Nicholas Pleace

Nicholas Pleace

Professional Title: Professor (Full), Director, Centre for Housing Policy
Institution: University of York, UK
Position: WHEN Member

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My research interests centre on housing inequalities, with a specific focus on providing adequate, affordable and suitable housing for lower income groups and groups of people with support needs. During the last decade, I have focused on homelessness, taking a particular interest in the development of integrated homelessness strategies and service innovations, including Housing First.

My work encompasses a range of UK-specific policy orientated research, international comparative work which is heavily focused on pan-European comparative analysis and academic exploration of housing inequalities. My work around gender is developing, but is focused on trying to understand the ways in which women’s experience of homelessness and housing precarity is distinct, including the highly gendered experience of family homelessness in many European societies.

Recent Research Projects

Evaluation of Threshold Housing First service for homeless women with a history of offending and high and complex needs evaluation (Greater Manchester) 2016-2020

Family homelessness in Europe, European Observatory on Homelessness, comparative research, 2017.

Recent Publications

Baptista, I.; Benjaminsen, L.; Busch Geertsema, V. and Pleace, N. (2017) Family Homelessness in Europe Brussels: FEANTSA. Quilgars, D. and Pleace, N. (2017) Threshold Housing First: Report of the University of York Evaluation Manchester: Threshold/New Charter Housing.

Pleace, N. (2016) Exclusion by Definition: The Under-Representation of Women in European Homelessness Statistics in Mayock, P. and Bretherton, J. Women’s Homelessness in Europe, London: Palgrave Macmillian, pp. 105-126.

Bretherton, J.; Benjaminsen, L. and Pleace, N. (2016) Women’s Homelessness and Welfare Systems in Mayock, P. and Bretherton, J. Women’s Homelessness in Europe, London: Palgrave Macmillian, pp.75-102.

Pleace, N; Bretherton, J. and Mayock, P (2016) Long Term and Recurrent Homelessness among Women in Mayock, P. and Bretherton, J. Women’s Homelessness in Europe, London: Palgrave Macmillian, pp. 209-234.

Pleace, N. (2016) Researching Homelessness in Europe: Theoretical Perspectives European Journal of Homelessness 10(3), pp. 19-44.

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