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Dr Peter Mackie

Dr Peter Mackie

Senior Lecturer

Yr Ysgol Daearyddiaeth a Chynllunio

Email:
mackiep@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6223
Location:
Room 2.97, Adeilad Morgannwg, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA
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Peter's research and teaching focus on three broad themes. Firstly, he has a keen interest in urban livelihoods and the informal economy, focussing on the use of public space, conflicts with government and the potential of rights based approaches to address issues of exclusion. Secondly, he is a leading expert in the field of housing and homelessness in a developed world context. His research in this area has focussed on the housing pathways of very vulnerable people and again he has examined rights-based approaches as a potential solution to housing poverty. Children and young people have been a key focus in Peter's urban livelihoods studies and his housing and homelessness research, hence this constitutes the third theme of Peter's research. In all of Peter's research he has sought to understand the experiences of people in poverty from their own perspectives by adopting and developing participatory research methods, including the peer approach.

His research has been funded by a range of organisations, including the Welsh Government, local authorities, the Big Lottery, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and the British Academy. Peter is currently the FEANTSA Research advisor for the UK and convenor of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) Housing Research Network.

Advisory/Governance Roles

  • Member, Welsh Government Ministerial Advisory Group on Welsh Homelessness Guidance.
  • Member, Welsh Government Ministerial Advisory Group on Rough Sleepers.
  • Trustee, Llamau.

Presentations and Papers

2013

  • Plenary presentation, International Homelessness Conference, Philadelphia
  • Plenary presentation, Cymorth Cymru Annual Conference, Cardiff
  • Plenary presentation, Unequal Wales Seminar, Cardiff
  • Plenary presentation, Shelter Cymru Annual Conference, Swansea
  • Plenary presentation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Conference on Intergenerational Housing Issues, St. George's House, Windsor Castle

2012

  • Plenary presentation, CiH Cymru Annual Conference, Cardiff
  • Session paper, Britain on the Move Conference, RGS-IBG, London
  • Session paper, Taking the Right Steps: Children's Rights, Wales and the World Conference, Swansea University
  • Session paper, CiH Scotland Annual Conference, Edinburgh
  • Session paper, Policy and Politics Conference, Bristol
  • Plenary presentation, Scottish Council for Single homeless Annual Conference, Edinburgh
  • Session paper, Shelter Cymru Annual Conference, Swansea

2011

  • Plenary presentation, Scottish Council for Single homeless Annual Conference, Edinburgh

2010

  • Session paper, FEANTSA European Homelessness Research Conference, Paris
  • Session paper, ISA World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg
  • Plenary presentation, JRF Young People and Housing Events, London and Cardiff

Qualifications

  • PhD in Human Geography (thesis title: Children in informal trading: Cusco, Peru), University of Wales Swansea (2003 - 2007).
  • BSc Human Geography, University of Wales Swansea (2000 - 2003).

Career

  • Lecturer, Cardiff University (2009 - present).
  • Senior Research Officer, Shelter Cymru (2008 - 2009).
  • Research and Evaluation Officer, Shelter Cymru (2007 - 2008).
  • Researcher, Opinion Research Services (2006 - 2007).
  • Tutor, University of Wales Swansea (2003 - 2006).

Professional Memberships

  • Associate of the Higher Education Authority.
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Awards/Prizes

  • Royal Society Dudley Stamp Memorial Prize, 2004.
  • Royal Geographical society Slawson Award, 2004.

External Activity

  • Review Editor, International Journal of Housing Research.

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Peter is a member of the Urban and Regional Governance Research Group, Chair of the Wales Housing Research Network @ WISERD and UK Advisor for FEANTSA.

Interests / Areas of Expertise

  • Housing Policy
  • Homelessness Policy and Law
  • Urban livelihoods and the informal economy
  • Participatory research methods

Peter's research focuses on three broad themes. Firstly, he has a keen interest in urban livelihoods and the informal economy, focussing on the use of public space, conflicts with government and the potential of rights based approaches to address issues of exclusion. Secondly, he is a leading expert in the field of housing and homelessness in a developed world context. His research in this area has focussed on the housing pathways of very vulnerable people and again he has examined rights-based approaches as a potential solution to housing poverty. Children and young people have been a key focus in Peter's urban livelihoods studies and his housing and homelessness research, hence this constitutes the third theme of Peter's research. In all of Peter's research he has sought to understand the experiences of people in poverty from their own perspectives by adopting and developing participatory research methods, including the peer approach.

Projects

2013 - present: Administrative Data Research Network Wales, ESRC.

2013 - 2015: Inclusive growth: improving microfinance regulation to support growth and innovation in micro-enterprise, ESRC-DFID.

2012-2013: Interim Evaluation of the Social Housing Regulatory Framework, Welsh Government.

2011-2012: Review of homelessness legislation in Wales, Welsh Government.

2011: Stakeholder perspectives on the homelessness legislation in Wales, Welsh Government.

2010-2013: Rights in the city: developing pro-poor policies with street-traders in Latin America, British Academy.

2010-2011: Research into an approach to the housing, social care & support needs of young homelessness persons and young persons leaving care in Torfaen, Torfaen County Borough Council.

2009-2012: Young people and housing: challenges and solutions for 2020, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

2009-2010: Equal opportunities and diversity in Caerphilly Audit, Welsh Council for Voluntary Action.

2008-2009: The housing and homelessness experiences of A8 migrant workers living in Wales, Big Lottery Research Programme.

2008: Family experiences of accessing Disabled Facilities Grants: a collaborative research study in Wales and Northern Ireland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

2007: Research into the housing needs of vulnerable young people in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Fframwaith Rhondda Cynon Taf Children and Young People's Partnership.

PhD supervision

Potential PhD students are encouraged to discuss possible PhD proposals with Dr Mackie in relation to any of his research interests. Current students include:

  • Ademola Omoegun, Informal trader displacement and the right to the city in Nigeria.
  • Natalia Stutter, Sustainable street food in Vietnam.
  • Yamen Al Betawi, Housing and quality of life in Amman, Jordan.
  • Hannah Pitt, Community Gardening in Wales (second supervisor).
  • Daniel Ronson, Can the new social economy sustainably address food poverty through the utilization of surplus food?

Goruchwyliaeth gyfredol

Najia Zaidi

Najia Zaidi

Research student

Jimly Al Faraby

Jimly Al Faraby

Research student

Hannah Browne Gott

Research student

Edith England

Research student

Rebecca Jackson

Research student