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Kathleen Flanagan

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Kathleen Flanagan

Research Fellow; Deputy Director, HACRU

Room 407, Social Sciences, Sandy Bay Campus

6226 6262 (phone)

kathleen.flanagan@utas.edu.au

Dr Kathleen Flanagan’s research is concerned with questioning the ‘taken-for-granted’ of contemporary housing policy, and includes detailed analysis of policy history and discourse. She is interested in the ways in which housing, especially social housing and its tenants, is thought about and acted upon by policy-makers and in the different ways of thinking and acting that might be possible.

Biography

Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, Kathleen worked in the Tasmanian community sector, particularly with Anglicare’s highly-regarded Social Action and Research Centre. This work involved research and policy development in relation to housing policy and access to essential services for low income earners, and advocacy work, including regular contributions through the media. She was appointed by the Premier of Tasmania to the Cost of Living Expert Advisory Panel in 2010, which provided expert input into the development of the Tasmanian Cost of Living Strategy 2011, and is a past Chair of Volunteering Tasmania. She is currently working on a number of projects funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute directed at improving the sustainability and efficacy of the Australian housing system.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Thesis title UniversityCountryAwarded
BA (Hons) The historiography of Lithuanian nationalism University of Tasmania Australia 2001
PhD Ordinary things: an archaeology of public housing University of Tasmania Australia 2015

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Member of the Australian Sociological Association

Administrative expertise

Kathleen is the lead investigator on projects funded through the Australian Housing Research Institute and is experienced in project management, including academic project management. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Housing and Community Research Unit (HACRU) with particular responsibility for HACRU’s profile and event organisation. In the non-academic world she has acted in senior management roles.

Teaching

Social housing, social policy and problems, housing and urban studies, Foucault and discourse analysis, policy history, historical methods

Research Invitations

  • 2017 Early Career Researcher Panel: ‘The Future of Affordable Housing — and Affordable Housing Research’, Australian Housing Researchers Conference, 15-17 February, Melbourne
  • 2015 Humanities in the House, Tasmanian Parliamentary Dinner, 28 April, Hobart

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Expertise

  • Social housing
  • Social policy and problems
  • Housing and urban policy
  • Housing governance
  • Policy history
  • Social network analysis

Research Themes

Kathleen’s research aligns with the University’s research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. Her work involves critically engaging with social policy, past and present, to interrogate taken-for-granted assumptions and to explore new ways of thinking and doing that might support stronger, more equitable and just communities.

She is an active member of the Australian housing and urban studies community, and is involved in collaborative projects with other universities, including RMIT in Melbourne and the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Collaboration

Kathleen is an active part of the Australian housing studies community and is involved in a number of research projects involving researchers from other universities, including from UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre and RMIT. Within the University of Tasmania, she has been part of research on social networks and social capital with Dr Julia Verdouw and Assoc Prof Daphne Habibis, a project undertaken in close collaboration with Centacare Evolve Housing, a local social housing provider. She is Deputy Director of the Housing and Community Research Unit, which seeks to draw together researchers interested in housing, urban and community issues from across the University of Tasmania and internationally, and an affiliated researcher with the Institute for the Study of Social Change.

Current projects

Inquiry into social housing as infrastructure: a conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure

(Australian Housing and urban Research Institute)

This is a program of three linked pieces of research to develop a policy rationale, business case for funding and finance, and an identified investment pathway for social housing infrastructure in Australia. Kathleen is the lead researcher of the first piece of research, which will draw upon a synthesis of international and Australian research and experience and interviews with key international informants and local stakeholders with expertise in infrastructure, housing policy and federal-state relations to develop a persuasive, empirically and conceptually robust case for social housing to be treated as essential infrastructure.

Housing and family wellbeing: housing outcomes after domestic and family violence

(Australian Housing and urban Research Institute)

This research focuses on the provision of integrated housing support for families, including those affected by domestic and family violence. Kathleen is leading a project examining the safety of, risks to, and wellbeing outcomes for women and children who move house after leaving family violence. Using a housing pathways approach, this project will identify where and how a more integrated service response at critical intervention points can improve outcomes for family violence survivors.

Inquiry into pathways to housing tax reform

(Australian Housing and urban Research Institute)

This research is concerned with developing politically feasible pathways to change in the Australian housing tax system. It contextualises econometric analysis of reform pathways with an analysis of the political economy of reform in this contested and complex area of social and economic policy.

Fields of Research

  • Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Urban Policy (160514)
  • Housing Markets, Development, Management (120503)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Social Theory (160806)
  • Sociology (160899)
  • Commercial and Contract Law (180105)
  • Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807)
  • Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology (160808)
  • Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)

Research Objectives

  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services (940117)
  • Social Class and Inequalities (940116)
  • Political Systems (940203)
  • Urban Planning (870105)
  • Families and Family Services (940112)
  • Law Reform (940405)
  • Civics and Citizenship (940201)
  • Disability and Functional Capacity (920403)
  • Law, Politics and Community Services (949999)
  • Ability and Disability (940101)

Publications

Total publications

33

Journal Article

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Beer A, Flanagan K, Verdouw J, Lowies B, Hemphill E, et al., 'Understanding specialist disability accommodation funding', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, (March 2019) Article 310. ISSN 1834-9250 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18408/ahuri-3219701 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Verdouw J; Zappia G

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2019Flanagan K, Martin C, Jacobs K, Lawson J, 'A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure', AHURI Final Report, 309 pp. 1-89. ISSN 1834-7223 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18408/ahuri-4114101 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Jacobs K

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2019Lawson J, Denham T, Dodson J, Flanagan K, Jacobs K, et al., 'Social housing as infrastructure: rationale, prioritisation and investment pathway', AHURI Final Report, 315 pp. 1-79. ISSN 1834-7223 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18408/ahuri-5314001 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jacobs K

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2019Verdouw J, Flanagan K, ' I call it the dark side': stigma, social capital and social networks in a disadvantaged neighbourhood', Urban Studies pp. 1-19. ISSN 0042-0980 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0042098018817226 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Verdouw J

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2019Flanagan K, Jacobs K, 'The long view', Housing Studies, 34, (2) pp. 195-200. ISSN 0267-3037 (2019) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2019.1558592 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jacobs K

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2018Eccleston R, Verdouw J, Flanagan K, Warren N, Duncan A, et al., 'Pathways to housing tax reform, AHURI Final Report No. 301', AHURI Final Report pp. 1-73. ISSN 1834-7223 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Verdouw J

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2017Flanagan K, 'Homelessness, Tasmania and Airbnb', Parity magazine, 30, (5) pp. 11-12. (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2017Flanagan K, ' Problem families' in public housing: discourse, commentary and (dis)order', Housing Studies pp. 1-24. ISSN 0267-3037 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1380784 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5

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2016Eccleston R, Flanagan K, Verdouw J, Duncan A, Ong R, et al., 'Discussion Paper: Pathways to housing tax reform', AHURI Final Report pp. 1-40. ISSN 1834-7223 (2016) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Verdouw J

2016Pawson H, Martin C, Flanagan K, Phillips R, 'Recent housing transfer experience in Australia: implications for affordable housing industry development', AHURI Final Report, No. 273 pp. 1-81. ISSN 1834-7223 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18408/ahuri-7108101 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2015Flanagan K, 'A Genealogy of Public Housing Production: Practice, Knowledge and the Broadacre Housing Estate', Housing, Theory and Society, 32, (4) pp. 407-428. ISSN 1403-6096 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2015.1054947 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2013Jacobs K, Flanagan KM, 'Public housing and the politics of stigma', Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48, (3) pp. 319-337. ISSN 0157-6321 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/j.1839-4655.2013.tb00285.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Jacobs K

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Flanagan K, 'Housing, neoliberalism and the archive: reinterpreting the rise and fall of public housing', Routledge, London (In Press) [Authored Research Book]

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2017Eccleston RG, Warren N, Verdouw J, Flanagan KM, 'Pathways to state property tax reform, AHURI Final Report No. 291', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 111. ISBN 978-1-925334-55-5 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

DOI: 10.18408/ahuri-4111301 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Eccleston RG; Verdouw J

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Flanagan K, 'The discourse of the city', Philosophy and the City: Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives, Rowman & Littlefield International, K Jacobs and J Malpas (ed), London, pp. 21-42. ISBN 9781786604590 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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2018Flanagan K, Jacobs K, 'Using Historical Methods in Housing Studies', SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2, Sage, London (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4135/9781526449726 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jacobs K

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Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Flanagan K, 'Last project standing: civics and sympathy in post-welfare Chicago', Housing Studies pp. 1-2. ISSN 0267-3037 (2018) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2018.1461327 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2017Flanagan K, 'Book review: The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property, Capital and Rights', Housing, Theory and Society pp. 1-3. ISSN 1403-6096 (2017) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2017.1367719 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Eccleston R, Denny L, Verdouw J, Flanagan K, 'Housing in Hobart: an overview of the data', Presentation to the City of Hobart Housing Roundtable, 17 May 2018, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Denny L; Verdouw J

2018Flanagan K, Verdouw J, 'Beyond brokerage: social network analysis, social capital and urban research', 2018 Housing Theory Symposium, 1-2 June 2017, Sydney (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Verdouw J

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Eccleston RG, Flanagan K, Verdouw J, Duncan A, Ong R, et al., 'Pathways to housing tax reform', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Eccleston RG; Verdouw J

2012Flanagan KM, Gabriel MB, Jacobs KA, Williams Stewart, 'Literature and Policy Review of Homelessness Support Services', Department of Families, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 1 (2012) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Gabriel MB; Jacobs KA; Williams Stewart

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Flanagan KM, 'Ordinary things: an archaeology of public housing' (2015) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Eccleston R, Denny L, Flanagan K, Jacobs K, Glaetzer S, 'Tasmanian Housing Summit Directions Paper', Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-16. (2018) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Denny L; Jacobs K; Glaetzer S

2018Eccleston R, Verdouw J, Denny L, Flanagan K, Glaetzer S, et al., 'Tasmanian Housing Update, Full Report', Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, August (2018) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Verdouw J; Denny L; Glaetzer S; Eslake S

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2018Eccleston R, Verdouw J, Flanagan K, 'Gradual reform to capital gains, negative gearing and stamp duty will make housing more affordable', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 5 July 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Verdouw J

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2018Jacobs K, Flanagan K, 'Shun profit motive in housing fix', The Mercury, 23 March 2018, p. 20. (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Jacobs K

2017Eccleston R, Warren N, Verdouw J, Flanagan K, Eslake S, 'A blueprint for improving housing outcomes in Tasmania', Institute Insights: Insight Three, Institute for the Study of Social Change, Australia, pp. 1-12. (2017) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Verdouw J; Eslake S

2017Lawson J, Dodson J, Denham T, Flanagan KM, Jacobs K, et al., 'Social housing as Infrastructure', AHURI Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Australia, pp. i-42. (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Jacobs K

2016Flanagan K, Verdouw J, Habibis D, 'Social network analysis in the suburban context: intersections of stigma, social capital and community engagement', Report to the Henry Halloran Trust, Housing and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Verdouw J; Habibis D

2015Verdouw J, Flanagan K, Gorter T, Habibis D, 'Affordable Housing Strategy Tasmania 2015-2025: Statement of Key Issues and Solutions', Statement of Key Issues and Solutions, Housing and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, Feb (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Verdouw J; Gorter T; Habibis D

2015Verdouw J, Flanagan KM, Gorter T, Habibis D, 'Affordable housing strategy, Tasmania 2015-2025', Statement of Key Issues and Solutions Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Verdouw J; Habibis D

2014Jacobs KA, Flanagan KM, Hulse K, Stone W, 'Individualised forms of welfare provision and reform of Australia's housing assistance system', Inquiry disscussion paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Australia (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Jacobs KA

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

16

Total funding

$1,535,629

Projects

The impact of Centacare Evolve Housing community initiatives (2019 - 2020)$30,000
Description
The project will evaluate what impact Centacare Evolve Housings community initiatives have had on facilitating complex social change for CEH tenants and the broader community in Bridgewater, Gagebrook and Herdsmans Cove, Tasmania.
Funding
CatholicCare Tasmania ($30,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jacobs KA; Flanagan KM; Verdouw JJ
Period
2019 - 2020
Public housing as a social landlord: challenges and solutions (2019)$126,655
Description
At a time of significant social housing system reform, state housing authorities are grappling with complex tenancy management and support challenges as their role evolves into that of a social landlord. This project integrates academic and policy knowledge with front-line expertise to develop practical guidance for policy and practice
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($126,655)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jacobs KA; Burke T; Flanagan KM; Levin I
Year
2019
AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up - Ella Horton (2019 - 2021)$21,000
Description
Place Based Initiatives as a Policy Response to Housing Inequality and Social Marginalisation: A case study of the Social Impact Programs in the neighbourhood of Bridgewater/Gagebrook, Tasmania
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($21,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Top-Up
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jacobs KA; Flanagan KM; Verdouw JJ
Period
2019 - 2021
Review of Tasmanian Specialist Disability Accommodation (2018)$8,000
Funding
Summer Foundation ($8,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Flanagan KM; Zappia GM; Zakharov R
Year
2018
Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Funding (2018)$127,324
Description
This Investigative Panel draws on a detailed reading of policy documents, industry surveys and in-depth interviews to enable industry leaders to answer key questions on the implementation of Specialist Disability Accommodation. This work assists in optimising private and public investment into SDA and other social housing.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($127,324)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of South Australia
Research Team
Beer A; Hemphill E; Flanagan KM; Verdouw JJ; Lowies B
Year
2018
Experiencing social housing pathways: bridging the policy and practice divide (2018)$148,922
Description
This project describes the experiences of tenants moving into, within and out of the social housing system, especially those for whom transition is both possible and potentially problematic. It examines how transitions work for providers and delivers findings that will inform policy development to support more sustainable and successful transitions.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($148,922)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Flanagan KM; Cornell V; Faulkner D; Levin I; Meltzer A; Muir K; Tually S; Verdouw JJ; Vreugdenhil AJ
Year
2018
Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways (2018 - 2019)$132,260
Description
This inquiry aims to untangle, better understand and reimagine social housing pathways. Using systems thinking and drawing on national and international evidence and new empirical data, the project will help to move Australia forward in understanding the drivers of social housing pathways and help inform effective services, supports and policies.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($132,260)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Muir K; Powell A; Stone W; Flanagan KM; Faulkner D; Pawson H
Period
2018 - 2019
The construction of social housing pathways across Australia (2018)$118,265
Description
This project aims to understand how social housing pathways are constructed within and across jurisdictions in Australia. Drawing on systems thinking, a policy review, existing literature and interviews with policy stakeholders, it will map and examine formal pathways into, within and out of social housing.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($118,265)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Muir K; Powell A; Stone W; Meltzer A; Flanagan KM; Tually S; Martin C; Liu E; Pawson H
Year
2018
The conceptual underpinnings of social housing as infrastructure (2017)$90,565
Description
This project will draw upon a synthesis of international and Australian research and experience and interviews with key international informants and local stakeholders with expertise in infrastructure, housing policy and federal-state relations to develop a persuasive, empirically and conceptually robust case for social housing to be treated as essential infrastructure.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($90,565)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Flanagan KM; Jacobs KA; Lawson J; Martin C
Year
2017
Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence (2017)$134,016
Description
This project examines the safety of, risks to, and well-being outcomes for women and children who move house after leaving family violence. Using a housing pathways approach it will identify where and how a more integrated service response at critical intervention points can improve outcomes for family violence survivors.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($134,016)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Flanagan KM; Valentine K; Breckenridge J; Bullen J; Winter RE; Burns L
Year
2017
Inquiry into Social Housing as infrastructure (2017 - 2018)$137,488
Description
This program of research will develop a policy rationale, business case for funding and finance, and an identified investment pathway for social housing infrastructure. This component of the research will coordinate and integrate the findings of the broader program.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($137,488)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
Research Team
Lawson J; Flanagan KM; Jacobs KA; Pawson H; Dodson J; Van den Nouwelant R
Period
2017 - 2018
Inquiry into integrated housing support for vulnerable families (2017 - 2019)$112,558
Description
This Inquiry focuses on the provision of integrated housing support for families, including those affected by domestic and family violence. It will provide significant new knowledge on the gendered nature of housing insecurity, housing pathways, and transition points at which culturally safe and holistic service responses are effective.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($112,558)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Valentine K; Flanagan KM; Cripps KA; Martin C; Habibis D; Breckenridge J
Period
2017 - 2019
Centacare Evolve Housing Social Return on Investment (SROI) Project (2016 - 2017)$50,000
Description
Centacare Evolve Housing requires the University of Tasmania to develop suitable social return on investment framework to calculate the social impact of transferring management of public housing stock to a community sector organisation.
Funding
CatholicCare Tasmania ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Habibis D; Flanagan KM; Verdouw JJ; Doherty T
Period
2016 - 2017
Inquiry into pathways to housing tax reform (2016 - 2017)$256,676
Description
This EPJ develops, models and integrates innovative policy pathways for housing tax reform. Reform proposals are mindful of the prevailing barriers to reform as well as the need to develop implementation and transition strategies which are fiscallysustainable and politically viable while reducing distortions in national housing markets.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($256,676)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Atalay K; Duncan A; Flanagan KM; Hodgson H; Jacobs KA; Minas JW; Ong R; Verdouw JJ; Warren N; Whelan S; Yanotti MB; Yates J
Period
2016 - 2017
Recent Housing Transfer Experience in Australia: Implications for Industry Development (2015 - 2016)$14,005
Description
TBA
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($14,005)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Pawson H; Milligan V; Phillips R; Flanagan KM
Period
2015 - 2016
Community engagement for the 'Hard to reach': Trialling participatory social network mapping in Tasmania (2015 - 2016)$27,895
Description
The issue of how to build community engagement and promote pathways to economic and social inclu sion for the most excluded social groups is one of the most vexed areas of social policy. This project addresses this concern through an innovative approach designed to avoid 'benevolent othering' in areas where placebased stigma creates division and social exclusion that extend to within the neighbourhood itself. The project combines volunteering with participatory community-based action research to develop a system map that extends asset-based community development approaches by identifying how networks .operate as enablers and constraintsthrough relationships of power, trust, conflict and collaboration.
Funding
Henry Halloran Trust ($27,895)
Scheme
Grant-HHT Strategic Partnership
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Habibis D; Flanagan KM; Verdouw JJ; Goodwin S
Period
2015 - 2016

Research Supervision

Kathleen is available to supervise candidates whose research is in the area of housing and housing policy. She has particular interest in and expertise with using historical methods in social science research and in applications of Foucauldian ideas and concepts to housing and social policy.

Current

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDFamilies Experiences of Home: Commodification, connection and risk2016
PhDThe Battle for Waterloo: Governing and resisting the redevelopment of public housing2016
PhDThe Residualisation of Australias Public Housing: A study into the Community Housing Sector filling the void2018
PhDPlace Based Initiatives as a Policy Response to Housing Inequality and Social Marginalisation: A case study of the Social Impact Programs in the neighbourhood of Bridgewater/Gagebrook, Tasmania2018
PhDSocial Interaction between Neighbours in the Multicultural Neighborhood2019