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Meet our experts

We work together with a core team of researchers and academics at LSE from LSE London, the Department of Geography and Environment, the Department of Social Policy, and the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE).

Christine Whitehead

Professor Christine Whitehead 
Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics, Department of Economics
Deputy Director, LSE London; Associate, Department of Geography

Professor Whitehead is an internationally respected applied economist working mainly in the fields of housing economics, finance and policy. She has worked with a wide range of international agencies as well as regularly for the UK government and Parliament. She was Director of the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research from 1990 to 2010 as well as Professor at LSE.

Kath Scanlon

Kath Scanlon
Distinguished Policy Fellow
Deputy Director of LSE London

Kath Scanlon has a wide range of research interests including comparative housing policy (across all tenures–social and private rented housing as well as owner-occupation), comparative mortgage finance, and migration. Her research is grounded in economics but also draws on techniques and perspectives from other disciplines including geography and sociology and aims at improving the evidence base for policy decisions at national or local level.

Fanny Blanc

Fanny Blanc
Policy Officer, LSE London

Fanny Blanc is an urban policy analyst specialising on housing and equality of opportunity in the city. Fanny’s work has focused on some of the most pressing changes in London’s housing environment, specifically development in the Metropolitan Green Belt and housing density. Fanny holds a Double Master’s degree in Urban Policy from The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).