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Dr Angela Spinney

Senior Lecturer/ Senior Research Fellow - Course Convenor of the Swinburne Post-Graduate Housing Courses
PhD, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Biography


Dr Angela Spinney is a highly experienced policy orientated and action researcher specialising in the marginally housed, social and affordable housing, and the housing consequences of domestic and family violence. She is a leading Australian authority on the concepts, policy and practice implications of homelessness prevention for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence, and has led several international research projects on these topics.

In 2015, Dr Spinney appeared as an expert witness at the Royal Commission on Family Violence and was delighted that her recommendation to the commission regarding the expansion of Safe at Home measures to prevent women and children becoming homeless were accepted. In April 2016 the Victorian Government committed $10 million to implementing these measures.

Dr Spinney convenes the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Social Science (Housing Management and Policy). She was the Chief Investigator on the Salvation Army Tasmania's action research project "Safe from the Start" which won the Australian National Crime Prevention and Reduction Award in 2011, and which has received national and international acclaim. She has also been a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (UK) since 1996 and the Australasian Housing Institute since 2009.

Research interests

Housing and Urban Studies; Sociology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Housing and affordability: Australia is confronting a range of severe housing problems including affordability, homelessness, shortages of supply, indigenous issues and fitting new housing into existing cities. We are looking to initiate research projects on the causes of these housing problems, their impacts, opportunities for new forms of urban housing and the need for reform in public and private housing.

Fields of Research

  • Urban And Regional Planning - 120500
  • Sociology - 160800

Teaching areas

Housing and Urban Studies

Awards

  • 2016, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award , Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016, Swinburne, Dean’s Award Outstanding Researcher , Swinburne University of Technology

Publications

Also published as: Spinney, Angela; Spinney, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Kids Under Cover - 'Long Term Studio Impact' *; Kids Under Cover
  • 2018: An effective homelessness system for older Australians *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: Inquiry into an effective homelessness services system *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: Redesign of a homelessness services system for young people *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: Renewable Energy Retrofitting and Energy Poverty in Low-income households *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions
  • 2018: Supporting families effectively through the homelessness services system *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2017: Mid-life Australians and the housing aspirations gap *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2017: Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Young Australians and the housing aspirations gap *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2016: AHURI top-up scholarship - Paul Stolz "An investigation of overcrowding as a risk of homelessness or a form of homelessness" *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2016: Development of Housing Plus Practice Frameworks (RCP 116) *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2016: Overcrowding households: A risk of homelessness or form of homelessness *; Kids Under Cover
  • 2016: Toward a capabilities approach in housing and homelessness service delivery: recent developments and their implications *; Brotherhood of St Laurence Fund Scheme
  • 2015: Building Australias affordable housing industry capacity:a review and pointers for a road-map *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2015: Exploration of Tools to Assist Mainstream Agencies in Identifying Women and Children Experiencing Family Violence to Better Facilitate Effective Early Intervention and Support Responses *; Wesley Mission
  • 2015: National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective 'safe at home' programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic *; ANROWS Research Priorities Grants
  • 2015: The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2015: The impact of mixed funding sources on homelessness support for Indigenous Australians *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2014: Identifying effective arrangement for tenancy management service delivery to remote Indigenous communities. *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2012: C.A.L.D. Safe from the Start *; Migrant Resource Centre research
  • 2012: Workforce training for the Homelessness Sector *; Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention program
  • 2011: Safe from the start - Tasmanian Aboriginal project *; The Salvation Army
  • 2010: A community study of early intervention for at-risk young people - 'The Geelong Study' *; Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention program
  • 2010: Early Intervention Strategies to reduce the need for women and children to make repeated use of refuge and other crisis accommodation *; Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention program
  • 2010: Homelessness prevention for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence: Innovations in practice and policy *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2010: On the margins: Caravan park dwellers and boarding house residents *; Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention program
  • 2010: The role of the Street to Home (S2H) program in providing pathways out of homelessness for adult rough sleepers *; Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention program

* Chief Investigator


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