Professor Christine Whitehead

Professor Emeritus in Housing Economics

Christine Whitehead

Major themes in Professor Whitehead’s recent research include analysis of the relationship between planning and housing; the role of private renting in England and in European housing systems; financing social housing in the UK and Europe; demographics and the demand for housing; accelerating housing development in London and the evaluation of government policies on home ownership and housing supply.

Her latest books both published by Wiley Blackwell in 2016 are Milestones in Housing Finance in Europe (with Jens Lunde) and Planning Gain (with Tony Crook and John Henneberry) – which won the 2016 RTPI Research Excellence award.

Professor Whitehead is currently advisor to the CLG committee on Housing Supply and latterly on the Voluntary Right to Buy report. She was also advisor to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on their latest enquiry on ‘Building More Homes’.

She was Director of the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research at the University of Cambridge from 1990 to 2010 and she was awarded an OBE for her services to housing in 1991.

Expertise: housing finance; housing economics; housing policy; privatisation; urban land markets; urban policy

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