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Dr Rachel Kirk

Senior Lecturer

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Rachel -Kirk ,-Northumbria -University -webI have contributed to a range of programmes, including undergraduate and postgraduate Housing courses. Currently most of my teaching is within the MSc Surveying programme (distance learning)  where  I am the module tutor for the dissertation module as well as one of the Housing pathway modules. I also teach on a Housing option delivered to Geography students. Housing policy provides a varied and dynamic focus for my research and teaching interests. Recent  research has included exploring the strategic decision making of housing associations as they operate in a rapidly changing and challenging environment.

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Sutherland Building (SUB 104a)


  • Teaching & Learning PGCert June 30 1998
  • DPhil June 30 1995
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Housing Associations diversifying into market renting: local contexts and (re)interpretation shaping strategic decision-making, Clarke, J., Kirk, R. 5 Feb 2020, In: Voluntary Sector Review
  • Making the links between the dissertation process and employability, Kirk, R., McGuinness, D. 4 Jul 2019
  • Third sector responses to a changing market and policy context, Clarke, J., Kirk, R. 21 Apr 2017
  • Regional Responses in a Changing Context: Housing Associations and Market Renting in the North East and North West of England, Clarke, J., Grainger, P., Hatcher, C., Kirk, R., Lilley, S. 2016
  • Regional responses to a changing context: Housing Associations and Market Renting, Clarke, J., Kirk, R. 7 Apr 2016
  • Regeneration, Kirk, R., Clarke, J., Furness, H., Greenhalgh, P., McGuinness, D. Jul 2014, Real Estate Concepts: A handbook, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Residential Property, Kirk, R., Clarke, J., Maudsley, C. Jul 2014, Real Estate Concepts: A handbook, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Social housing: a new era on the frontline, Clarke, J., Grainger, P., Kirk, R. 15 May 2013
  • Social housing management in a time of change, Clarke, J., Grainger, P., Kirk, R. 8 Apr 2013
  • Communicating learning: evaluating the learning experience of distance learning students, Kirk, R., Clarke, J., Willett, A. 2008


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