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Dr Michael Fotheringham

Managing Director

Michael Fotheringham

Michael is a research and policy development specialist with extensive experience in housing, homelessness, and urban policy, as well as community and health service planning. He has expertise in building research programs and policy agendas with not-for-profit, government and academic organisations.

After joining the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute in 2014, he has led the Institute since 2017 and is responsible for setting the national research agenda, leading the curation of an internationally lauded policy research evidence base on housing, homelessness and urban issues.

Michael is a non-executive director of Homelessness Australia, and currently serves on a variety of expert advisory panels including the Australian Government’s Cities Reference Group, the Housing Supply Expert Panel, the ANZSOG Research Council, the Social Policy Research Centre Advisory Board, and the Homes for Homes Housing Advisory Group.

Michael provides expert advice to Commonwealth and State Ministers, regularly gives testimony and guidance to parliamentary and government inquiries, and is sought for evidence-informed advice by senior policy makers in Australia and internationally. He is an in-demand facilitator and conference speaker, and an experienced media spokesperson.

Contact Michael


t: +61 3 9660 2300

m: +61 402 413 842