Richard is Professor of Housing and Chair of Political and Economic Geographies (PEG) at the University of Amsterdam. His research, focusing on housing in relation to social, economic and urban transformations in Europe and Asia Pacific, has been funded by the European Research Council, the Australian Research Council, The Dutch Ministry of the Interior, the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. He has been Visiting Professor at National University Singapore, the University of Birmingham (UK), and Kyung Hee University (Seoul, South Korea), and Distinguished Professor at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. He is the current Editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Contemporary City’ book series and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Housing Policy. Richard sits on various funding and scientific advisory boards in Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the UK. He originally graduated from Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University in the UK and was a Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow at Kobe University in Japan.
Richard is the former director of the Research Masters in Urban Studies and the Urban Studies Summer Programme. He contributes to various Masters and Bachelors programmes in Social Geography and Urban Planning, and specifically coordinates a number of courses on housing markets, policy and practice. He has previously lectured in Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK, on Contemporary Japan at the University of Leiden and on Housing and Urban Studies in the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft, the Netherlands. Richard has also taught at Nottingham Trent University, the Open University and the Worker's Educational Association in the UK .
Richard has recently supervised a number of succesful PhD projects including:
He is currently supervising PhD projects on:
Housing Markets and Welfare State Transformations:
How Family Housing Property Is Reshaping Welfare Regimes