Dr Hannah Holmes


Dr Hannah Holmes is a Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR), Department of Land Economy. Hannah completed her PhD studies at Durham University, where her work focused on marginality and territorial stigma in the regeneration of Middlehaven, Middlesbrough and she has a particular interest in marginal urban economies, urban regeneration and governance.

Since joining CCHPR in 2019, Hannah’s work has spanned several different research projects. She has undertaken extensive research on urban governance in Smart Cities. This research considered stakeholder engagement in Smart City initiatives, the ethics of decision-making in Smart City governance, and the logics which underpin the selection of particular kinds of Smart initiatives in different cities in the UK. She has also worked on projects focused on housing and technology for an ageing population. In addition, having developed several interconnected research projects converging around the theme of digital exclusion, Hannah has a strong interest the relationship between housing inequalities and digital inequalities.