Professor Hal Pawson

Director of the AHURI Research Centre—The University of New South Wales

Professor Hal PawsonProfessor Hal Pawson took on this role upon joining UNSW's City Futures Research Centre in 2011 as Professor Housing Research and Policy. His key interests include private rental housing, social housing governance and management, and urban renewal. Before moving to Sydney, Hal was a member of the AHURI international expert panel. Subsequently he has led several major AHURI-funded projects and contributed to many more.

From 1995–2011 Hal worked at Heriot-Watt University and retains a Visiting Professorship in the University’s Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate. Here, he led numerous government-funded national studies covering both England and Scotland. His latest co-authored book, After council housing: Britain’s new social landlords was published in 2010. Hal is also an Honorary Associate of Sheffield University’s Department of Town and Regional Planning, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Housing, and Managing Editor (Australasia) for the international journal Housing Studies.