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Professor Kath Hulse

Director, Centre for Urban Transitions

Biography

Kath Hulse is Director of the Centre for Urban Transitions and research professor in housing studies. Her primary research interest is in the housing and urban drivers and consequences of economic, social, political and cultural change. Kath has a particualar interest in housing processes and social change in Australia and internationally. She has a strong track record as leader of research projects and has obtained many national competitive grants and is an experienced supervisor of postgraduate students. Kath was the academic leader of annual symposia for PhD students in the AHURI network of universities (2003-2013) and was Director of the Swinburne-Monash Research Centre of AHURI (2004-10) and Co-leader Sustainable Cities in the Swinburne Institute for Social Research 2010-2016. She was a Director of not for profit housing organisations (2001-2012). Prior to her academic career, she also had extensive, high level experience in policy development, research and program management in government.

Research interests

Housing and Urban Studies; Private rental; Housing policy; Affordable housing; Housing wealth

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating 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

Awards

  • 2016, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016, National, Professor Mike Berry Award for Excellence in Housing Research, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • 2006, National, Carrick Institute Award Citation for ‘Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning’ , Swinburne Institute of Technology

Publications

Also published as: Hulse, Kath; Hulse, K.; Hulse, Kathleen
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: AHURI top-up scholarship - Phillip Soos *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2017: Inquiry into housing and system disruptions *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2016: An Australian Housing Condition Data Infrastructure *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2016: Innovation and change in the institutions of private rental housing: an international review *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2016: The Future of the Private Rental Sector *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2015: An individualised welfare approach to housing assistance: conceptual foundations and international experience:Rooming house futures: governing for growth, fairness and transparency *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2015: CRCLCL: A virtual market for analysing the uptake of energy efficiency measures in residential and commercial sectors *; CRC for Low Carbon Living - Grant
  • 2015: The role of investor landlords in restructuring Australias major cities. *; ARC Discovery Projects - Grant applications for funding commencing in 2015
  • 2014: Individualised forms of welfare provision and reform of Australia's housing assistance system *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2014: Media and communication strategies to achieve carbon reduction through renovation of Australia's existing housing *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2014: Rooming houses futures: governing for growth, fairness and transparency *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2014: Stuck here forever? The dynamics and social consequences of long-term private renting in Australia *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2013: Changes in the supply/demand for low-rent housing in the Australian private rental market 2006- *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2013: Sustaining private rental tenancies: targeted tenant support across life events and housing transitions *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2012: Public housing stock transfers past, present and prospective *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2012: Understanding decision making in the not-for-profit housing sector *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2011: Addressing Concentrations of Disadvantage *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2011: Changes in the private rental system and the effects of long-term private rental *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2011: Understanding leadership, strategy and organisational dynamics in the not-for-profit housing sector *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 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 Research Funding Scheme
  • 2010: On the margins: Caravan park dwellers and boarding house residents *; Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention program
  • 2010: Social Inclusion and Housing: A Household and Local Area Analysis *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 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
  • 2009: AHURI top-up scholarship - Mark Singer *; AHURI Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship
  • 2009: AHURI top-up scholarship - Richard Williams *; AHURI Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship
  • 2009: Housing, public policy and social inclusion *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2009: Secure occupancy in rental housing: a comparative analysis *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2008: Families on the Edge: Lived Experiences of Citizenship of Homeless Families *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2008: Public housing and employment: Challenges and strategies *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme
  • 2008: The advantages and disadvantages of home ownership for low-moderate income households *; AHURI Research Funding Scheme

* Chief Investigator