Lynne McMordie is a Research Associate at the Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE), Heriot-Watt University. Her research focuses on housing and homelessness, with a special interest in temporary accommodation. She was awarded the Valerie Karn Early Career Researcher Prize in 2020.
Lynne recently obtained a PhD from Heriot-Watt University on the intended and actual outcomes of hostel accommodation use for single homeless households.
Prior to taking up a PhD, Lynne worked in the homelessness sector in Northern Ireland, developing and managing a range of frontline services, including hostel accommodation, drop-in centre, and street outreach services.