Charmaine Thredgold

Charmaine Thredgold

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Charmaine Thredgold is a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at The University of Adelaide. She is part of the ARC Housing Energy Efficiency Transition research project. Her research is "Radical housing renovators and rule makers: the early days of rebellious retrofitting for rapid urban energy dissent".

Previously she was employed with the University of SA Business School and was the Research Fellow and project manager on an AHURI project on an effective homelessness services system; a project for the DSS reviewing tenancy laws as they relate to family and domestic violence; and the ARC Linkage project The Rise of the Consumer: Engagement of older people with Consumer Directed Care.

Prior to joining the University of South Australia, Charmaine took leave without pay from her position as Principal Planner in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to work at The University of Adelaide in the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP). Charmaine’s main role with CHURP was to project manage Theme 6.1, Social profile of the Eyre Peninsula and west coast region: literature review and community analysis of the Great Australian Bight Research Program. She was lead author for the social profile and co-author of several other reports. Charmaine's research with CHURP also included: innovative case studies of recent homelessness initiatives; public housing transfers to community housing organisations; second homes; and the Kilburn and Blair Athol urban renewal project.

Charmaine has extensive research and practical experience in urban and regional planning; social analysis; urban design; structure planning; sustainable development; community engagement; developing urban and regional strategy and policy; and project management. Charmaine has 12 years' experience in strategic policy in the South Australian Government, including co-author of Prosperity through People: A Population Policy for SA (2004), draft Directions for creating a new Plan for Greater Adelaide (2009) and various volumes of the South Australian Planning Strategy.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - 2017 Independent member, Development Assessment Panel City of Marion
    2015 - 2019 Research Fellow University of South Australia
    2015 - 2015 Research Fellow, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Principal Planner, Structure Planning, Planning Division, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
    2013 - 2015 Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2013 Principal Planner, Structure Planning Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
    2005 - 2007 Senior Policy Officer Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED)
    2003 - 2004 Policy Officer Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2002 - 2006 University of South Australia Australia Masters of Urban and Regional Planning
    2000 - 2000 The Flinders University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    1994 - 1998 The Flinders University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Arts
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Pascoe, S., Beer, A., Michael, Y., & Steve, W. (2018). Establishing a social and economic baseline prior to the development of an offshore oil industry: an example from the Great Australian Bight. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2018 Beer, A., Beilby, J., Cornell, V., Faulkner, D., Karnon, J., & Thredgold, C. (2018). Consumer directed care: The expectations and experiences of people aged 50 years and over in Australia Final Report,. Adelaide: The University of South Australia.

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