Professor Isobel Anderson has taught in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling, Scotland, since 1994. She has longstanding research interests in housing, inequality and social exclusion with a particular focus on homelessness, health & well-being, and international comparisons. Isobel was the founder and joint co-ordinator of the working group on Welfare Policy, Homelessness and Social Exclusion within the European Network for Housing Research from 2004-2013. She is on the international advisory committee of the European Journal of Homelessness. She is currently undertaking collaborative research on housing sustainability in the contrasting contexts of Cuba and the UK, from social science and architectural perspectives.