Dr Hazel Easthope
Director of the AHURI Research Centre—The University of New South Wales
Dr Hazel Easthope holds a Australian Research Council Future Fellowship supporting her research on the unique challenges of apartment living and strata title ownership, which aims to provide proposals to support better outcomes for residents and the broader community.
Dr Easthope has been working in the area of housing and urban research for over a decade.
Since joining the City Futures Research Centre at The University of New South Wales in 2007, she has undertaken research examining private rental housing, home ownership and social housing.
Much of her research has focused on housing and planning policy, residential decision-making, residential satisfaction and the meaning of home.
In recent years, her research focus has been on higher density living and the governance and management of attached properties (apartments and townhouses), especially strata titled properties.
She regularly consults with government, community and peak body stakeholders and undertook a six-month secondment with the City of Sydney Council in 2011.