Professor Paul Hickman

Professor at Sheffield Hallam University


Professor of Housing and Social Policy, Sheffield Hallam University

Paul Hickman is Professor of Housing and Social Policy, Research Lead for the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, and Co-Director of the Sheffield Institute of Policy Studies (SIPS) at Sheffield Hallam University. He is also a member of the ESRC and Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded, UK housing evidence centre (the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence or CaCHE)

He has expertise in a number of areas including: housing policy and practice, social policy; the lived experiences of poverty; community participation; and, the impact of welfare reform. In relation to the latter, Paul led the DWP funded evaluation of the 'pilot' designed to trial Universal Credit; the Direct Payment Demonstration Projects, the key findings of which are presented in a recent publication in the journal, Housing Studies.