Gerald Koessl is a sociologist and he works as a researcher at the Austrian Federation of Limited-Profit Housing Associations, based in Vienna. His work focuses on the topics of affordable housing, housing finance and European affairs. He has previously worked at the National Housing Federation in London. He has studied Sociology and Political Sciences at the Universities of Vienna, Copenhagen, and London. He completed his PhD in 2013 at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he has also been involved in research projects on affordable housing and regeneration.