Professor John Flint

Trustee tenure: 2011-2019

Head of Department
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
University of Sheffield
D26a, Western Bank
Sheffield, UK
S10 2TN
+ 44 (0)114 222 6902

John Flint

John is a Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield. He is the Co-Executive Managing Editor of the Housing Studies journal. His research focuses on urban governance, citizenship and social justice, addressing crime and anti-social behaviour policy; specialist interventions within vulnerable households; housing in relation to neighbourhood policy and evaluation; and social cohesion – particularly relating to ethnic and religious identity, social class and culture. He was awarded an MA in Politics from the University of Glasgow in 1994 and lectured part-time in HM Prison Saughton, Edinburgh while working towards an MPhil in Urban Policy in 1998. In 2002, he was appointed as a full-time Research Fellow in the Department of Urban Studies and then appointed Lecturer in Housing Studies in 2004. In 2005, he took up a post as Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research Sheffield Hallam University. He became a Principal Research Fellow in 2006, Professor of Housing and Urban Governance in 2007, and Professor of Town and Regional Planning in 2011. He was a member of the REF2014 sub-panel 16 and was formerly a member of the Housing Studies Association Executive Committee.