Becky is a CASE Visiting Professor and is Professor Emerita of Housing at the University of York. She is a former Director of the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York and has expertise across housing studies, social policy, and applied social research. Her principal areas of work have been social housing, neighbourhoods, and inequality, which since 2001 have been pursued as a member of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and from 2003 as a fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. She has worked on projects for clients including: Communities and Local Government (CLG), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), the Nuffield Foundation, the Housing Corporation, the Homes and Communities Agency, the Tenant Services Authority, the National Housing Federation, the Scottish Government, individual social landlords and others. Becky has researched, published and established expertise in particular on social housing management, tenant participation, segregation and mixed communities, neighbourhood regeneration, riots, housing design and US-UK urban and housing comparison. Becky has expertise in longitudinal studies of places, housing, people and the interactions between them. She has long-standing interests in public participation in decision-making and service decentralisation.