Craig Gurney

Lecturer in Glasgow, UK

Craig Gurney

Lecturer in Glasgow, UK

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I am a Lecturer in Housing Studies at the School of Social & Political Sciences (Urban Studies) University of Glasgow.

My teaching & research interests include the meaning of home, social harm & housing & the social construction of housing tenure. My scholarship interests include feedback literacy & audience response tools.

Outside of work, I'm a long-suffering Swindon Town supporter. Other interests include vintage clothes, megalithic sites, Eurovision, shoegaze & indie pop music.

I was a full-time ESRC-funded PhD student at SAUS, University of Bristol 1989-1991 & briefly worked there as a Research Assistant prior to my first lectureship at Sheffield Hallam University 1991-1996. From 1996-2019 I worked at Cardiff University where, in both 2018 & 2019 I won the most innovative member of staff title at the university-wide Enriching Student Life Awards.

I moved to the School of Social & Political Sciences (Urban Studies) at the University of Glasgow as Director of the PG Dip/MSc Housing Studies Programme in January 2020.

I was runner-up in the "Best College Lecturer" & "Highly Innovative Teaching" categories at the annual Glasgow University SRC Awards in 2020 & 2021.


In March 2020 I presented evidence to the Equalities, Local Government and Communities Committee on the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill.

In October 2020 I was appointed to the Board of CIH Scotland.

In March 2021 my MOOC on Gentrification was launched by Coursera with University of Glasgow.

In May 2021 I was appointed to the QAA subject benchmark statement panel for Housing Studies.

In July 2021 I was appointed Pathway Convenor for Social Work & Public Policy in the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences.

I have recently given presentations for South Yorkshire Housing Association, Queen's University, Belfast, Heriot-Watt University & at conferences organised by Evidence Network for Renting, Housing Studies Association & European Network for Housing Research.

I am currently writing a book about housing & social harm & am engaged in ongoing projects related to feedback literacy, housing & health, private landlords' resistance to rental reforms, social murder, suicide bereavement at home, & ontological security & home.

See links below for my work on social harm & housing.