Call for papers

We are delighted to open our call for papers for our 2024 Annual Conference titled: Healthy Homes, Healthy Lives: Exploring the Intersections of Health and Housing.

Join us for the Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2024 as we come together to share housing research broadly and delve into the critical relationship between housing and health in particular. In light of the ongoing global health crisis, the need for safe and healthy housing has never been more urgent. This conference will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to explore the complex connections between housing and health, share innovative approaches to promoting healthy housing, and develop strategies for addressing housing-related health inequities. The conference will further explore broader housing and place research, theoretical developments and policy developments.

We warmly welcome contributions from UK-based and international researchers (within and outside of academia, from all disciplinary backgrounds and at all stages of their careers), policymakers and practitioners, campaigners, activists, and communities and contributions that consider both single country and comparative cases.

At HSA, we are proud of our welcoming and friendly atmosphere at the conference, and we strongly encourage the submission of papers related to housing-related research, practice, and education, irrespective of their direct alignment with the conference theme, fostering a diverse and inclusive discourse on housing studies.

Our conference offers an opportunity to engage in broader discussions including (but not limited to):

The relationship between our housing and neighbourhoods and our physical and psychological health

  • Housing finance and economics
  • Intersectional inequalities in access to safe and secure housing
  • The approaches to conceptualising ‘home’
  • The management and governance of housing providers,
  • Urban change and dynamics in housing systems,
  • Fuel poverty and climate change,
  • The design and quality of residential buildings,
  • Harm and housing
  • Emergency services and our communities; risk, safety, prevention and response
  • Housing, migration, and communities
  • Global and cross-sectional responses to housing crises
  • Housing activism and politics
  • Homelessness, housing and welfare policy, and, 
  • Other topics relating to housing-related research, education, and practice.  

Key dates

Deadline for submissions: 8th December 2023

Notification of acceptance: By the 22nd January 2024

Submit your papers to the conference

Please use the link below to submit the abstract of your paper to the conference organisation committee for consideration.

Submit your paper here

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

1. What formats are you accepting for this year’s conference?

We are holding a hybrid conference with in-person and online presentations. We will be accepting the following:

  • In-person full-paper presentation in Sheffield
  • In-person lightning presentation in Sheffield
  • Online pre-recorded full-paper presentation and attendance at a Q&A workshop
  • Online pre-recorded lightning presentation and attendance at a Q&A workshop

2. What length should the presentation be?

In-person full-paper presentations should last between 15 and 20 minutes, followed by 5-10 minutes of questions for in-person presentations and 10 minutes of questions for online sessions.

Online full-paper pre-recorded presentations will not be accepted if they are substantially longer than 20 minutes.

Lightning presentations should be 5 minutes, whether in-person or pre-recorded for online. 

3. What is a lightning presentation?

You can choose to deliver a 5 minute talk on your work or ideas. These are ideal to showcase work in progress or condense your research and thinking down to key take-aways for policy actors

3. If I am submitting a presentation for an online session, do I need to submit my recording with my abstract?

No, if your online presentation is accepted, you will be asked to submit your recording in advance of the conference. A deadline will be shared in the communications confirming any acceptance. Failure to meet the deadline may see the presentation withdrawn.

4. Do I have to present a PowerPoint, or can I propose a different format for the session

We are open to alternative presentations and proposals. We encourage you to contact us to find out if we can accommodate your idea. Please email us at [email protected]

5. When will I find out if my presentation/proposal has been accepted?

We will contact you by 22nd January 2024 if your presentation has been successful. You can check your application progress on the Oxford Abstracts app.

6. How can I submit an abstract/proposal?

We are using the Oxford Abstracts platform for the end-to-end management of the conference. Please submit your paper here.

You will be asked to create an account, please make sure to enter your email address correctly, as all communications around your paper and registration will come through this system.

7. Do I have to submit a full paper?

No you do not have to submit a full paper, however, we will be making it possible for you to upload a paper to your contribution. You will need to export your paper as a PDF and upload on the abstract dashboard. This will become available in Mid-March 2024. You can access this here:


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