Professor Keith Jacobs has recently been awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (see below). Congratulations to Keith for this substantial achievement. His study will investigate some of Australia's key housing problems (see below) and he will remain as a core member of HACRU.
The new director of the Housing and Community Research Unit is Associate Professor Daphne Habibis. Daphne studied sociology at the London School of Economics in the UK before joining the School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Tasmania. Her most recent position was sociology discipline head, Launceston campus. She has published widely on housing and urban policy issues especially in relation to tenancy sustainment and Aboriginal housing. She has been the chief investigator on a number of Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute research projects. Her current research projects include investigating the relationship between welfare conditionality and Aboriginal housing outcomes, and new and emerging forms of tenancy management in remote Aboriginal communities.
Please contact Daphne Habibis with any queries.
Keith Jacobs, Director of HACRU, has been awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship 2012-2016. The title of Keith's project is 'Conflicts and challenges: A sociological investigation of key problems in Australian housing policy making'. His research will involve case studies in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as comparative studies to be undertaken in the UK and Sweden. The funding conditions of the Future Fellowship award require Keith to step down from his role as Director of HACRU. The University will shortly be advertising for a new director of HACRU.
A seminar organised by the Housing and Community Research Unit. Speaker: Annette Hastings, Leader Neighbourhoods and Wellbeing Research Group, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.
A presentation organised by the Housing and Community Research Unit. Speaker: Paul Johnston, Paul Johnston Architects, Hobart
A seminar organised by the Housing and Community Research Unit. Speaker: Prof. Adrian Franklin, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania
Judy Nixon (Principal Lecturer in Studies into Anti-Social Behaviour, UK), Michele Slatter (Flinders, School of Law), Caroline Hunter (Senior Lecturer in Housing Law)
State Library, Melbourne
Hilary Thomson, Medical Research Council, University of Glasgow
Kathy Arthurson (Swinburne University) and Kathy Arthurson (Newcastle University).
A discussion forum organised by the Housing and Community Research Unit
A symposium organised by the Housing and Community Research Unit. Photographs from the symposium (PDF 844KB).
Home/City/Neighbourhood/+ Mediating points and containers in contemporary urban social life, 13 & 14 December 2007
A symposium organised by the Housing and Community Research Unit. Key speaker: Professor Tim Butler, King's College London.
Key speaker - Professor Philip O'Neill of the Urban Research Centre, UWS. A special issue of Housing, Theory and Society is in production with papers selected from this meeting.
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
18 February, 2013