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Associate Professor Emma Baker

Emma Baker
ARC Future Fellow
School of Architecture and Built Environment
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Associate Professor Emma Baker

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Emma Baker is an ARC Future Fellow and Reader in Housing. She has a PhD in Geography and BA (Hons.) from Adelaide University. Her PhD thesis was entitled "Public Housing Tenant Relocation: Residential Mobility, Satisfaction, and the Development of a Tenant's Spatial Decision Support System". She has previously held a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship focussed on examining the relationship between health and housing.

Her work examines the impact of housing and location in urban and regional environments, producing academic, as well as policy-relevant research. Dr Baker's recent publications include analyses of the housing implications of economic, social, and spatial change in Australia, work quantifying health effects of housing tenure and affordability, research on the effects of precarious and vulnerable housing. Her current ARC Future fellowship investigates multiple housing problems and their effects on health and wellbeing.    

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2014 Associate Professor University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2017 Award Executive Deans Commendation Award for Research
2016 Award Executive Deans Award for Excellence in Research
2015 Award 2015 Executive Deans Award for Excellence in Research University of Adelaide Australia
2015 Award 2015 Berry award for Excellence in Housing Research Australia
2014 Award Executive Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Research University of Adelaide Australia
2011 Nomination VicHealth Award for outstanding achievements and innovative contributions to health promotion VicHealth Australia
2006 Award Australian Housing Minister’s Early Career Researcher Award Australia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1998 - 2002 University of Adelaide Australia PhD

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Bentley, R., Baker, E. L., Blakely, T., SImons, K., & Simpson, J. (2018). The impact of social housing on mental health: longitudinal analyses using Marginal Structural Models and Machine Learning generated weights. International Journal of Epidemiology.
2018 Daniel, L., Baker, E., & Lester, L. (2018). Measuring Housing Affordability Stress: Can Deprivation Capture Risk Made Real?. Urban Policy and Research, 1-16.
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2017 Pevalin, D., Reeves, A., Baker, E., & Bentley, R. (2017). The impact of persistent poor housing conditions on mental health: a longitudinal population-based study. Preventive Medicine, 105, 304-310.
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2017 Baker, E., Beer, A., Lester, L., Pevalin, D., Whitehead, C., & Bentley, R. (2017). Is housing a health insult?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(6), 567.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC4
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.
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2017 Baker, E., & Lester, L. (2017). Multiple housing problems: a view through the housing niche lens. Cities, 62, 146-151.
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2016 Bentley, R., Baker, E., & Blakely, T. (2016). Invited commentary: Harnessing housing natural experiments is important, but beware differential misclassification of difference in difference. American Journal of Epidemiology, 184(6), 430-433.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2016 Baker, E., Lester, L., Bentley, R., & Beer, A. (2016). Poor housing quality: prevalence and health effects. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 44(4), 219-232.
DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
2016 Bentley, R., Pevalin, D., Baker, E., Mason, K., Reeves, A., & Beer, A. (2016). Housing affordability, tenure and mental health in Australia and the United Kingdom: a comparative panel analysis. Housing Studies, 31(2), 208-222.
DOI Scopus8 WoS5
2016 Beer, A., Bentley, R., Baker, E., Mason, K., Mallett, S., Kavanagh, A., & LaMontagne, T. (2016). Neoliberalism, economic restructuring and policy change: precarious housing and precarious employment in Australia. Urban Studies, 53(8), 1542-1558.
DOI Scopus13 WoS10
2016 Kavanagh, A., Aitken, Z., Baker, E., LaMontagne, A., Milner, A., & Bentley, R. (2016). Housing tenure and affordability and mental health following disability acquisition in adulthood. Social Science and Medicine, 151, 225-232.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC6
2016 Baker, E., Bentley, R., lester, L., & Beer, A. (2016). Housing affordability and residential mobility as drivers of locational inequality. Applied Geography, 72, 65-75.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5
2016 Baker, E. L., Beer, A., & Bentley, R. (2016). Smart cities wouldn’t let housing costs drive the worse-off into deeper disadvantage. The Conversation : academic rigour, journalistic flair, Available online June 21, 2016.
2016 Coffee, N., Lange, J., & Baker, E. (2016). Visualising 30 years of population density change in Australia’s major capital cities. Australian Geographer, 47(4), 511-525.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2016 Bentley, R., Baker, E., LaMontagne, A., King, T., Mason, K., & Kavanagh, A. (2016). Does employment security modify the effect of housing affordability on mental health?. SSM - Population Health, 2, 778-783.
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2015 Baker, E. L., & Bentley, R. (2015). 'Slippers’ and ‘stickers’: the hidden victims of rising house prices. The Conversation.
2015 Baker, E. L., & bentley, R. (2015). You call that affordable? How our thinking on housing has become skewed. The Guardian.
2015 Kavanagh, A., Krnjacki, L., Aitken, Z., LaMontagne, A., Beer, A., Baker, E., & Bentley, R. (2015). Intersections between disability, type of impairment, gender and socio-economic disadvantage in a nationally representative sample of 33,101 working-aged Australians. Disability and Health Journal, 8(2), 191-199.
DOI Scopus21 WoS19 Europe PMC10
2015 Baker, E., Mason, K., & Bentley, R. (2015). Measuring housing affordability: a longitudinal approach. Urban Policy and Research, 33(3), 275-290.
DOI Scopus5 WoS3
2014 Baker, E., Mason, K., Bentley, R., & Mallett, S. (2014). Exploring the bi-directional relationship between health and housing in Australia. Urban Policy and Research, 32(1), 71-84.
DOI Scopus8 WoS6
2013 Baker, E., Bentley, R., & Mason, K. (2013). The mental health effects of housing tenure: causal or compositional?. Urban Studies, 50(2), 426-442.
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2013 Baker, E., Lester, L., & Beer, A. (2013). Housing assistance: exploring benefits beyond shelter. Sage Open, 3(3), 1-10.
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2013 Mason, K., Baker, E., Blakely, T., & Bentley, R. (2013). Housing affordability and mental health: does the relationship differ for renters and home purchasers?. Social Science & Medicine, 94, 91-97.
DOI Scopus28 WoS23 Europe PMC11
2012 Bentley, R., Baker, E., & Mason, K. (2012). Cumulative exposure to poor housing affordability and its association with mental heatlh in men and women. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(9), 761-766.
DOI Scopus17 WoS18 Europe PMC6
2012 Baker, E., & Arthurson, K. (2012). Housing, place or social networks: What's more important for relocating tenants?. Australian Planner, 49(4), 315-326.
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2011 Beer, A., Baker, E., Wood, G., & Raftery, P. (2011). Housing policy, housing assistance and the wellbeing dividend; Developing an evidence base for post-GFC economies. Housing Studies, 26(7-8), 1171-1192.
DOI Scopus18 WoS15
2011 Bentley, R., Baker, E., Mason, K., Subramanian, S., & Kavanagh, A. (2011). Association between housing affordability and mental health: A longitudinal analysis of a nationally representative household survey in Australia. American Journal of Epidemiology, 174(7), 753-760.
DOI Scopus36 WoS35 Europe PMC20
2008 Baker, E., & Tually, S. (2008). Women, health and housing assistance: Implications in an emerging era of housing provision. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 43(1), 123-128.
DOI Scopus8 WoS2
2008 Baker, E. (2008). Improving outcomes of forced residential relocation: the development of an Australian tenants' spatial decision support system. Urban Studies, 45(8), 1712-1728.
DOI Scopus10 WoS6
2007 Baker, E., & Arthurson, K. (2007). Housing, place or social networks: What's more important for relocating tenants?. Australian Planner, 44(4), 28-35.
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2007 Baker, E., & Beer, A. (2007). Developing a workable model of housing need: Applying geographical concepts and techniques to a problem of public policy. Applied Geography, 27(3-4), 165-180.
DOI Scopus15 WoS11

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2018 coffee, N., lange, J., & Baker, E. (2018). Visualising 30 Years of Population Density Change in Australia’s Major Capital Cities. In N. Klocker, & O. Dunn (Eds.), Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Routledge.
2016 Stone, W., Baker, E., Ralston, L., Phibbs, P., & Bentley, R. (2016). By 2030, ‘no Australian child will be living in poverty’ – why can’t we promise
that?. In J. Watson (Ed.), The Conversation Yearbook 2016: 50 Standout articles from Australia's top thinkers (1 ed., pp. n/a). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
2016 Baker, E. L., bentley, R., & beer, A. (2016). Why 100 years without slum housing in Australia is coming to an end. In Croakey.org (Ed.), Acting on the Social Determinants of Health - for a fairer distribution of health (pp. 91-93).
2012 Beer, A., & Baker, E. (2012). Adaptation, adjustment and leadership in Australia's rural margins. In M. Sotarauta, L. Horlings, & J. Liddle (Eds.), Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional Development (1 ed., pp. 103-120). United Kingdom: Routledge.
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Conference Papers

Year Citation
2018 Daniel, L. R., Baker, E., & Lester, L. (2018). What if Australia’s Housing Affordability Stress Measure doesn’t actually measure Housing Affordability Stress?. In The State of Australian Cities Conference 2017 Proceedings. Adelaide.
2018 Daniel, L. R., Baker, E., & Williamson, T. (2018). Residential wintertime comfort in a temperate Australian climate. In 10th Windsor Conference: Rethinking Thermal Comfort Proceedings. Windsor.
2017 Baker, E. L., Lester, L., Mason, K., & Bentley, R. (2017). The exposure dynamics of housing affordability problems. In Proceedings of the European Network for Housing Research. Tirana, Albania.
2015 Baker, E. L., Bentley, R., & lester, L. (2015). Residential mobility and the role of housing affordability in spatial sorting. In Papers of the Residential Mobility Working Wroup. Lisbon, Portugal.
2014 Baker, E., Lester, L., Bentley, R., Beer, A., Pevalin, D., & Whitehead, C. (2014). The Development and Testing of an Index of Housing Insults. In ENHR. Edinburgh.
2013 Lester, L., Baker, E., & Beer, A. (2013). The ROC and role of the 30% rule. In Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC13 (pp. 1-18). online: Curtin University.
2012 Baker, E., Beer, A., & Lester, L. (2012). Disability and the relative risk of homelessness: a quantitative exploration. In Proceedings of the 6th Housing Researchers' Conference (pp. 1-15). CD: The University of Adelaide.
2011 Beer, A., Baker, E., Wood, G., & Raftery, P. (2011). Gate-keeping and the impact of administrative processes in shaping access to housing assistance. In Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference (pp. 1-15). online: University of Auckland.
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2011 Beer, A., Baker, E., Wood, G., & Raftery, P. (2011). Is there a gradient to housing assistance in Australia?. In Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference (pp. 1-17). online: University of Auckland.
2011 Baker, E., Mason, K., Bentley, R., & Mallett, S. (2011). Evidence on the relationship between unaffordable housing and poor health. In Proceedings of the 2011 State of Australian Cities National Conference (pp. 1-10). online: ASCRN.
2009 Bentley, R., & Baker, E. (2009). Measuring the mental health effect of cumulative housing stress for men and women. In European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Prague 2009. Prague, Czech Republic.
2009 Baker, E., & Bentley, R. (2009). Whose health does poor housing affordability hurt more? Quantifying the mental health effect of housing stress for Australian men and women. In 4th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (pp. 0 pages). Sydney, Australia.
2009 Raftery, P., Beer, A., Baker, E., & Wood, G. (2009). Housing assistance and the life course: Comparing the effects of three interventions. In Proceedings of the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference; Global Recession: Regional Impact on Housing, Jobs, Health and Wellbeing (pp. 0 pages). London, UK.
2009 Beer, A., Raftery, P., & Baker, E. (2009). How does housing assistance improve the health and wellbeing of low income households?. In Proceedings of the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference; Global Recession: Regional Impact on Housing, Jobs, Health and Wellbeing (pp. 38-40). London, UK.
2009 Baker, E. (2009). On a journey from housing to health: Conceptual developments and challenges. In Proceedings of the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference; Global Recession: Regional Impact on Housing, Jobs, Health and Wellbeing (pp. 0 pages). London, UK..
2008 Slatter, M., Baker, E., Petrie, L., & Button, E. (2008). When ignorance is bliss? Community title and purchasers of 'affordable' housing. In Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Melbourne, June 2008 (pp. 0 pages). Melbourne, Vic., Australia.
2008 Flood, J., & Baker, E. (2008). Housing implications of social, spatial and structural change-key issues. In Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Melbourne, June 2008 (pp. 0 pages). Melbourne, Vic., Australia.
2008 Bentley, R., & Baker, E. (2008). Understanding the Health Effects of Housing: An Australian Mobility Approach. In Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Melbourne, June 2008 (pp. 0 pages). Melbourne, Vic., Australia.
2008 Baker, E., & Bentley, R. (2008). Changing House, Changing Health? Exploring Health Effects of Housing in Two Residential Contexts. In European Network of Housing Researchers Conference (pp. 0 pages).
2008 Baker, E., & Bentley, R. (2008). House, health and changing place: exploring the mental health effects of moving. In 2008 ANZRSAI/ARCRNSISS Conference (pp. 0 pages). Adelaide, South Australia.
2007 Baker, E. (2007). Housing and Health: Examining the Impacts of Generational Housing Reform on Vulnerable Urban Households. In State of Australian Cities Conference 2007 (pp. 1171-1185). South Australia: Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations.
2007 Baker, E. (2007). Generational reform: the health implications of housing change. In European Network of Housing Researchers Conference (pp. 0 pages). online.
2006 Baker, E., & Arthurson, K. (2006). Social Networks, Housing Quality or Residential Environment: What's More Important for the Wellbeing of Relocating Tenants. In ENHR 06: Housing in an Expanding Europe (pp. 0 pages). Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2000 Baker, E. (2000). Public Housing Relocation - A Re-examination and Proposed Approach. In Housing in the 21st Century: Fragmentation and Reorientation (pp. 22). Uppsala, Sweden: European Network for Housing Research.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Baker, E. L., Stone, W., Bentley, R., & Phibbs, P. (2017). Housing Australia’s children and young people: Toward an essential policy and intervention evidence base. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne.
2017 Bentley, R., Baker, E. L., Daniel, L., & Lester, L. (2017). Are there lifetime health effects of inadequate housing during childhood?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne.
2017 Daniel, L., Baker, E. L., & Lester, L. (2017). Material deprivation: Housing affordability risk made real. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne.
2016 Lange, J., Coffee, N., & Baker, E. (2016). Donut & Latte Densities - Analysing Urban Population Change Between Cities and Over Time. Poster session presented at the meeting of Spatial Information Day (SID) 2016. Adelaide, South Australia.
2016 Baker, E., Lester, L., Mason, K., & Bentley, R. (2016). Evidence on the long run health effects of unaffordable housing. Poster session presented at the meeting of European Netowrk of Housing Researchers. Belfast, Ireland.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2018 Baker, E., Daniel, L. R., Bentley, R., Pawson, H., Stone, W., Rajagopalan, P., . . . Randolph, B. (2018). The Australian Housing Conditions: Technical Report. University of Adelaide, The - Healthy Cities Research.
2017 Baker, E. (2017). Australia's Demand for Housing: Housing Australia (Ch. 3). Melbourne: CEDA.
2014 Peters, K., Thredgold, C., & Baker, E. (2014). Informing Future Development in Kilburn and Blair Athol.
2013 Baker, E. L., Lester, L., Beer, A., & Bunce, D. (2013). Households responses to declining housing affordability. University of Adelaide.
2013 Beer, A., Synnot, C., Baker, E., Slatter, M., Womersley, R., Talbot, C., & Wilson, G. (2013). Working to 'Turn off the Tap' : The role of frontline services in addressing homelessness. 2013 (Australia): Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse. Online: Department for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
2011 Mallett, S., Bentley, R., Baker, E., Mason, K., Keys, D., Kolar, V., & Krnjacki, L. (2011). Precarious housing and health inequalities: what are the links?: summary report. Hanover Welfare Services, University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide, Melbourne Citymission.
2010 Flood, J., & Baker, E. (2010). Housing implications of economic, social and spatial change: AHURI Final Report No. 150. www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download: AHURI.
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2009 Flood, J., & Baker, E. (2009). Housing implications of economic, social, and spatial change - key issues: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Report. No. 116 (paper no. 116). www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download: AHURI.
2008 Beer, A., Tually, S., Faulkner, D., Baker, E., & Cutler, C. (2008). Aspirations and Expectations of Older Age Cohorts in South Australia, Research Report Stage 3, Qualitative Outcomes.

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2017 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
Title: Forget heatwaves, our cold houses are much more likely to kill us
Authors: Daniel L, Baker EL
Publisher URL: https://theconversation.com/au
Place of publication: The Conversation
Publication date: 31 August 2017
Extent: 1000 words
Source URL: https://theconversation.com/
ERA Research Statement - 2000 character limit: unsure
Record created at source: 31 August 2017
2016 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
Title: Good Quality Housing in Australia? Get Real!
Authors: Baker EL, Bentley R, Beer A
Editors: Farrer A
Publisher: Shelter NSW
Publisher URL: http://www.shelternsw.org.au/
Place of publication: Sydney
Publication date: 26 October 2016
Pagination: 1-4
Journal: Around the House
ISSN: 1448-7942
Extent: 4
Record created at source: 2 November 2016
2016 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
Title: Density, sprawl, growth: how Australian cities have changed in the last 30 years
Authors: Baker EL, Coffee N, Lange J
Place of publication: The Conversation
Publication date: 28 September 2016
Extent: article
Source URL: http://theconversation.com/
Record created at source: 2 October 2016
2016 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
Title: Housing: the hidden health intervention
Authors: Bentley R, Baker E, Reeves A
Publisher URL: https://theconversation.com/housing-the-hidden-health-intervention-65465
Place of publication: The Conversation
Publication date: 21 October 2016
Journal: The Conversation
Extent: https://theconversation.com/housing-the-hidden-health-intervention-65465
Record created at source: 30 October 2016
2016 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
Title: Why 100 years without slum housing in Australia is coming to an end
Authors: Baker E, beer A, Bentley R
Place of publication: The Conversation
Publication date: 25 August 2016
Extent: Cities feature
Record created at source: 20 September 2016
2016 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 3 Written work
Title: By 2030, ‘no Australian child will be living in poverty’ – why can’t we promise that?
Authors: Baker E, Stone W, Ralston L, Phibbs P, Bentley R
Place of publication: The Conversation
Publication date: 7 September 2016
Extent: Cities feature
Record created at source: 20 September 2016

Recent Grant Funding 

Baker, E, Beer, A, Zillante, G, London, K, Bentley, R, Hulse, K, Pawson, H,, Randolph, B, Ridley, Stone, W, An Australian Housing Condition Data Infrastructure, ARC LEIF grant,

Baker, E, Improving the health and wellbeing of poorly housed Australians: understanding and responding to multiple housing deficit, ARC FUTURE FELLOWSHIP.

Baker, E, Beer, A, Bentley, R, Pevalin, D, Whitehead, C Pathways to Health and Wellbeing through Housing: A new Causal Understanding of Relationships, Processes and Interventions.ARC DISCOVERY PROJECT.

Bentley R, Baker E, Mallett S, LaMontagne A, Beer A, Kavanagh A, Keys D, Kolar V. New directions in health inequalities research: Understanding the intersection between housing, employment and health in Australia ARC LINKAGE PROJECT.

Kavanagh AM, Bentley R, LaMontagne A, Baker E, Beer A. The importance of gender and socioeconomic disadvantage for the mental health of people living with disabilities. ARC LINKAGE PROJECT.

Beer, A, Baker, E., Wood, G. Housing Assistance and the Life Course: Understanding the Impact of Policy Alternatives, ARC LINKAGE PROJECT. 

 

    Recent teaching

    2016, Architecture and Planning Development Studio, University of Adelaide.

    2014, Convenor and lecturer, Geographic Information Systems, University of Adelaide.

    Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Principal Supervisor Towards Understanding the Role of the Adelaide Park Lands in the 21st Century Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr James William Daly

    Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Consolidating the Australian Dream: Reconfiguring the Multi-Unit Housing Network Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jasmine Samantha Palmer

    Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2009 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Precarious housing, psychological wellbeing and mobility Flinders University of South Australia Doctorate Full Time Janet Adkins
    2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Psychology and sociology of adjustment to retrenchment in the automotive industry Flinders University of South Australia Doctorate Full Time Hans (Johannes) Pieters
    2005 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Growing old in non-metropolitan regions: Intentions and realities from South Australia and Northern Ireland Flinders University of South Australia Doctorate Amity James

    Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2014 - ongoing Member Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning Reference Committee University of Adelaide Australia

    Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2000 - ongoing Member European Network of Housing Researchers Netherlands

    Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Coordinator, Residential Context of Health Working Group European Network of Housing Researchers Sweden
    Position
    ARC Future Fellow
    Phone
    83134851
    Fax
    8313 4377
    Campus
    North Terrace
    Building
    Horace Lamb Building, floor 5
    Room Number
    5 33
    Org Unit
    School of Architecture & Built Environment

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