Professor Keith Kintrea

30 May 2017

Keith Kintrea is Professor of Urban Studies and Housing at the University of Glasgow. He was born in the north of Scotland, grew up in the east of England, and studied at the Universities of Sussex and Edinburgh. He has lived and worked in Glasgow since the 1980s.

Keith’s research is mainly about neighbourhoods and their relationships with people’s lives, particularly the impacts of living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. His research has often focussed on young people. Current research includes studies of the relationship between educational disadvantage and place in the Glasgow city region, and the transformation of neighbourhoods in three cities in China. He is a co-investigator in the new Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods at University of Glasgow. His teaching includes courses on Housing Policy, Remaking Cities, and Sustainable Housing Development.

Keith has longstanding involvement in the social housing sector as a voluntary board member, currently with Govanhill Housing Association. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Royal Town Planning Institute, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.