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Biography

Tom is a Research Fellow in the Unit for Evaluation & Policy Analysis at Edge Hill University. Tom has extensive experience of designing and undertaking research across a diverse spectrum of policy arears including education, health, housing, and public-sector reform. For his PhD, Tom investigated organisational change and reforms in a UK Fire and Rescue Service, and as part of this evaluated the impact of the service’s prevention programme on behavioural change in the community. 

Tom’s most recent research has focussed on housing policy and the private rented sector; including examining the impact of welfare reforms such as Universal Credit and also the rise of the sharing economy and the growth in popularity of Airbnb. Tom’s research on housing has received national and international media coverage, has influenced Government policy-making, including being cited in national Government consultations on the private rented sector, and his research has been widely cited in debates in the House of Commons, House of Lords, and by the London Mayor. 

In 2018, Tom was nominated for a British Property Federation Tomorrow Future Leaders Rising Star Award and given a special commendation for his efforts to promote evidence-based policy making in the sector. Tom is currently a member of the Housing Studies Association Executive Committee

Research interests

  • Private Rented Sector and Housing Policy
  • Short-Term Letting, the Sharing Economy, and Airbnb 
  • Organisational Change and Management
  • UK Fire and Rescue Services Management 
  • Policy Evaluation 

Public/media engagement

Tom reguarly contributes to The Conversation, his latest articles are available here

Education/Academic qualification

Organisational Change and the UK Fire and Rescue Services: An Exploratory Case Study, PhD, University of Chester

20122018

M.Sc. Organisational Psychology, University of Manchester

20112012

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, University of Chester

20082011

External positions

Executive Committee Member, Housing Studies Association

Apr 2019 → …

Senior Researcher, Residential Landlords Association

Jun 2017Dec 2018

Research & Information Officer, Residential Landlords Association

Mar 2016Jun 2017

Research Assistant (Graduate School and Learning & Teaching Institute), University of Chester

Sep 2015Mar 2016

Research Assistant (Faculty of Education), University of Chester

Jan 2015Mar 2016

Research Assistant (Graduate School and Learning & Teaching Institute), University of Chester

Jun 2014Aug 2014

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landlord Social Sciences
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reform Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
rent Social Sciences
organizational change Social Sciences

Research Output 2014 2019

Home or Hotel? A Contemporary Challenge in the use of Housing Stock

Simcock, T., 11 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
accommodation
private sector
holiday
housing
tourist

‘Greedy landlord’ stereotype is not true for all in private sector – some use power responsibly

McKee, K., Bimpson, E. & Simcock, T., 29 Jun 2019, In : The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Open Access
landlord
stereotype
private sector
diversification
reputation

Landlords will be forbidden from evicting tenants for no reason – but reform has only just begun

Simcock, T. & McKee, K., 18 Apr 2019, In : The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

landlord
housing
reform
Law

Exploring the changing roles of Fire and Rescue Service employees from a psychological perspective

Simcock, T., 15 Nov 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

rescue services
employee
organizational change
community
qualitative method

Theresa May’s failing hostile environment: immigration checks by landlords breach human rights

Simcock, T., 6 Mar 2019, In : The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

landlord
rent
immigration
human rights
society

Projects 2019 2019

Activities 2015 2019

A critical reflection on the social responsibilities of private landlords

Tom Simcock (Keynote speaker)
12 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Home or Hotel? A Contemporary Challenge in the use of Housing Stock

Tom Simcock (Speaker)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Housing Studies Association (External organisation)

Tom Simcock (Member)
Apr 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Welfare reform and the private rented sector: The experiences of private landlords

Tom Simcock (Speaker)
11 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Access to homes for under-35s: The impact of welfare reform on private renting

Tom Simcock (Invited speaker)
23 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation