Victoria Cornell

Dr Victoria Cornell

AHURI Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


Victoria Cornell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Adelaide. Her research is investigating the implications of new policy reforms in aged care on housing policy and agencies, specifically as relates to older people on low incomes and living in precarious housing situations. The research seeks to optimise outcomes for older people in the context of choice, independence, housing security, participation in community life and wellbeing; and improve older people’s futures by ensuring their housing and aged care needs are met in tandem.

Victoria’s broader research interests include issues of vulnerability, resilience, community wellbeing and ageing; with an interest in reshaping academic debate and policy against the significant demographic changes we have started to experience, and will continue to experience, with an ageing population.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 AHURI Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Research Associate University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2014 Principal Project Officer South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission
    2011 - 2011 National Consultant Disaster Recovery State Recovery Office
    2010 - 2010 Policy Manager Department of the Premier and Cabinet
    2008 - 2014 Principal Project Manager State Recovery Office
    2006 - 2008 Senior Project Officer Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA)
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award University of Adelaide 2016 Faculty Research Active Grants Scheme (Faculty of Arts) Grant
    2016 Research Award Federal Minister's Award for Early Career Housing Researcher 2016
    2015 Fellowship ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme
    2015 Fellowship 2015 Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2014 Flinders University Australia PhD
    1990 - 1993 University of Glamorgan United Kingdom BSc Honours
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2008 Department for Families and Communities College fo Certificate III in Government
    2007 Australian Emergency Management Institute, Victori Introduction to Emergency Management for Local Government; Business Continuity Management; Undertake
    2006 SA Country Fire Service Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System
    2004 Canterbury Christ Church University College, Thane Certificate in Management Studies
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Cornell, V. (2019). What are the policy and program implications of individual budget style service models for low-income older renters?. Australasian journal on ageing.
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    2019 Cornell, V. (2019). Housing implications of individual budget home care models for older renters: an Australian case study. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 33(1), 16-30.
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    2018 Cornell, V. (2018). Will housing tenure drive unequal outcomes for Consumer-Directed Care recipients?. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(2), E68-E73.
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    2017 Wiesel, I., Fisher, K., & Cornell, V. (2017). How will the new Specialist Disability Accommodation rules impact choice and control?. Aroung the HOuse - Shelter NSW, 109(June), 35-37.
    2016 Cornell, V. (2016). Community health, aged care and a stable home: an important relationship. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 23(7), 43.
    2016 Anikeeva, O., Cornell, V., Steenkamp, M., & Arbon, P. (2016). Opportunities for general practitioners to enhance disaster preparedness among vulnerable patients. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(4), 283-287.
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    2016 Arbon, P., Steenkamp, M., Cornell, V., Cusack, L., & Gebbie, K. (2016). Measuring disaster resilience in communities and households: Pragmatic tools developed in Australia. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 7(2), 201-215.
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    2015 Cornell, V., Beer, A., Faulkner, D., Karnon, J., & Beilby, J. (2015). Study highlights CDC improvements. Australian Ageing Agenda Community Care Review.
    2015 Cornell, V. (2015). Aged care reform and precarious housing: does tenure affect the services received?. Parity, 28(6), 5-6.
    2015 Cornell, V. (2015). What do older people's life experiences tell us about emergency preparedness?. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 30(1), 27-30.
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    2014 Thompson, K., Every, D., Rainbird, S., Cornell, V., Smith, B., & Trigg, J. (2014). No pet or their person left behind: increasing the disaster resilience of vulnerable groups through animal attachment, activities and networks. Animals, 4(2), 214-240.
    DOI Europe PMC6
    2014 Rokkas, P., Cornell, V., & Steenkamp, M. (2014). Disaster preparedness and response: challenges for Australian public health nurses - a literature review. Nursing & Health Sciences, 16(1), 60-66.
    DOI WoS6 Europe PMC4
    2013 Cornell, V., Cusack, L., & Arbon, P. (2013). Older People and Disaster Preparedness: a Literature Review. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 27(3), 49-53.
    2012 Cornell, V., Cusack, L., & Arbon, P. (2012). Older people and disaster preparedness : a literature review. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 27(3), 49-53.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Faulkner, D., Tually, S., & Cornell, V. (2019). Housing vulnerable populations in Australia and beyond. In M. Moos (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Housing (pp. 131-150). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2017 Cornell, V. (2017). Disaster preparedness in older people: a case study from Australia. In A. Awotana (Ed.), Planning for community-based disaster resilience worldwide: learning from case studies on six continents (pp. 373-388). United Kingdom: Routledge.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2014 Cornell, V., Cusack, L., & Arbon, P. (2014). What do older people's life experiences tell us about emergency preparedness?. In Proceedings of the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - The Role of Science, Technology and Practice, IDRC Davos 2014 (pp. 171-175). online: Global Risk Forum (GRF).
    2013 PDM volume 28 issue S1 Cover and Back matter (2013). In Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Vol. 28 (pp. b1-b8).
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Cornell, V. (2017). How life experiences influence feelings of emergency preparedness in older people. Poster session presented at the meeting of Innovation in Aging. San Francisco.
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    2017 Cornell, V., Barrie, H., & Byles, J. (2017). Late-life changes in housing: choices, constraints and impacts on care. Poster session presented at the meeting of Innovation in Aging. San Francisco.
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    2017 Cornell, V., Faulkner, D., Byles, J., Tavener, M., Kingdon-Barbosa, S., & Iso, S. (2017). Pre-conference workshop – ‘Late life changes in housing: choices, enablers and barriers to ageing in place’. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Association of Gerontology 2017 National Conference. Perth.
    2017 Cornell, V. (2017). Aged care choice and control: what about the older renters?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Association of Gerontology 2017 National Conference. Perth.
    2017 Cornell, V., & Wiesel, I. (2017). Poster - Housing Implications of the NDIS and Home Care Packages. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Association of Gerontology 2017 National Conference. Perth.
    2016 Cornell, V. (2016). Exploring the impacts of the aged care reforms – will they help low income older renters age in place?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
    2015 Cornell, V. (2015). CDC in Australia: Consumer and Provider Attitudes. Poster session presented at the meeting of ACSA IAHSA Joint International Conference. Perth.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2017 Cornell, V., Faulkner, D., Thredgold, C., Beer, A., Beilby, J., & Karnon, J. (2017). The Rise of the Consumer: engagement of older people with consumer directed care, Preliminary Findings, ARC Linkage Project LP130100045. Adelaide: The University of South Australia.
    2015 Cornell, V., Faulkner, D., Beer, A., Karnon, J., & Beilby, J. (2015). The Rise of the Consumer: Engagement of Older People with Consumer Directed, report of service provider online survey.
    2014 Lester, L., Cornell, V., & Beer, A. (2014). Victorian social housing: a profile.
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2018 Cornell, V., Clark, A., & Mussared, J. (2018). Where's the map? Navigating Australia’s Housing and Aged Care Systems. Pro Bono Australia.
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Chair AAG Housing and Built Environment Special Interest Group
    2016 - ongoing Member City of Unley Active Ageing Alliance City of Unley
    2015 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Gerontology SA Division
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Gerontology
    2014 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Gerontology Australia
  • Position: AHURI Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Phone: 83131282
  • Email: victoria.cornell@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 1
  • Room: 1 27
  • Org Unit: Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning

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