Associate Professor Emma Baker
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.
|2014||Associate Professor||University of Adelaide|
|2017 - 2017||Award||Executive Deans Commendation Award for Research|
|2016 - 2018||Award||Executive Deans Award for Excellence in Research|
|2015||Award||2015 Executive Deans Award for Excellence in Research||University of Adelaide|
|2015||Award||2015 Berry award for Excellence in Housing Research|
|2014||Award||Executive Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Research||University of Adelaide|
|2011||Nomination||VicHealth Award for outstanding achievements and innovative contributions to health promotion||VicHealth|
|2006||Award||Australian Housing Minister’s Early Career Researcher Award|
|1998 - 2002||University of Adelaide||Australia||PhD|
|2017||Pevalin, D. J., 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.
|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, 567-567.
|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, i-60.
|2017||Baker, E. & Lester, L. (2017). Multiple housing problems: A view through the housing niche lens. Cities, 62, 146-151.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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||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.
|2015||Baker, E., Mason, K. & Bentley, R. (2015). Measuring housing affordability: a longitudinal approach. Urban Policy and Research, 33, 3, 275-290.
|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.
|2015||Baker, E. L. & bentley, R. (2015). You call that affordable? How our thinking on housing has become skewed. The Guardian, -.|
|2015||Baker, E. L. & Bentley, R. (2015). 'Slippers’ and ‘stickers’: the hidden victims of rising house prices. The Conversation, -.|
|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.
|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.
|2013||Baker, E., Lester, L. & Beer, A. (2013). Housing assistance: exploring benefits beyond shelter. Sage Open, 3, 3, 1-10.
|2013||Baker, E., Bentley, R. & Mason, K. (2013). The mental health effects of housing tenure: causal or compositional?. Urban Studies, 50, 2, 426-442.
|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.
|2012||Baker, E. & Arthurson, K. (2012). Housing, place or social networks: What's more important for relocating tenants?. Australian Planner, 49, 4, 315-326.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|2007||Baker, E. & Arthurson, K. (2007). Housing, place or social networks: What's more important for relocating tenants?. Australian Planner, 44, 4, 28-35.
|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 (pp. n/a-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 (pp. 103-120). United Kingdom: Routledge.
|2017||Baker, E. L., Lester, L., Mason, K. & Bentley, R. (2017). The exposure dynamics of housing affordability problems. 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. European Network of Housing Researchers. 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. European Network of Housing Researchers. Edinburgh.|
|2013||Lester, L., Baker, E. & Beer, A. (2013). The ROC and role of the 30% rule. Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference. Fremantle.|
|2012||Baker, E., Beer, A. & Lester, L. (2012). Disability and the relative risk of homelessness: a quantitative exploration. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC). 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. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC). Auckland.|
|2011||Beer, A., Baker, E., Wood, G. & Raftery, P. (2011). Is there a gradient to housing assistance in Australia?. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC). Auckland.|
|2011||Baker, E., Mason, K., Bentley, R. & Mallett, S. (2011). Evidence on the relationship between unaffordable housing and poor health. State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference. Melbourne.|
|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. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Sydney, Australia.|
|2009||Baker, E. (2009). On a journey from housing to health: Conceptual developments and challenges. Regional Studies Association Winter Conference. London, UK..|
|2009||Raftery, P., Beer, A., Baker, E. & Wood, G. (2009). Housing assistance and the life course: Comparing the effects of three interventions. Regional Studies Association Winter Conference. London, UK.|
|2009||Bentley, R. & Baker, E. (2009). Measuring the mental health effect of cumulative housing stress for men and women. European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Prague. Prague, Czech Republic.|
|2009||Beer, A., Raftery, P. & Baker, E. (2009). How does housing assistance improve the health and wellbeing of low income households?. Regional Studies Association Winter Conference. London, UK.|
|2008||Baker, E. & Bentley, R. (2008). Changing House, Changing Health? Exploring Health Effects of Housing in Two Residential Contexts. European Network of Housing Researchers Conference.|
|2008||Slatter, M., Baker, E., Petrie, L. & Button, E. (2008). When ignorance is bliss? Community title and purchasers of 'affordable' housing. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne, Vic., Australia.|
|2008||Bentley, R. & Baker, E. (2008). Understanding the Health Effects of Housing: An Australian Mobility Approach. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne, Vic., Australia.|
|2008||Flood, J. & Baker, E. (2008). Housing implications of social, spatial and structural change-key issues. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne, Vic., Australia.|
|2008||Baker, E. & Bentley, R. (2008). House, health and changing place: exploring the mental health effects of moving. ANZRSAI/ARCRNSISS ConferencePeople, Place and Space. Adelaide, South Australia.|
|2007||Baker, E. (2007). Generational reform: the health implications of housing change. European Network of Housing Researchers Conference. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.|
|2007||Baker, E. (2007). Housing and Health: Examining the Impacts of Generational Housing Reform on Vulnerable Urban Households. State of Australian Cities National Conference. Adelaide.|
|2006||Baker, E. & Arthurson, K. (2006). Social Networks, Housing Quality or Residential Environment: What's More Important for the Wellbeing of Relocating Tenants. ENHR 06: Housing in an Expanding Europe. Ljubljana, Slovenia.|
|2000||Baker, E. (2000). Public Housing Relocation - A Re-examination and Proposed Approach. Housing in the 21st Century: Fragmentation and Reorientation. Gavle, Sweden.|
|2017||Daniel, L., Baker, E. L. & Lester, L. (2017). Material deprivation: Housing affordability risk made real. Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne.|
|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. 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?. 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. 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. European Netowrk of Housing Researchers. Belfast, Ireland.|
|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, CEDA, Melbourne,|
|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), Department for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Online,|
|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, www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download,|
|2009||Flood, J. & Baker, E., (2009). Housing implications of economic, social, and spatial change - key issues, AHURI, www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download,|
|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,|
|2017||Daniel, L. & Baker, E. L., (2017). Forget heatwaves, our cold houses are much more likely to kill us, The Conversation,|
|2016||Baker, E., Stone, W., Ralston, L., Phibbs, P. & Bentley, R., (2016). By 2030, ‘no Australian child will be living in poverty’ – why can’t we promise that?, The Conversation,|
|2016||Bentley, R., Baker, E. & Reeves, A., (2016). Housing: the hidden health intervention, The Conversation,|
|2016||Baker, E. L., Coffee, N. & Lange, J., (2016). Density, sprawl, growth: how Australian cities have changed in the last 30 years, The Conversation,|
|2016||Baker, E., beer, A. & Bentley, R., (2016). Why 100 years without slum housing in Australia is coming to an end, The Conversation,|
|2016||Baker, E. L., Bentley, R. & Beer, A., (2016). Good Quality Housing in Australia? Get Real!, Sydney, Shelter NSW,|
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.
2016, Architecture and Planning Development Studio, University of Adelaide.
2014, Convenor and lecturer, Geographic Information Systems, University of Adelaide.
- Amity James - Growing Old in Non metropolitan Regions, (awarded December 2009)
- Janet Adkins - Precarious Housing, Psychological Wellbeing and Mobility: Imposition or Enhancement? (awarded August 2011)
- Johannes Pieters - Exploring the process of adjustment to retrenchment: Putting home in its place (awarded October 2012)
- Jasmine Palmer – Unlocking the black-box of medium density housing provision in Australia (current).
|2000 - ongoing||Member||European Network of Housing Researchers||Netherlands|
|Date||Role||Board name||Institution name||Country|
|2014 - ongoing||Member||Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning Reference Committee||University of Adelaide||Australia|
|2016 - ongoing||Coordinator, Residential Context of Health Working Group||European Network of Housing Researchers||Sweden|