Alex's research encompasses a wide range of topics in the field of housing studies, particularly concerned with policy in the social and private rented housing sectors and with issues of regulation.
His research interests include the use of economics in the policy process and the application of heterodox economic ideas to the analysis of housing markets. His interest in housing policy is both substantive and for the insights it can offer into broader questions of policy-making and the policy process.
Alex has been Professor of Public Policy and Head of the School for Policy Studies since 2007.
Between 2005 and 2009 Alex was a managing editor of Housing Studies. He continues as a member of the journal’s Management Board.
Between 2006 and 2010 Alex worked part-time as a Visiting Academic Consultant to the Public Law team at the Law Commission. His work with the Commission addressed compliance issues in the private rented sector and redress against public bodies.
From 2004 until 2012 Alex was a trustee of Brunelcare, a charity providing housing, care and support for older people. For ...
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