PROF. MICHELLE NORRIS is UCD Head of the School of the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice and teaches social policy on the Bachelor of Social Science (B.Soc.Sc ) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees. Her teaching and research interests focus on housing policy and urban regeneration, particularly on: – the management and financing of social housing – the regeneration of social housing estates and inner urban areas – comparative analysis of housing provision in Europe – the history and socio-economic implications of Irish housing policy and its relationship with the welfare state.
She has led over 20 research project on these issues since 2000 and produced over 170 publications on the results. Her latest book entitled Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. She is also co-conveynor of the European Network for Housing Research Working Group on Comparative Housing Policy is a member of the international advisory of the International Journal of Housing Policy and has very strong links with policy makers in Ireland. She was appointed by an Taoiseach as an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) in 2011 and 2016. She was appointed by the Minister for Housing as chair of the Housing Finance Agency in 2012 and 2017. She was the overall winner of University College Dublin’s research impact award 2017.