Professor Emeritus of Housing, University of Ulster
Paddy was named the top “Power Player” in the UK housing sector by 24 Housing magazine and is regarded an authority on housing strategy and social policy. He has served on advisory groups for the Northern Ireland Executive, UK Government and Northern Ireland Assembly and is currently Chair of Connswater Homes, board member of the Wheatley Group in Scotland and the Residential Tenancies Board in the Republic of Ireland. He has had more than 300 research papers on housing-related issues published and regularly contributes to international conferences and seminars. In 2010, he became the first Irish and academic President of the UK Chartered Institute of Housing, having previously served as Vice President and Treasurer.