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    20142019
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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

    Other 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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    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 conferencePaper

    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 journalArticle

    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 journalArticle

    landlord
    housing
    reform
    Law
    rescue services
    employee
    organizational change
    community
    qualitative method
    Open Access
    File
    landlord
    welfare
    reform
    private sector
    online survey

    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