Nick Gallent is Professor of Housing and Planning at The Bartlett School of Planning, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL. He began his career at the University of Wales, completing doctoral research into the supply of housing in rural areas and the effectiveness of emergent 'planning and affordable housing' mechanisms, in 1995. He then worked at Cardiff and Manchester Universities before taking up a lectureship at UCL in 1999. He is a geographer by training and was elected a Chartered Member of both the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2002 and 2007 respectively. He became a RICS Fellow in 2014, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2015 and a Fellow of the RTPI in 2017. He maintains a range of professional interests and was Chair of the RTPI's Partnership and Accreditation Panel until 2018. He was Head of the Bartlett School of Planning for 8 years between 2011 and 2019. Nick is a honorary professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Hong Kong University and was a sub-panel member for Architecture and the Built Environment, REF2021. He is also a Trustee of the Town and Country Planning Association and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute's General Assembly and Education and Life-long Learning Committee.