Meet the Research Team

RentBetter Advisory Group

The RentBetter research programme benefits from the advice and experience of a wider group of experts. It includes representation from The Nationwide Foundation as funder of the programme, private tenants, private landlords and letting agents, central and local government, academia and the third sector. The Advisory Group meet twice a year to steer methodology and review findings. The RentBetter team has also engaged with a wider group of stakeholders across the UK to share lessons learned from the Scottish private rented sector experience, and influence wider policy and practice.

  • Susan Aktemel – Homes for Good
  • Kate Berry – Scottish Parliament SPICE (currently on secondment to Audit Scotland)
  • John Blackwood – Scottish Association of Landlords and Council of Letting Agents
  • Ashley Campbell – CIH Scotland
  • Professor Ken Gibb – CaCHE 
  • Professor Julie Rugg – University of York
  • Amy Nimegeer – Scottish Government
  • Emma Saunders – Living Rents
  • Joshua Davies – The Nationwide Foundation