Craig Watkins is Director for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Social Science and Professor of Planning and Housing (in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning) at the University of Sheffield. He is also Research Director of CaCHE – the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (a collaboration between 9 universities, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the RTPI and the RICS) funded by the ESRC, AHRC and Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Craig’s research explores the structure and operation of the housing system; and the interaction between public policy and land and property markets. Craig is a strong advocate of inter-disciplinary research, methodological pluralism and collaborative working between the academy and policy and practice communities. He has worked on more than 50 funded projects for a wide range of funders and has published more than 100 books, journal articles and reports.