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About Prof. FORREST, Ray

Ray Forrest is Research Professor in Cities and Social Change and Director of the Centre for Social Policy and Social Change. Before joining Lingnan he was Chair Professor of Housing and Urban Studies and Head of the Department of Public Policy at City University of Hong Kong. Previously, he has worked at the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Bristol. At Bristol he was appointed as Chair Professor in Urban Studies in 1994 and was Head of the School for Policy Studies (2001-2004), Associate Director/Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies (2004-2008) and co-director of the ESRC Centre for Neighbourhood Research (2001-2005). He has also held visiting appointments at the Universities of Hong Kong, Glasgow and Amsterdam. Ray is Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies at Bristol and a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. His research focuses on the sociology and political economy of the contemporary city with a particular focus on housing markets and housing policy. He has been PI on some 50 externally funded research projects.

Ray is currently co-editor of the Palgrave series, The Contemporary City and of the Routledge series, Explorations in Housing Studies. He is founding member and on the steering group of the Asia-Pacific Network of Housing Researchers.

Positions

Present Director, Lingnan University Centre for Social Policy and Social Change
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Present Research Professor in Cities and Social Change, Lingnan University Department of Sociology and Social Policy
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Faculty Member, Lingnan University Faculty of Social Sciences
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