The Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Jenny Muir

Jenny Muir is Lecturer in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast. She was previously Lecturer in Housing Studies in the Department of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow. Before working as an academic, Jenny spent ten years working in housing and regeneration policy for London local authorities. She has first degrees from the universities of Reading and North London; an MSc in Policy Studies from the University of Bristol, and a PhD from the University of Ulster. Her PhD examined public participation in urban regeneration and included case studies in North Belfast and Ballymun, Dublin. Jenny's research interests include urban regeneration, housing policy and practice, and the state, governance and urban change. Current research projects include waterfront development in Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff and Liverpool; Northern Ireland's housing associations; and the impact of economic change on neighbourhoods in Northern Ireland. Jenny is also involved in the organisation of the ESRC Seminars Series The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy, to take place in 2013-14. She is Programme Director for the MSc in Spatial Regeneration and lectures in urban regeneration, housing and property development.


Module co-ordinator for:

EVP8023: Approaches to Property Development

EVP8016: Property Development

EVP8033: Regeneration and Housing

EVP8026: Dissertation or work-based study


Contributor to: 

EVP3014: Themes in Spatial Planning


Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students, approximately 10 per year. 

Supervision of two PhD students.



Programme Director, MSc in Spatial Regeneration

RICS Liaison Officer

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy