Liz (Millward) Hayes


Job Title: Programme Director - Foundation in​​ Social Sciences
Room No: D3.08
Telephone number: +44 (0)29 2041 6822
Email Address​



  • Programme Director Foundation in Social Science (0.6)
  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology, leading modules in all areas of sociology.
  • Outreach and Summer School modules


  • Boswell, C, Millward Hayes L, & Stevens-Wood, K (2015) Reality Bites? A discourse analysis of Intentional Community websites in the UK, Paper to Voluntary Sector Studies Conference, Leeds, September 2015
  • Millward Hayes, L (2013) 2 years on – did the NIMBYs win (and what have we learned along the way)? Paper to Voluntary Sector Studies Conference, Sheffield, September 2013
  • Boswell, C and Millward Hayes, L (2013) Young People and ‘Sweat Equity’ Paper to Voluntary Sector Studies Conference, Sheffield, September 2013
  • Millward Hayes, L (2011) “Can’t we just tell them we don’t want it?” NIMBYism and the democratic deficit in Voluntary Sector Review Vol 2 no 3 (407 – 414)
    (An earlier version of this paper was presented to the Voluntary Sector Studies Conference in September 2010)
  • Millward, L, Kent J and Boswell, C (2006) Bringing it Home: putting citizens at the centre through housing related support, Cymorth Cymru
  • Millward, L (2005) Benefits not Barriers, new ways of attracting tenant participants paper to HSA conference, April 2005
  • Millward, L (2005) “Just because we are amateur doesn’t mean we aren’t professional: the importance of expert activists in tenant participation” Public Administration, Vol 83, no 3, 2005 (725-751)
  • Millward, L (2005) “We are announcing your target: reflections on the use of performative language in housing policy making” Local Government Studies, Vol 31, no 5, 597-614, November 2005
  • Millward, L & Richardson, J (2004) Evaluation of the Tenant Sounding Board, London, ODPM, unpublished report
  • Millward, Beckford, Dougal & Reid (2003) Encouraging Participation: A Toolkit, Coventry, CIH/JRF
  • Cole, Hickman, Millward & Reid (2000) Tenant Participation in England: A Stocktake, Sheffield, CRESR
  • Cole, Hickman, Millward & Reid (1999) Developing Good Practice in Tenant Participation, London, DETR
  • Millward, L & Meth P (1999) Women Community Leaders & Personal Investment: A comparison of 'terrible places' in South Africa and the UK, Paper to HSA Conference, September 1999 - an updated version of this paper was given at the URBAN FUTURES conference in Johannesburg in July 2000
  • Greenwood, S & Millward, L (2000) Re-branding Local Government? Paper to HSA Conference, April 2000
  • Millward, L (2001) Life is challenging enough: Black tenants and tenant participation, paper to HSA conference, September, 2001
  • Millward, L (2002) The Aims and Methods of Comparative Housing Research Revisited paper to HSA conference, September, 2002


Liz has been working as a lecturer and researcher since 1999, coming to Cardiff Met in 2004. This followed many years managing housing co-operatives. Liz has research interests in local activism and campaigning, especially around problems thought of as NIMBYism. She is working with colleagues to establish a Research Group in Intentional Communities – see our website here:

In summer 2015, this group organised a successful symposium, bringing together housing organisations, academics and people living in (or planning) various intentional communities – co-housing, eco-villages and even ‘hippy communes’.

Liz has been awarded a Teaching Fellowship and is a Fellow of the HEA.