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 in Social Policy (Housing), within the Faculty of Social Science. She 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 (Glasgow).

Kim's research interests centre around housing inequalities and exclusion. She is currently Director of the MSc/PG Dip Housing Studies Programme and Co-Leader of the Public Services and Governance Research Group. She is also an editor of the journal, Housing Studies (2015- ); an international editorial advisory board member of the journal, Housing Theory and Society (2020-); and a co-opted member of the Housing Studies Association executive committee (learned society) (2021-).

Previous roles include:

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

Community Contribution

Board Member, Cassiltoun Housing Association (Castlemilk)

Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Deputy Leader, Public Services & Governance Research Group

Head of Subject (Housing)

Subject Chief Examiner (Housing Studies)

Programme Director (Housing Studies)

Co-Leader, Public Services and Governance Research Group

Event / Presentation

Speaker, CIH Scotland's Housing Festival 2021


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


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

Seminar, Scottish Government Evidence in Policy PRS Session
Scottish Government

Keynote, Social Responsibility of Landlords Symposium, June 2019

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

Keynote, Housing Rights NI PRS Conference 2019

Keynote, Housing Rights NI PRS Conference 2018

Keynote, Shelter Scotland PRS Conference 2019
Shelter Scotland

External Examiners and Validations

PhD, Cardiff University (2021)

PhD, University of Tasmania (2019)

PhD, University of Leeds (2018)

PhD, London Metropolitan University (2020)

Other Academic Activities

Editorial Board Member, Housing Theory & Society


Project Advisory Group - Raising Standards in the UK PRS

Member, ESRC Peer Review College

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)


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