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David Robinson is professor of housing and public policy in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research  (CRESR).  His research interests focus on homelessness and on the role and function of social housing in England. He has also researched extensively around the issues of social and community cohesion and the experiences and consequences of new migration.


  • Social housing
  • Housing and work
  • Local experiences and effects of new migration
  • Community cohesion

Notable media coverage:

  • The Independent [April 2015]
    Taking steps to tackle housing crisis
  • Housing Excellence [February 2015]
    Social landlords facing crisis
  • The Yorkshire Post [April 2014]
    Future of housing market at risk of 'standstill' as young people opt to rent
  • Housing Studies Association [16 November 2007]
    New on-line journal
  • David Robinson

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