School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
I am the Director of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning and the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research at the University of Adelaide. These research centres also act as the University of Adelaide AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) Research Centre.
My personal research interests are focused on the economics of the housing market, including the relationship between housing supply and affordability, the behaviour of housing and land developers, and demographic / socio-economic processes such as household formation, housing consumption decisions and tenure choice.
Date Position Institution name 2017 Director of CHURP University of Adelaide 2012 Professor of Housing Economics Heriot-Watt University 2006 - 2012 Professor of Housing and Urban Economics University of Glasgow 2004 - 2006 Senior Lecturer Heriot-Watt University 1999 - 2004 Lecturer Heriot-Watt University 1998 - 1999 Research Associate University of Paisley 1997 - 1997 Research Associate University of Aberdeen 1996 - 1996 Lecturer (part-time) Heriot-Watt University
Year Citation 2020 Baker, E. L., Leishman, C., Bentley, R., Pham, N., & Daniel, L. (2020). Social housing exit points, outcomes and future pathways: an administrative data analysis. AHURI Final Report, 326(326), i-vii, 1-40.
2019 Costello, G., Leishman, C., Rowley, S., & Watkins, C. (2019). Drivers of spatial change in urban housing submarkets. The Geographical Journal, 185(4), 432-446.
2017 Rowley, S., Leishman, C., Baker, E., Bentley, R., & Lester, L. (2017). Modelling housing need in Australia to 2025. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series, 287(287), i-60.
2017 Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2017). Assessing the spatial impact of policy interventions on real-estate values: an exemplar of the use of the hybrid hedonic/repeat-sales method. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 4(1), 202-217.
2017 Stephens, M., & Leishman, C. (2017). Housing and poverty: a longitudinal analysis. Housing Studies, 32(8), 1039-1061.
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2016 Leishman, C. (2016). Introducing Methodological papers. Urban Studies, 53(12), 2451-2452.
2013 Leishman, C., Costello, G., Rowley, S., & Watkins, C. (2013). The predictive performance of multilevel models of housing sub-markets: a comparative analysis. Urban Studies, 50(6), 1201-1220.
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2013 Hincks, S., Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2013). Introduction planning and housing: concepts, policy instruments and market analysis. Town Planning Review, 84(1), 1-7.
2012 Adams, D., Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2012). Housebuilder networks and residential land markets. Urban Studies, 49(4), 705-720.
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2012 Chen, Y., Gibb, K., Leishman, C., & Wright, R. (2012). The impact of population ageing on house prices: a micro-simulation approach. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 59(5), 523-542.
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2012 Leishman, C., Orr, A., & Pellegrini-Masini, G. (2012). The impact of carbon emission reducing design features on office occupiers' choice of premises. Urban Studies, 49(11), 2419-2437.
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2011 Pellegrini-Masini, G., & Leishman, C. (2011). The role of corporate reputation and employees' values in the uptake of energy efficiency in office buildings. Energy Policy, 39(9), 5409-5419.
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2010 Leishman, C., & Munro, M. (2010). Special issue call for papers - Disasters, housing & actuarialism: on the securitisation of risk. HOUSING STUDIES, 25(1), 1-3.
2009 Leishman, C. (2009). Spatial change and the structure of urban housing sub-markets. Housing Studies, 24(5), 563-585.
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2009 Jones, C., Leishman, C., & MacDonald, C. (2009). Sustainable urban form and residential development viability. Environment and Planning A, 41(7), 1667-1690.
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2009 Adams, D., Leishman, C., & Moore, C. (2009). Why not build faster? Explaining the speed at which British house-builders develop new homes for owner-occupation. Town Planning Review, 80(3), 291-314.
2008 Bramley, G., Leishman, C., & Watkins, D. (2008). Understanding neighbourhood housing markets: Regional context, disequilibrium, sub-markets and supply. Housing Studies, 23(2), 179-212.
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2006 Case, B., Colwell, P. F., Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2006). The impact of environmental contamination on condo prices: A hybrid repeat-sale/hedonic approach. Real Estate Economics, 34(1), 77-107.
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2006 Leishman, C., & Warren, F. (2006). Private housing design customization through house type substitution. Construction Management and Economics, 24(2), 149-158.
2006 Jones, C., Leishman, C., & Orr, A. M. (2006). The revaluation of council tax bands: More than rearranging the deck chairs. Policy and Politics, 34(2), 219-239.
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2006 Jones, C., Leishman, C., & Orr, A. M. (2006). The potential impact of reforms to the essential parameters of the council tax. Fiscal Studies, 27(2), 205-229.
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2006 Jones, C., & Leishman, C. (2006). Spatial dynamics of the housing market: An interurban perspective. Urban Studies, 43(7), 1041-1059.
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2005 Jones, C., Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2005). Housing market processes, urban housing submarkets and planning policy. Town Planning Review, 76(2), 215-233.
2005 Leishman, C., & Bramley, G. (2005). A local housing market model with spatial interaction and land-use planning controls. Environment and Planning A, 37(9), 1637-1649.
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2005 Bramley, G., & Leishman, C. (2005). Planning and housing supply in two-speed Britain: Modelling local market outcomes. Urban Studies, 42(12), 2213-2244.
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2004 Jones, C., Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2004). Intra-urban migration and housing submarkets: Theory and evidence. Housing Studies, 19(2), 269-283.
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2004 Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2004). The decision-making behaviour of office occupiers. Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 22(4), 307-319.
2003 Jones, C., Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2003). Structural change in a local urban housing market. Environment and Planning A, 35(7), 1315-1326.
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2003 Leishman, C., Warren, F. J., Dunse, N. A., & Watkins, C. (2003). Office space requirements: Comparing occupiers’ preferences with agents’ perceptions. Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 21(1), 45-60.
2003 Jones, C. (2003). Practical COX-1 and COX-2 pharmacology: What's it all about?. PAIN, 1-5.
2002 Dunse, N., Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2002). Testing for the existence of office sub-markets: A comparison of evidence from two cities. Urban Studies, 39(3), 483-506.
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2002 Fraser, W. D., Leishman, C., & Tarbert, H. (2002). The long-run diversification attributes of commercial property. Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 20(4), 354-373.
2002 Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2002). Estimating local repeat sales house price indices for British cities. Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 20(1), 36-58.
2001 Dunse, N., Leishman, C., & Watkins, C. (2001). Classifying office submarkets. Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 19(3), 236-250.
2001 Leishman, C. (2001). House building and product differentiation: An hedonic price approach. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 16(2), 131-152.
2000 Leishman, C., Jones, C., & Fraser, W. (2000). The influence of uncertainty on house builder behaviour and residential land values. Journal of Property Research, 17(2), 147-168.
Year Citation 2016 Meen, G., Gibb, K., Leishman, C., & Nygaard, C. (2016). Housing economics: A historical approach. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
2003 Leishman, C. (2003). Real Estate Market Research and Analysis. Palgrave He UK.
Year Citation 2012 Leishman, C., & Rowley, S. (2012). Affordable housing. In D. Clapham, W. Clark, & K. Gibb (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Housing Studies (pp. 379-396). United Kingdom: SAGE Publications.
2008 Bramley, G., & Leishman, C. (2008). Modelling Local Housing Market Adjustment in England. In Planning, Public Policy & Property Markets (pp. 77-104). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
2008 Leishman, C., & Warren, F. (2008). Planning for Consumers' New-Build Housing Choices. In Planning, Public Policy & Property Markets (pp. 167-184). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
2001 Jones, C., & Leishman, C. (2001). The extent, spatial pattern and causes of homelessness. In C. Jones, & P. Robson (Eds.), Health of Scottish Housing (pp. 5-34). Routledge.
Year Citation 2015 Leishman, C. (2015). Housing supply and suppliers: are the microeconomics of housing developers important?. In Proceedings of After the Crisis: Housing Policy and Finance in the U.S. and the U.K., as published in Housing Studies Vol. 30 (pp. 580-600). New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
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2006 Salama, M., Al-Sharif, F., Kaka, A., & Leishman, C. (2006). Cost modelling for standardised design projects. In Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Procs 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference Vol. 2 (pp. 621-631).
2005 Salama, M., Kaka, A., & Leishman, C. (2005). The relationship between the performance of the economy and the cost of construction of educational buildings in Egypt: A preliminary study. In Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2005 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference Vol. 2 (pp. 731-740).
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2019 Baker, E. L., Leishman, C., Kellett, J., & Daniel, L. (2019). People and Neighbourhoods - Background paper. 2018 Cebulla, A., Leishman, C., & Petrou, K. (2018). Supporting people in social housing gain and maintain employment: an Evidence Check rapid review. Sydney, NSW: Sax Institute. 2017 Leishman, C. (2017). Is Australian housing supply adequate?: Housing Australia. Melbourne: Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).
Year Citation 2020 Leishman, C. M., Frey, J., McGreal, S., & Young, G. (2020). Housing need and demand assessment: an evaluation and illustrative pilot of the Scottish HNDA tool in the context of Northern Ireland. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.
2018, Social Housing exit points, outcomes, and future pathways: An administrative data analysis, AHURI, $150k
2018, The spatial and value distribution of housing stock growth, AHURI, $66k
2017, Social housing and employment pathways rapid evidence check, Sax Institute, $27k
2017, UK housing evidence centre (CaCHE), leader of ‘Understanding housing markets’ theme, ESRC, £125k of £6M
2015, Modelling housing need in Australia to 2025, AHURI, AUS $250k
2015, Rent restructuring in Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, £25k
2013, Links between housing and poverty over the lifecourse, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £100k
2013, Modelling the impacts of property tax reform, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £50k
2012, The impact of welfare reform on social rented tenants in Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, £25k
2011, Assessing the impacts of welfare reform on Glasgow Housing Association tenants, Glasgow Housing Association, £23k
2010, A long run model of housing supply for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, £50k
2009, Developing sub-regional models of housing markets, supply and affordability in England, National Housing and Planning Advice Unit, £52k
2008, Housing and Neighbourhood Monitor, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £100k
2008, Understanding builder to builder residential land transactions, UK Government - Department of Communities and Local Government, £20k
2007, Factors affecting housing build-out rates, UK Government - Department of Communities and Local Government, £7k
2007, Scottish model of housing supply and affordability, Scottish Government, £130k
2007-10, Reconciling divergent views on the availability of residential development land, ESRC CASE award, £20k
2006-2008, Options for improving the performance of the existing built asset base, EPSRC and the Carbon Trust, £100k element of £1.5M consortium
2005, Housing investment and neighbourhood change, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £59k
2004, Measuring and modelling housing demand, UK Government - The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, £140k
2004, Housing market analysis based on the English House Condition Survey, UK Government - The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, £10k
2004, Assessment of the impact of GRO funding in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, Communities Scotland, £10k
2003, Sub-prime lending and sustainable owner occupation, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £27k
2003, Options for low cost owner occupation, East Lothian Council, £27k
2002, Secondary analysis of housing market data, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £20k
2002, Hybrid hedonic repeat-sales indices with U.S. and U.K. data, The RICS Education Trust, £5k
2002, Developing client participation in the private house building design process using flexible house types, EPSRC, £60k
2001, The influence of office occupiers' space requirements and office agents' behaviour on the dynamics of urban office markets, The RICS Education Trust, £5k
2001, Assessment of the options for council tax rebanding in Scotland, The Scottish Parliament, £39k
2001, Assessing and predicting the long-run impacts of the Right to Buy in Scotland, Scottish Homes and the Scottish Executive, £40k
2001, New housing characteristics and households' preferences: comparing buyers' with builders' perspectives on new houses, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £74k
2000, The role of the planning system in the provision of housing, The Scottish Executive, £53k
2000, The impact of former coal mineshafts on the housing market in Stoke-on-Trent, UK Government - Department of Trade and Industry, £30k
2000, Constructing local housing market indicators based on repeat-sales indices, The RICS Education Trust, £5k
1999, Hedonic models, submarkets and the valuation of office property, The RICS Education Trust, £5k
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 Co-Supervisor Chinese Business Migrants from Mainland China in Australia after 21st Century - An Investigation of Business Migrants in the Business Innovation Stream and Business Owner Stream Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chao Shi
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2015 - 2016 Scottish Government — — — 2004 - 2008 Department of Communities and Local Government (UK Government) — — United Kingdom 2002 - 2004 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) — — —
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2015 - ongoing Editor Urban Studies — United Kingdom 2010 - 2015 Editor-In-chief Housing Studies — United Kingdom
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