Helen Taylor is a Lecturer in Housing Studies at Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is currently finishing her PhD which looks at approaches to social justice and the Housing (Wales) Act. Helen is an applied philosopher who uses philosophical frameworks to critically analyse contemporary policy, with a particular focus on work by John Rawls. Her research involves looking at questions of justice within the context of housing and welfare policy, and devolution. Helen is a board member of Tai Pawb and Cymorth Cymru, as well as being on the editorial board of the magazine Welsh Housing Quarterly. She joined Cardiff Met in September 2015 and enjoys delivering modules which relate to social policy, homelessness, and research skills as part of the University’s CIH Accredited degree programmes. Prior to working in academia, Helen worked for frontline homelessness organisations and a political monitoring company.