is Professor of Housing, Society and Space in the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development and at the Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Among other functions, he is the editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy, coordinator of the Home Ownership and Globalization Working Group of the European Network for Housing Research and Co-editor of the Palgrave book series, 'The Contemporary City'. He has published widely on housing in relation to social, economic and urban transformations in Europe and Pacific Asia including a number of monographs and edited volumes. Richard has held Japan Foundation as well as Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowships at Kobe University in Japan (2002-2006), and been a Visiting Professor at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea (2010-2012) as well at the Asia Research Institute as National Unversity Singapore (2015). He is originally a graduate of the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University in the UK.
Richard is director of the Research Masters in Urban Studies and the Urban Studies Summer Programme. He also contributes to various Masters and Bachelors programmes in Social Geography and Urban Planning, and specifically coordinates a number of courses on housing markets, policy and practice. He has previously lectured in Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK, on Contemporary Japan at the University of Leiden and on Housing and Urban Studies in the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft, the Netherlands. Richard has also taught ethnography, psychology and sociology at Nottingham Trent University, the Open University and the Worker's Educational Association in the UK .
Richard has recently supervised a number of succesful PhD projects on:
He is also interested in supervising students for Masters and PhD projects on:
Richard has chaired a number of conferences including the International Sociological Association Research Committee 43 conference, ‘At Home in the Housing Market’, at the University of Amsterdam. He also coordinates the Home Ownership and Globalisation Working Group of the European Network of Housing Research (ENHR).
Starters on the Amsterdam Housing Market: for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Netherlands
Housing Markets and Welfare State Transformations:
How Family Housing Property Is Reshaping Welfare Regimes