Jess Sullivan – Jess is a Regional Fundraising Officer at Centrepoint, a leading UK youth homelessness charity. Jess’s role involves raising funds for young people supported by Centrepoint by managing and delivering events, so she has lots of experience in stakeholder engagement across a variety of sectors.
Natalie Moran – Natalie is the CEO for the charity simononthestreets Link. She has spent the last 14 years working in the voluntary sector, mainly managing drugs and alcohol services across Yorkshire and Humberside. She now leads the organisation simononthestreets in tackling homelessness, contributing to policy change and providing support for the most vulnerable in society.
Dr Stuart Hodkinson – Stuart is an Associate Professor in Critical Urban Geography at the University of Leeds. Stuart is the programme leader for BA Geography/BA Geography with Transport undergraduates, so he is well known in the student community at the University of Leeds. His particular interests include: the politics and policy of housing privatisation, urban regeneration and state-led gentrification in the UK.
Dr Emma Bimpson – Emma is a Research Associate at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research and a member of the centre’s housing team, based at Sheffield Hallam University. Emma’s research interests focus on homelessness, shifting housing welfare provision within the social and private rented sectors, and local housing and support provider networks.