Research Excellence Framework

  • CRESR rated 11th out of 45 UK institutions for research excellence in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning in the Government’s assessment of research quality
  • 81 per cent of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent
  • CRESR rated in the top 10 of 45 UK universities for research impact

CRESR has been recognised for its world leading research of international significance in the national assessment of research in UK universities, coordinated and managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).


The housing team at CRESR is one of the largest groups of specialist housing researchers in the UK. It has gained an unrivalled reputation for high-quality, policy-oriented evaluations and reports.

While it has experience in a range of subjects, it has particular expertise in the following areas:

Tees Valley Local Housing Markets (PDF 3 MB)

Ed Ferrai and Karl Dalgleish
Published date: 
31/01/2019 (All day)

Helping Communities Build: A review of the Community Land Trust Funds and lessons for future support (PDF 3.34 MB)

Tom Archer, Stephen Green with Charlie Fisher
Published date: 
31/01/2019 (All day)

Poorest families locked out of jobs market by 'unaffordable and unreliable' local transport

Unaffordable and unreliable public transport is cutting off the poorest families in the north from crucial job opportunities, a study has found. Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), interviewed residents in neighbourhoods across north of England and Scotland.

Catherine Harris

Job title: 
Research Associate

Phone 0114 2256113

Cathy is a Research Associate at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR). She has particular interests in research with the voluntary and community sector and exploring the needs and experiences of vulnerable groups.

CRESR Seminar - Who owns housing associations? Exploring a contested space

Start date: 
Wed, 13/02/2019
Closing date: 
Wed, 13/02/2019
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Stoddart Building, Room 7139
Event contact: 
Ian Wilson & Ben Pattison (Tel: 0114 225 3073)

4.00-5.00 pm


James Tickell
Campbell Tickell

The Urban CLT Project Evaluation (PDF 824.93 KB)

Tom Moore, David Mullins, Bingzi He, Matt Thompson, Cara Claassen and Tom Archer
Published date: 
07/09/2018 (All day)
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