Amy Clair

Dr Amy Clair

Lecturer and Deputy Director, ACHR

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Amy Clair is a research-focused Lecturer in the Australian Centre for Housing Research. Her work focuses on the many ways that housing influences health.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Lecturer, Deputy Director University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2023 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2021 Research Fellow University of Essex
    2014 - 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Oxford
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of York United Kingdom PhD Social Policy
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Clair, A., Baker, E., & Kumari, M. (2024). Are housing circumstances associated with faster epigenetic ageing?. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 78(1), 40-46.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2022 Clair, A. (2022). The effect of local housing allowance reductions on overcrowding in the private rented sector in England. International Journal of Housing Policy, 22(1), 119-137.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS7
    2022 Mansour, A., Bentley, R., Baker, E., Li, A., Martino, E., Clair, A., . . . Howden-Chapman, P. (2022). Housing and health: an updated glossary. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(9), 833-838.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2022 Clair, A., & Baker, E. (2022). Cold homes and mental health harm: Evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Social Science and Medicine, 314, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2019 Clair, A., Reeves, A., McKee, M., & Stuckler, D. (2019). Constructing a housing precariousness measure for Europe. Journal of European Social Policy, 29(1), 13-28.
    DOI Scopus54 WoS29
    2019 Clair, A., Fledderjohan, J., Lalor, D., & Loopstra, R. (2019). Housing Situations of Food Bank Users in Great Britain. Social Policy and Society, 19(1), 55-73.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7
    2019 Clair, A., & Hughes, A. (2019). Housing and health: new evidence using biomarker data. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73(3), 256-262.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS31 Europe PMC15
    2019 Clair, A. (2019). Housing: an Under-Explored Influence on Children’s Well-Being and Becoming. Child Indicators Research, 12(2), 609-626.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS33
    2018 Clair, A., Madureira-Lima, J., Reeves, A., & Stuckler, D. (2018). The Great Recession and inequalities in access to health care: a study of unemployment and unmet medical need in Europe in the economic crisis. International Journal of Epidemiology, 47(1), 58-68.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC5
    2017 McKee, M., Reeves, A., Clair, A., & Stuckler, D. (2017). Living on the edge: Precariousness and why it matters for health. Archives of Public Health, 75(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus60 WoS48 Europe PMC33
    2016 Clair, A., Reeves, A., Loopstra, R., McKee, M., Dorling, D., & Stuckler, D. (2016). The impact of the housing crisis on self-reported health in Europe: Multilevel longitudinal modelling of 27 EU countries. European Journal of Public Health, 26(5), 788-793.
    DOI Scopus34 WoS29 Europe PMC10
    2016 Reeves, A., Clair, A., McKee, M., & Stuckler, D. (2016). Reductions in the United Kingdom's Government Housing Benefit and Symptoms of Depression in Low-Income Households. American Journal of Epidemiology, 184(6), 421-429.
    DOI Scopus57 WoS53 Europe PMC23
    2016 Reeves, A., Clair, A., McKee, M., & Stuckler, D. (2016). Reeves et al. Respond to "harnessing Housing Natural Experiments". American Journal of Epidemiology, 184(6), 434-435.
    2016 Clair, A., Loopstra, R., Reeves, A., McKee, M., Dorling, D., & Stuckler, D. (2016). The impact of housing payment problems on health status during economic recession: A comparative analysis of longitudinal EU SILC data of 27 European states, 2008-2010. SSM - Population Health, 2, 306-316.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS10 Europe PMC3
    2015 Arora, V. S., Karanikolos, M., Clair, A., Reeves, A., Stuckler, D., & McKee, M. (2015). Data Resource Profile: The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC). International Journal of Epidemiology, 44(2), 451-461.
    DOI Scopus62 WoS51 Europe PMC41
    2014 Klocke, A., Clair, A., & Bradshaw, J. (2014). International variation in child subjective well-being. Child Indicators Research, 7(1), 1-20.
    DOI Scopus97 WoS88
    2012 Clair, A. (2012). The relationship between parent's subjective well-being and the life satisfaction of their children in Britain. Child Indicators Research, 5(4), 631-650.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS30
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2023 Baker, E., Morey, C., Daniel, L., Stone, W., Bentley, R., Beer, A., . . . Gurney, C. M. (2023). Our Housing Australia. E. Baker, & C. Morey (Eds.), Australia: Australian Centre for Housing Research.
    2021 Clair, A., Fledderjohann, J., & Knowles, B. (2021). A Watershed Moment for Social Policy and Human Rights? Where next for the UK Post-COVID. United Kingdom: Bristol University Press.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Clair, A. (2015). Conceptualising child versus adult well-being: Schooling and employment. In G. Schweiger, & G. Graf (Eds.), The Well-Being of Children: Philosophical and Social Scientific Approaches (pp. 98-112). DE GRUYTER OPEN LTD.
    - Baker, E., Daniels, L., Pawson, H., Baddeley, M., Vij, A., Stephens, M., . . . Jacobs, K. (n.d.). Rental Insights A COVID-19 Collection. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).

Amy teaches Cities and Housing, and co-teaches Sustainable Cities and Cities and Sustainability.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Diversification of Housing Tenure in Australia: Beyond Home Ownership and Rental Dominance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Karri Rushworth-Nott
    2024 Co-Supervisor Putting spatial dynamics in housing equality: the polarisation of wealth through the housing market Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Miss Kira Page
  • Position: Lecturer and Deputy Director, ACHR
  • Phone: 83133608
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor Fourth Floor
  • Org Unit: Australian Centre for Housing Research

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