Mr Jim Hudson
Research focus on community-led housing and older people, in particular the potential of such models to address issues around social care needs.
Senior Research AssociateSchool for Policy Studies
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My recent PhD and post doctoral work has focussed on my long term interest in the social dimensions of community led housing; most recently I've worked freelance on projects for the LSE (London) that include the potential benefits of such models generally (2019) and a study on community-led housing and loneliness for the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
My PhD (2019) explored the possibilities of mutual care among groups of older people living as cohousing groups in Berlin. The subject grew out of a long-term interest I developed while living in the city for several years, writing extensively about the various examples of self-made and self-managed housing projects that emerged there from the 1970s onwards.
Prior to that (1991-2007) I pursued a not-entirely unrelated career as a building surveyor then project manager in London and south-east England, working mainly in the social housing sector on refurbishment and development projects.
A longterm interest in community-led housing, in particular the cohousing model and its potential for mutual care and support for its members as the grow older together.
Managing organisational unitSchool for Policy Studies
01/03/2021 to 31/08/2023
Housing, Theory and Society
- E-pub ahead of print