Ian Wilson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University, where he leads its Social and Economic Regeneration team. His main research interest is evaluating housing and welfare policy and their impact on housing organisations and people/tenants. Much of Ian’s work has involved devising innovative methods and solutions for evaluation. For example: producing a measure of a Young Person’s proximity to the labour market; establishing the monetary value of health impacts from domestic energy improvements; identifying the impact of direct payment of housing benefit on tenants rent payment behaviour; and identifying the impact of New Deal Communities (NDC), including pioneering work to monetise the value of ‘perceptional’ outcomes from regeneration programmes. Ian joined the HSA committee in 2017.