Peter is a Research Associate at CHI and Reader at the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. The primary focus of Peter’s research is on the development of homelessness policy and law through research and advisory work, particularly in relation to homelessness prevention. Most notably, he led the 2012 review of homelessness legislation in Wales that formed the basis of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. Peter’s current research includes a second phase of exploratory work relating to Priority Need within Welsh homelessness law, the potential transfer of the world-renowned Geelong project to a Welsh context, homelessness administrative data linkage, and a review of the UK’s progress towards homelessness prevention.
Peter is currently a FEANTSA Research advisor for the UK, a Knowledge Exchange Lead for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, a member of the International Advisory Board for the Canadian Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (Making the Shift), and a member of the Welsh Government’s Homelessness Action Group.