Member of the Housing Studies Association, Committee member 2006-2012, Secretary 2010-2012.
Conferences and seminars organised
2013-14: ESRC Seminars Series 'The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy'. Seminars to be held in St Andrews, Belfast and Sheffield. With Dr Kim McKee (PI, University of St Andrews), Professor John Flint and Dr Ed Ferrari (University of Sheffield) and Professor David Clapham (University of Reading).
2011: Seminar under the Chatham House Rule: 'New Economics in Uncertain Times: finding a way forward for the Northern Ireland economy?'. Belfast, 16th November. With Dr Peter Doran, Dr Joanne Murphy, Professor Sally Wheeler, Professor Matthias Beck (all QUB) and John Woods (Green New Deal).
2011: Housing Studies Association: 'Housing in Hard Times: Class, Poverty and Social Exclusion'. York, 13th - 15th April. With Dr Kim McKee, University of St Andrews.
2008: UK - Ireland Planning Research Conference: 'Sustainability, Space and Social Justice'. Belfast, 18th - 20th March. With Dr Geraint Ellis and Dr Brendan Murtagh, QUB.
2005: Seminar under the Chatham House Rule: ‘New democratic spaces in Northern Ireland politics?: trends, opinions and expectations', Institute of Governance, Queen's University Belfast, 18th June 2005. With Dr John Barry, QUB, and Robin Wilson, Democratic Dialogue.
2004: Housing Studies Association: Planning and Housing: Policy and Practice, Belfast, 9th - 11th September. With Professor Chris Paris, University of Ulster.
Conference and seminar presentations (last 5 years)
July 2013: AESOP - ASCP 5th Joint Congress, Dublin: The 'competitive waterfront' in the neoliberal city: who benefits? with Philip Boland and John Bronte, QUB.
April 2013: Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, Los Angeles: Neoliberalisation and the waterfront: urban transformation and the competitive city, with Philip Boland, QUB.
November 2012: Regional Studies Association conference, London: Neoliberalisation and the waterfront: urban transformation and the competitive city, with Philip Boland, QUB.
September 2012: Invited seminar, City Futures, University of New South Wales: The ‘competitive waterfront’ in the neoliberal city.
September 2012: Invited panel contribution: Challenges for waterfront development: examples from Belfast and Dublin, for the Port Adelaide Steering Committee. Organised by the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Adelaide.
April 2012: Housing Studies Association conference, York: The governance of change: Procurement of social housing in Northern Ireland, with David Mullins, University of Birmingham.
April 2011: Housing Studies Association conference, York: Northern Ireland’s social housing partnerships: meeting housing need in difficult times, with Nick Acheson, University of Ulster.
April 2010: Housing Studies Association conference, York: Convergent, divergent or just ‘ours’? Moving towards housing policy ownership in Northern Ireland.
September 2009: International Sociological Association Housing Conference, Glasgow: The role of the (neoliberal) state in a society emerging from conflict: regeneration and territory in the new Belfast.
April 2009: Housing Studies Association conference, Cardiff: Putting the Working Class in Their Place? Redevelopment and territory in the new Belfast.