Lindsey is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University, with research interests broadly in the area of housing exclusion. She is particularly interested in subjective experiences of housing and ‘home’, especially amongst more marginalised groups and those living in inadequate accommodation. Since starting her role as a research associate at CRESR, Lindsey has developed her specialism in the field of housing and expanded her expertise to related areas. Over the past year she has developed a keen interest in tenant experiences of the private rented sector, specifically around domestic energy performance, property conditions and landlord-tenant relationships.
Lindsey has extensive experience in a range of qualitative research techniques – in-depth interviews, focus groups, and visual methods – used in a variety of fieldwork settings, but particularly in engaging with disadvantaged and hard-to-reach groups. Lindsey is interested in more inclusive methods which allow participants greater autonomy over the research process – her PhD employed participant-led photography and ‘photo-elicitation’.
Since joining CRESR, Lindsey has worked on research projects for a range of clients including Crisis, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, National Housing Federation and the Eaga Charitable Trust.
Lindsey is Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Housing Studies Association, the learned society representing the interests of housing scholars in the UK.