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Recognising excellence in housing research

Housing researchers recognised

28 Feb 2016

Housing researchers from Swinburne University and The University of Adelaide have been recognised with awards at the recent Australasian Housing Researchers Conference in Auckland.

Respected academic Professor Kath Hulse was awarded the Professor Mike Berry Award for Excellence in Housing Research for her paper ‘Renting in a home owning society: Disaster, Deviance or Diversity?’

The paper provided a nuanced understanding of private renters in Australia, their housing aspirations and motives, and builds on the very significant body of research Prof Hulse has led examining the private rental system.

Known as The Berry, the award is presented each year for the best piece of new research at the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference and honours the outstanding contribution made by Professor Mike Berry to the affordable housing sector in Australia

The Federal Minister’s Early Career Housing Researcher Award, which is sponsored by AHURI and recognises an up and coming housing researcher, was also awarded at the conference.

Dr Victoria Cornell from the Centre for Housing Urban and Regional Planning at The University of Adelaide was this year’s recipient for her paper ‘Exploring the impacts of the aged care reforms – will they help low income older renters age in place?’

Dr Cornell’s presentation, based on her current PHD studies examined the housing implications of consumer-directed care reforms for older people with a focus on independence, housing security, participation in community life and wellbeing.

Find out more about the AHURI research awards.