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Research capacity building

Our research capacity building measures are designed to assist students and academics in their studies and build depth in their fields of research. They include a Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up, Postgraduate Symposium and Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Postgraduate scholarship top-up

We offer a Housing Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up to assist postgraduate students in their housing and urban research.

The top-up amount is $7000 for current holders of Australian Research Council, university or other similar postgraduate scholarships. Top-ups are only available to students of AHURI's National Housing Research Program partner universities.

Scholarship top up applications are currently open for Australian postgraduate students conducting research on housing and urban issues. The top-up guidelines and application forms are available here.

  • Current postgraduate scholars

    Anthony Broese van Groenou, University of Tasmania
    Household Energy transition in Tasmania

    Christopher Batt, University of Tasmania
    What is Australian housing policy?

    Fadzai Chikwava, Curtin University
    Resilience, Mental health, Wellbeing and Homelessness of Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care

    Claire Daniel, University of New South Wales
    Design of a Responsive Digital Planning Framework

    Liam Davies, RMIT University
    The State, markets, and the state of housing market: A case study of housing affordability in Victoria

    Anita Frairuz, University of South Australia
    Analysis of the factors influencing housing decisions of immigrants in Australia

    Sukanya Rupa Ganguli, University of New South Wales
    An institutional analysis of high density housing production

    Zoe Goodall, Swinburne University of Technology 
    Accommodating share-house tenants: policy and technology

    Philip Graus, University of New South Wales
    An examination of how urban design thinking has influenced metropolitan plan making and implementation

    Nestor Guity, Swinburne University of Technology
    Collaborative housing and just cities in comparative context: Australia and Honduras

    Ben Haman, University of Tasmania
    Former Slum Dwellers, Urban Integration, and the Impact of the Ville Sans Bidonville Program: A case study in Casablanca, Morocco

    Joseph Harvey, University of New South Wales
    Urbanisation, wellbeing and green infrastructure

    Jack Hewton, Curtin University
    Housing, health and wellbeing: unpacking a complex multi-dimensional relationship

    Laura Hodgson, University of South Australia
    The impact of Airbnb on New South Wales housing markets

    Ella Horton, University of Tasmania
    Place Based Initiatives as a Policy Response to Housing Inequality and Social Marginalisation: A case study of the Social Impact Programs in the neighbourhood of Bridgewater/Gagebrook, Tasmania

    Alhassan Ibrahim, University of South Australia
    Green infrastructure for decentralized flood management: re-conceptualizing rainwater as a resource

    Laura James, University of Adelaide
    Housing and inequality in the twenty first century

    Felipe Jara, RMIT University
    Impact of window typologies on the indoor environmental quality in high-rise social housing

    Matthew Kelly, University of New South Wales
    Recognition and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the NSW Planning system

    Alexandra Kleeman, RMIT University
    Neighbouring behaviour and loneliness in apartment buildings: the impact of communal areas

    Martin Larbi, University of Adelaide
    Green Urbanism: Towards an operational framework and application to cities

    Rachel Maguire, Swinburne University of Technology
    The right to resist: theorising resident opposition to the Public Housing Renewal Program in Melbourne, Australia

    Larissa Martins, University of Adelaide
    Understanding comfort and wellbeing of older Australians using occupant-centric models

    Armin Mehdipour, University of Adelaide
    Achieving the Sustainable Development of Brownfield Sites; an Application to the Iranian Context

    Sara Mirhadi, University of South Australia
    Place Attachment in Transition; A Critical Evaluation of Design Elements and Human Perceptions of Migrants' Houses in Australia

    Ananya Mujamdar, RMIT University
    Power to the people: Integrating energy justice into housing decarbonisation transitions in Australia

    Hector Padilla, RMIT University
    Housing energy efficiency transitions (HEET): Scaling up affordable retrofit services

    Christopher Phelps, Curtin University
    Heterogeneous Patterns of Dwelling Price Growth across Neighbourhoods with Australian Cities

    Melissa Pineda Pinto, Swinburne University of Technology
    Designing Ecologically Just Cities by Effectively Enhancing Green Infrastructure's Multifuntionality

    Jessica Porter, University of South Australia
    Local Government and affordable housing provision in Australian regional cities

    Marziyeh Riazi, University of Tasmania
    Everyday multiculturalism in contemporary Australia

    Susan Rouch, RMIT University
    Settling in and making  home: understanding early tenancy loss among chronically disadvantaged single adults in social housing

    Philip Soos, Swinburne University of Technology
    Control Fraud and Risk in the Australian Housing and Mortgage markets

    Paul Stolz, Swinburne University of Technology
    Crowding, Risk and Homelessness:  A Study of Socio-Spatial Relations

    Charmine Thredgold, University of Adelaide
    Radical housing renovators and rule makers: the early days of rebellious retrofitting

    Reg Wade, University of New South Wales
    Automated development feasibility modelling and infrastructure sequencing in next-generation decision support tools for strategic planning

    Julianna Walton, University of Sydney
    Disconnectivity: transport infrastructure assessment and the integration of transport and land use planning

    Zahra Yousefi, University of South Australia
    The Role of Local Government in Promoting Active Travel for Older Residents

    Zhuoran Zhang, Curtin University
    The Analysis of Micro Property Data

Housing postdoctoral fellowship

We offer a Housing Postdoctoral Fellowship to help develop the careers of scholars in housing, homelessness and urban policy research. Fellowships are offered every three years or at the discretion of the board.  They are available to students of AHURI's National Housing Research Program partner universities.

The current recipient of our fellowship is:

  • Adam Crowe — AHURI Research Centre, Curtin University, Innovation in Australia’s private rental sector 
  • Catherine Gilbert — AHURI Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Fixing the housing system: implementing national housing policy and urban reform

Postgraduate symposium

We organise and fund an annual two-day AHURI Postgraduate Symposium where postgraduate top-up scholars are invited to present and discuss their research with peers and leading housing and urban researchers.

For more information email research@ahuri.edu.au

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