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About Dr Martin McNally

I am a human geographer with with teaching and research interests that focus broadly on housing and regeneration. Currently my specific interest focuses on contrasting approaches to urban regeneration and development and the delivery of inclusive, adequate and affordable housing, specifically in deprived areas.  I am co-researcher on a project which is examining the features and characteristics of the formation and functioning of multi-generational households.  

I have a keen and growing interest in place-making for sustainability and the interaction between urban spaces and well-being. I would particularly like to hear from fellow researchers who are active in this area as well as housing and health; the development of co-housing as a recent form of housing tenure; and the development of supported housing for elderly and LGBT people.


GE4007 Introduction to Sustainable Development (module leader)

GE4008 Border Regions: Landscape, Place and Identity (module leader)

GE5008 Fieldwork Applications (co-delivery)

GE5013/14 Researcher Development and Research Design (Tutor)

GE6001 Dissertation Supervisor

GE6013 City and Countryside (module leader)

GE6019 International Fieldwork Experience, Barcelona (module leader)

GE6023 Geography in Practice (module leader)

In addition, I contribute to teaching in GE4002 Introduction to Human Geography, GE4002 Tutorials and GE5002 Exploring Human Geography.


My PhD research was entitled ‘Understanding housing markets: the role of stakeholder institutions’. My research examined the effect of differentiated housing markets and changing systems of governance, and the institutional relationships between housing and planning.

My current research activity and interests include:

  • The growth of multi-generational households, in collaboration with the Department of the Built and Natural Environment, Sheffield Hallam University
  • The growth of new forms of housing tenure
  • Housing and healthcare
  • Supported housing for elderly and LGBT People
  • The delivery of housing and support service to people with Young Onset Dementia
  • Inclusion and social mobility in the knowledge and creative economy.

Published Work

Book Chapters

McNally, M. and Grainger, R. (2017) Housing Development and Urban Regeneration (Chapter 8) In Roberts, P., Sykes, H. and Grainger, R. Urban Regeneration, Sage Publications: London, pp. 133 - 150.

Grainger, R. and McNally, M. (2017) Transatlantic Policy Exchanges (Chapter 12) In Roberts, P., Sykes, H. and Grainger, R. Urban Regeneration, Sage Publications: London, pp. 241 - 153.

Conference Papers

McNally, M. and Maye-Banbury (in progress) Share and Share Alike: Aspirations, Motives and Challenges of Multigenerational Household (MGH) Living in the English Housing Context (working title), European Network for Housing Research, Tirana, September 2017


McNally, M. (2016) The challenges of providing inclusive housing, Forum Rosa Virós 2016. Why is there such a big inequality? Consorci Universitat Internacional Menendez Pelayo de Barcelona, dates, November 2016


McNally, M. and Pareja-Eastaway, M. (2012) Urban economic dynamics and affluent neighbourhoods: the case of Barcelona and Manchester, European Network for Housing Research, June 2012, Lillehammer, Norway


McNally, M. and Watson, R. (2013) Understanding and Constituting Housing Markets in a Public Policy Context European Network for Housing Research, Tarragona, June, 2013.


McNally, M. (2010) From Housing Need to Housing Markets: Changing Institutions and Structures of Governance. Housing Studies Association Conference, University of York, April 2010 and the European Network for Housing Research, New Housing Researchers Colloquium, Istanbul, June, 2010

From Housing Need to Housing Markets and the Changing Relationship between Housing and Planning, European Network for Housing Research, Istanbul, June, 2010                            


McNally, M. (2009) Understanding Housing Markets: Understanding the Role of Stakeholder Institutions: Preliminary Findings, Housing Studies Association Conference: University of York, April, 2009.


McNally, M. (2008) From Housing Need to Housing Markets: PhD, Analytical Framework, Housing Studies Association Conference, University of York, April, 2008


McNally, M. (2006) Understanding Housing Markets: The Role of Stakeholder Institutions, European Network for Housing Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2006


M.A. Urban Regeneration and Development (Manchester); Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods (Sheffield Hallam University); PhD (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University) Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Chester)

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing

Participant in the Families and Children’s Group – European Network for Housing Research

Visiting Tutor, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Economics

External Examiner, University of Ulster

Board Member and Chair of Neighbourhoods and Well-being, Moss Care St Vincent’s Housing Association