An experienced teacher and researcher he has undertaken studies for UK government departments, the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales, the Housing Corporation, Tai Cymru / Housing for Wales, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Audit Commission, Shelter, Crisis, Welsh Consumer Council and individual local authorities and housing associations.
Bob’s research interests are in housing policy (including housing policy in Wales since devolution), housing needs and housing markets, housing and regeneration, the changing housing sector in the UK, and issues of housing governance and management. From 2004-2008 he was Director of the University’s Regeneration Institute.
In 2007-08 he was a member of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Ministerial Task and Finish Group on Affordable Housing in Wales (The Essex Review) and was a member of the external experts’ panel for the second National Housing Strategy for Wales published in April 2010. A corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a founder member of Welsh Housing Quarterly, he is also a board member of a Cardiff-based housing association.