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Research capacity building

AHURI research capacity building measures are designed to benefit students and academics by building depth in their fields of research. They include Postgraduate Scholarship Top-ups, Postgraduate Symposium and Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up

AHURI offers the NHRP Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up to assist students in their housing and urban research. Top-ups are only available to students of AHURI's partner universities.

In addition to funding, scholars are expected to attend the annual two-day AHURI Postgraduate Symposium, in which they are invited to present and discuss their research with peers and leading housing and urban researchers.

  • Current postgraduate scholars

    Mavis Boamah, Swinburne University of Technology
    Access and Experiences of housing and education among young African refugees resettled in Australia

    Ryan Brierty, Curtin University
    Intergenerational wealth transfers, the housing ladder and subjective well-being in Australia

    Andrew Copolov, Monash University
    Solidarity Infrastructure: incorporating key worker amenity into infrastructure networks

    Tmnit Halefom, Swinburne University of Technology
    Working from home as a practice reshaping travel behaviour and engagement with cities: exploring the conditions for WFH as a catalyst for sustainability or for rebound?

    Fang Han, University of Sydney
    Understanding spatial variation in health: the role of housing and neighbourhood conditions

    Fiona Hoegh-Guldberg, RMIT University
    Exploring the synergies and trade-offs of Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design (BSUD) Onsets for Climate Change mitigation and human wellbeing

    Yi-Ya Hsu, University of New South Wales
    Volumetric Sydney: Progress toward sustainable floor space mix

    Shadi Jamialahmadi, University of Adelaide
    Building design features that influence thermal behavior and well-being of low socioeconomic older people

    Samantha Lombard, University of Tasmania
    Unaccounted for: Capturing the lived experiences of Tasmanian young people lost from our educational system

    Alysson Lucas, University of Sydney
    Re-design for sustainability: adopting a circular economy approach to ageing apartment building transformation

    Elizabeth Makin, University of New South Wales
    Mattering, Unsettling, Co-Becoming: The (Re)generative Ecocultural Potential of Cohousing Communities

    Saba Marjani, Monash University
    Transition to zero-emissions precincts through deep renovation of existing homes

    Lahiru Peduruhewa, RMIT University
    Integrating life cycle emissions and end-of-life potential of building elements for optimised asset management of the built environment

    Elizabeth Richardson, University of Tasmania
    Mothering in homelessness: health and housing needs of pregnant and new mothers experiencing homelessness in Tasmania

    Hamidreza Sakhaei, University of South Australia
    Quantifying Memory and Cognition in Virtual Environments: capturing the psychophysiological impacts of parametric spaces on the design process

    David Vivian, Curtin University
    Intergenerational Transfers and Housing Outcomes


    Adam Crowe, Curtin University
    Innovation in Australia’s private rental sector 

Housing Postdoctoral Fellowship

The AHURI NHRP Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to develop the careers of scholars in housing, homelessness and urban policy research. Fellowships are offered every three years, or at the discretion of the AHURI board. They are available to scholars of AHURI's NHRP partner universities.

The current recipient of our fellowship is:

Adam Crowe — AHURI Research Centre, Curtin University, Innovation in Australia’s private rental sector 

Get in touch

Interested in finding out more about the National Housing Research Program? 

Contact a member of our team. 

Ph: +61 3 9660 2300