Alan Morris

Alan Morris, UTS

Alan Morris is a professor of Sociology in the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney. His  research interests include the impact of housing tenure, gentrification and displacement and urban marginality. His most recent book is The Private Rental Sector in Australia: Living with Uncertainty (2021, co-authored with Hal Pawson and Kath Hulse). In 2019 his book Gentrification and Displacement: The Forced Relation of Public Housing Tenants in Inner-Sydney, was published by Springer. His book on the impact of housing tenure on older Australians, The Australian Dream: Housing Experiences of Older Australians (CSIRO Publishing) was published in 2016. 

Lynda Cheshire, UQ

Lynda Cheshire is Professor of Sociology and Head of School in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the lived experience of housing, neighbourhood and community and the way these experiences are shaped by broader social and urban dynamics, such as increased mobility, inequality, disadvantage and urban change. Her recent publications focus on unneighbourly conduct and the un-making of home (Housing Theory and Society, 2020); the supportive turn in social housing governance (British Journal of Sociology, 2019); under-occupancy as policy problem and lived experience among older social housing tenants (Journal of Ageing and Social Policy, 2019); and the way gentrification and densification influence the prevalence of problems between neighbours (Urban Studies, 2018).  

Hal Pawson

Hal Pawson, UNSW

Hal Pawson is Professor of Housing Research and Policy at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He retains an Honorary Professor position at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh where he was based until 2011. He is also a Managing Editor of the international journal, Housing Studies. His co-authored book ‘Housing Policy in Australia: A case for system reform’ was published in 2020. in 2021 his co-authored book, ‘The Private Rental Sector in Australia: Living with Uncertainty’, was published.

Catherine Robinson

Catherine Robinson, University of Tasmania

Catherine is an Australian academic, sociologist and social justice activist. She has a long-held commitment to qualitative research and advocacy in the areas of homelessness, complex trauma and social care. Catherine is also known for her work with Blackfella Films as Series Consultant and Co-Host of the SBS documentary Filthy Rich and Homeless and she is a Board Director of Homelessness Australia. Catherine is currently Associate Professor in Housing and Communities, School of Social Sciences, UTAS, where she is UTAS Centre Director for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Her recent work focuses on understanding the experiences and support systems needs of Tasmanian children and young people who experience high vulnerability, including unaccompanied homelessness and mental ill-health.

Cameron Parsell

Cameron Parsell, UQ

Cameron’s primary area of research is poverty, homelessness, social services, and charity aimed at addressing social disadvantage. He is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and Director of Research in the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland.

Cameron is currently examining the contemporary Australian welfare state and the role of charity and faith based organisations. Cameron’s research seeks to build an evidence base about the interacting societal, social policy, social program, and agency dimensions to human change.

Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke, UNSW

Andrew Clarke is a sociologist who researches urban and poverty governance. His expertise is in societal responses to homelessness, housing insecurity, and other forms of housing based disadvantage. In addition to the Waithood study, Andrew is currently working with Cameron Parsell on a large national study investigating of the role of charity in responding to poverty in the context of changing welfare policy, and has a book on this topic, Charitable Society

Jan Idle Institute for Public Policy and Governance, UTS

Jan Idle is a Research Officer at UTS and Research Fellow at Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University. Her research  expertise is in qualitative methods and inclusive research practices, listening to the diverse views of study participants and bringing their perspectives into policy. She has experience working with people with disability, children and young people, older people, and people who have experienced trauma (sexual violence), and housing insecurity. She has worked in the research and policy teams at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Royal Commission into Ageing and Aged Care. Jan is committed to bringing research into policy and practice to bring about positive social change.