Nicholas Pleace

Nicholas Pleace

Associate Dean of School for Research and Impact, School for Business and Society, Prof

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Research interests

  • Homelessness and housing exclusion
  • Interdisciplinary research on spatially sorted inequalities
  • Intersections of social justice and climate justice
  • Building and retrofitting socially, economically and environmentally sustainable communities


Professor Nicholas Pleace is based in the School for Business and Society. His research interests centre on interdisciplinary, mixed method and comparative work, with a particular interest in homelessness nested within a wider concern with housing inequalities and social justice. He is also interested in the intersections between climate justice and social justice and spatially sorted inequalities, within a social geography framework.

Nicholas is currently Associate Dean of School for Research and Impact in the School for Business and Society. He was the University of York Research Champion for Justice and Equality (2019-2022) and Interdisciplinary Research Champion for the School of Business and Society in 2023. He has been a member of the European Observatory on Homelessness, operating under the auspices of FEANTSA, since 2010 and he is on the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Homelessness, the International Journal of Housing Policy and the Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness


External positions

Core research team European Observatory on Homelessness, Fédération Européenne d’Associations Nationales Travaillant avec les Sans-Abri (FEANTSA)

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