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Professor Wendy Stone

Swinburne University of Technology

Wendy Stone

Wendy Stone is Professor of Housing and Social Policy in the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University of Technology. Wendy conducts research at the intersection of people’s housing needs and aspirations, the adequacy of available housing, and the policy development and innovation needed to address housing gaps.
With a commitment to inclusive public policy and the social value of housing, Wendy has made a significant contribution to Australian housing evidence-base. Other high-impact research includes: ‘Ageing in a Housing Crisis: older people’s housing insecurity and homelessness in Australia’ on behalf of the Housing for the Aged Action Group; ‘Private Rental Access Project: “Excluded from the Start” analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tenants’ experiences of private rental housing, for the Office of the Residential Tenancies Commissioner, Victoria; and current analyses of young women and gender diverse people’s housing experiences and solutions for YWCA, and housing interventions for young people at risk of homelessness for Kids Under Cover.
Wendy is Chief Investigator to the ARC ‘Australian Housing Monitor’ (2022-2024) study;  ARC-funded investigation ‘Articulating the Value of Housing Co-operatives’ in the community housing sector; and ARC Discovery Project ‘Precarious housing and wellbeing’.
Wendy has previously held senior roles at the Australian Institute of Family Studies and AHURI.