Peter Shanks


Peter has over ten years’ experience in corporate governance research, housing policy, public affairs, and lecturing.

He began working in housing management at Liverpool City Council, before joining the charity Housing Rights. Peter then worked at the Chartered Institute of Housing, where he developed policy and advised the Commission on the Future for Housing in Northern Ireland.

From 2010-16, Peter worked as a Lecturer in Housing Studies at Ulster University. He was also Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Housing Management and completed a postgraduate higher education teaching qualification. Peter taught housing policy and corporate governance, co-edited Housing in Northern Ireland, and presented at international conferences on housing governance. He also served on the Board of Ulidia housing association, chairing its Audit and Risk Committee.

With a first-class honours degree from Ulster University in Housing Studies, Peter also holds an LLM in Corporate Governance from Queens University of Belfast and MA in Social Research from the University of Birmingham. A member of the European Network of Housing Researchers, Peter completed major reviews on corporate governance for the housing association sector and tenant involvement models and practices for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

 Peter is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, researching corporate governance models and practices in social housing organisations.

Example projects:

  • Performance management and customer service reviews;
  • Business planning and strategic risk management;
  • Organisational and governance reviews;
  • Resident engagement and scrutiny models;
  • Reviews of organisational policies and procedures.

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