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Dr Stephen Green

Job title: 
Research Fellow, BA (Hons), PhD

Phone 0114 225 2831
E-mail stephen.green@shu.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Green is a Research Fellow at CRESR.  He specialises in housing policy and practice, and is particularly interested in the function and operation of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in the UK.  In recent years this has included a focus on the impact of changes to the welfare state and access to the PRS by low-income and marginalised groups.  Steve also has an expanding research interest in how local authorities and voluntary organisations provide 'early intervention' housing, health and social support to residents.

Steve's work usually involves mixed methods, but he has particular expertise and experience in qualitative research and analysis with vulnerable and 'harder to reach' groups, and professionals working in housing, health and social care.  Techniques adopted include qualitative longitudinal research, in-depth interviewing, focus groups, participant observation and computer-aided qualitative data analysis (using Nvivo).

In the past twelve years, Steve has carried out contract and academic research for a broad range of clients - local authorities, government departments, charities and housing associations.  These include the Welsh Government, Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Communities and Local Government, Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Stoke on Trent City Council and the housing organisation, Places for People.

Steve is currently managing a major three year evaluation of Stoke on Trent City Council's Cooperative Working Model - a new keyworker-based approach to providing health, housing and social services in the city supported by the Government's Transformation Challenge Award.  He is also involved in an evaluation of a programme run by British Red Cross - First Call - which aims to support older people facing physical health and emotional difficulties.  Also, he is carrying out research for Crisis on issues of access to the private rented sector by homeless people and housing benefit claimants.

Research interests

Stephen's research interests include:

  • Housing policy and practice
  • Private rented sector housing issues
  • Affordable housing in rural areas
  • Homelessness
  • Service transformation in LAs
  • Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research

Current research projects

Please contact me for further details about these research projects and for summaries of the findings.

2015-2018 Evaluation of the Cooperative Working Model, Stoke on Trent City Council.  Role: Project Manager.

2015 Evaluation of Leicester and Rutland First Call Programme, British Red Cross. Role: Qualitative Researcher.

2015 Access to the Private Rented Sector, Crisis. Role: Team Member. 

Selected research reports

Please contact me for further details about these research projects and for summaries of the findings.

Cole, I., Green, S., Pattison, B., Reeve, K., Wilson, I. with Archer, T. (2017) Capping aspiration: The millennial housing challenge. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Crisp, R., Green, S., Platts-Fowler, D. and Robinson, D. (2016) Whole Household Key Worker Interventions: Learning from Sheffield. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Green, S., Pattison, B., Reeve, K. and Wilson, I. (2016) How affordable is affordable housing? Norwich: Flagship Homes.

Reeve, K., Cole, I., Batty, E., Foden, M., Green, S. and Pattison, B. (2016) Home. No less will do: Homeless people’s access to the Private Rented Sector. London: Crisis.

Batty, E., Cole, I., Green, S., McCarthy, L. and Reeve, K. (2015) Evaluation of the Sharing Solutions programme. London: Crisis.

Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2015) Houses into Homes: Final Evaluation Report. Cardiff: The Welsh Government.

Foden, M., Green, S., Robinson, D., Sanderson, E. and Wilson, I. (2015) The Economic Impact of Social Housing Organisations in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D. and Sanderson, E. (2015) Direct Payment of Housing Benefit: Are Social Landlords Ready? Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Green, S., Robinson, D., Wilson, I. with Barnes, S., Batty, E. and Sanderson, E. (2015) The Housing Options of Older People in Doncaster. Sheffield: CRESR: Sheffield Hallam University.

Hickman, P., Batty, E., Dayson, C., Flint, J., Foden, M., Muir, J., Ambrose, A. and Green, S. (2015) 'Getting-by', Coping and Resilience in Difficult Times: Final Report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Hickman, P., Dayson, C., Ambrose, A., Batty, E., Bennett, E., Flint, J., Foden, M., Green, S. and Muir, J. (2015) Summary of Key Findings. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Pearson, S., Bennett, E., Batty, E. and Green, S. (2015) Evaluation of the Doncaster Community Fund Prospectus: final report. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Batty, E., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2014) Promoting mobility through mutual exchange: Learning lessons from the housing mobility demonstration projects. London: Department for Communities and Local Government.

Beatty, C., Cole, I., Green, S., Kemp, P., Powell, R. and Sanderson, E. (2014) Monitoring the impact of recent measures affecting Housing Benefit and Local Housing Allowances in the private rented sector in Northern Ireland: Final Report.  London: Department for Work and Pensions.

Crisp, R., Green, A. and Fletcher, D.R. (2014) Talent Match Case Study Theme Report: Partnership Working and Development. Sheffield: CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University.

Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2014) Houses into Homes: Third Interim Evaluation Report. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Hickman, P., Reeve, K. and Green, S. (2014) Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: 12 months in extended learning report. London: DWP.

Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Kemp, p., Wilson, I. and Green, S. (2014) Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: Key findings of the programme evaluation. London: DWP.

Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Kemp, P., Wilson, I., Green, S. and Dayson, C. (2014) Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: 18 month stage reports. London: DWP.

Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Wilson, I., Green, S., Dayson, C. and Kemp, P. (2014) DWP Research Summary - Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: 12 month stage reports. London: DWP.

Hickman, P., Reeve, K., Wilson, I., Green, S., and Kemp, P. (2014) Direct Payment Demonstration Projects: Rent underpayment. London: DWP.

Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2013) Houses into Homes: Second Interim Evaluation Report. Social Research Report 61/2013. Cardiff: The Welsh Government.

Eadson, W., Green, S., Reeve, K., Robinson, D. and Wilson, I. (2013) Houses into Homes: First Interim Evaluation Report. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Robinson, D., Reeve, K., Platts-Fowler, D., Green, S., Walshaw, A., Batty, E. and Bashir, N. (2013) An Evaluation of Getting on Together: The Community Cohesion Strategy for Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Wells, P., Hickman, P., Dayson, C., Walshaw, A., Batty, E., Gore, T., Green, S. and Wilson, I. (2012) Village SOS Project Evaluation. Sheffield: CRESR.

Bashir, N., Batty, E., Cole, I., Crisp, R., Flint, J., Green, S., Hickman, P. and Robinson, D. (2011) Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods: Thematic analysis. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Batty, E., Cole, I. and Green, S. (2011) Low-income neighbourhoods in Britain: The gap between policy ideas and residents’ realities. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Cole, I. and Green, S. (2011) ‘Mixed communities: from vision to oblivion’, In: I Anderson and D Sim (Eds.) Housing and Equality. Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing.

Green, S., Cole, I. and Dayson, C. (2011) An Evaluation of Places for People’s Neighbourhood Planning Approach. Sheffield: CRESR.

Cole, I. and Green, S. (2010) Neighbourhood Social Mix: Contrasting Experiences in Four Challenging Neighbourhoods. Sheffield: CRESR.

Green, S. and Hickman, P. (2010)Residents' Stories from Six Challenging Neighbourhoods. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.

Green, S., Hickman, P., Foden, M. and Powell, R. (2010) An Evaluation of the North Staffordshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme. Sheffield: CRESR.

Flint, J., Powell, R., Casey, R., Pearce, S., Moore, T. and Green, S. (2009) A Study to Examine Local Barriers to the Delivery of Affordable Housing in Rural Wales.  Sheffield: CRESR.

Reeve, K., Batty, E., Casey, R. and Green, S. (2009) The 'Homelessness Journeys' of Homeless People with Complex Needs in Stoke-on-Trent. Sheffield: CRESR.

Green, S., Casey, R., Cole, I. and Duffy, D. (2008) A Study of Younger People's Housing Needs in the Northern Housing Market Area.  Sheffield: CRESR.

Green, S., Hickman, P., Hunter, C. and Whittle, S. (2007) Bridging NewcastleGateshead Private Landlord Survey: Landlord perceptions in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside.  Newcastle: Bridging NewcastleGateshead.

Hickman, P., Robinson, D., Casey, R., Green, S. and Powell, R. (2007) Understanding Housing Demand: Learning from Rising Markets in Yorkshire and the Humber.  York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Blandy, S., Cole, I., Green, S. and Whittle, S. (2006) Dealing with 'Problem' Private Rented Housing: Housing Research Summary No. 228.  London: Department for Communities and Local Government. 

Cairncross, L., Chadwick, A., Downing, L., Elson, M., Green, S. and Nichol, L. (2006) The Provision of Affordable and Supported Housing in England's National Parks. London: Countryside Agency / Housing Corporation.

Academic Publications

Green, S. and McCarthy, L. (2015) 'Is sharing the solution? Exploring the opportunities and challenges of privately rented shared accommodation for single people in housing need'.  People, Place and Policy, 9 (3).

Cole, I. and Green, S. (2011) 'Mixed communities: from vision to oblivion', In: I Anderson and D Sim (Eds.) Housing and Equality. Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing.

PhD Supervision

Steve is currently Director of Studies for one PhD Candidate

  • Daniela Hawryliuk, Powerful Knowledge or Knowledge of the Powerful in the Housing Field (Sheffield Hallam University Studentship).

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Key clients

Big Lottery Fund
Crisis
Department for Communities and Local Government
Department for Work and Pensions
Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM)
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Welsh Assembly Government
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