Dr Rory Hearne is a Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University. He is an experienced author, researcher, and policy analyst in housing, economic inequality, and human rights. He is author of the book Public Private Partnerships in Ireland, and has written numerous academic papers and research reports on housing including more recently ‘A home or a wealth generator? Inequality, financialisation and the Irish housing crisis’ and Investing in the Right to a Home: Housing, HAPs and Hubs’. He also worked as a Senior Policy Analyst with TASC and as a community worker on the regeneration of the Dolphin House social housing community in Dublin’s inner city. He is also a regular analyst on national media, hosts a politics and society Podcast 'Reboot Republic', and is involved in housing and social justice campaigns.