Private Renting in a Time of Crisis E-Event 2020

Keynote, Social Responsibility of Landlords Symposium, June 2019

Keynote, Shelter Scotland PRS Conference 2019
Shelter Scotland

Keynote, Housing Rights NI PRS Conference 2019

Keynote, Housing Rights NI PRS Conference 2018

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

External Examiners and Validations

PhD, University of Tasmania (2019)

PhD, University of Leeds (2018)

PhD, London Metropolitan University (2020)

Other Academic Activities

Editorial Board Member, Housing Theory & Society


Member, ESRC Peer Review College

Project Advisory Group - Raising Standards in the UK PRS

Expert Advisor -Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Project

Editor, Journal of Housing Studies

Other Project

Co-organiser 'Reconceptualising Housing Tenure' - Seminar Series funded by HSA (Co-I, with Gurney & Hoolachan)

Juror, Demography Prize 2019 (awarded by Intergenerational Foundation and German Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations)


University Contribution

Programme Director (Housing Studies)

Co-Leader, Public Services and Governance Research Group

Research programmes

Research centres/groups

Research themes