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Associate Professor Wendy Stone

Program Leader Housing Transitions ; Director AHURI-Swinburne Research Centre

Biography

Associate Professor Wendy Stone leads the research group that was awarded the 2016 Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding housing and urban research and its impact.

Wendy is Academic Leader of the Housing Transitions Research Program within the Centre for Urban Transitions and is Director of the AHURI Swinburne Research Centre. Wendy holds numerous Category 1 competitive ARC and AHURI research grants and industry awards. She is leader of the annual national housing scholars' symposium, publishes for academic and community audiences, is engaged in policy development and debate in housing issues, is a regular media contributor and supervises higher degree research students. Specialising in the use of innovative quantitative and qualitative methodologies to address policy-oriented research questions, Wendy has an extensive policy-research record, most notably in the fields of family and community wellbeing, children/young people's housing, housing aspirations and innovative policies to address these, income, wealth and life-opporutnity inequalities and social inclusion/social capital. Previously, Wendy held senior positions at the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI Ltd).

Research interests

Housing, family and community life; Children, housing and social policy; Social capital; Public policy; Sociology of housing; Housing aspirations, culture, norms & strategies

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Children & families (housing & social policy): Children and family housing & home lives, children's exposure to housing poverty, children's policy, shared time parenting

Geography and demography of housing: Generational change in housing opportunity, housing family life, relationships & home

Housing poverty and inequalities: Housing inequalities and theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding and responding to these including via innovation and systems thinking

Liveability (urban, community): Community change, inequalities, spatial disadvantage

Social capital: Social capital conceptualisation and empirical exploration in social policy, housing and community research

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Urban And Regional Planning - 120500
  • Sociology - 160800
  • Public Policy - 160510

Teaching areas

Housing policy;Public policy;Problem based learning;Social research methods

Awards

  • 2016, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne University

Publications

Also published as: Stone, Wendy; Stone, W.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: AHURI Postgraduate Symposium 2019 *; AHURI Non-competitive Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Effective downsizing options for older Australian *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Home ownership decline: unpacking its extent, impact and implications2016 *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housingpathways *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: The construction of social housing pathways across Australia *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: Understanding the evidence of social housing pathways and assistance *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2017: AHURI Postgraduate Symposium 2018 *; AHURI Non-competitive Fund Scheme
  • 2017: AHURI top-up scholarship - Rachel Maguire *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2017: Inquiry into housing aspirations and constraints for lower-income Australians *; 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: Understanding opportunities for social impact investment in the development of affordable housing *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2017: Young Australians and the housing aspirations gap *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2016: An Australian Housing Condition Data Infrastructure *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2016: Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2016: Toward a capabilities approach in housing and homelessness service delivery: recent developments and their implications *; Brotherhood of St Laurence Fund Scheme
  • 2015: AHURI top-up scholarship - Deborah Batterham *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2014: AHURI top-up scholarship - Mandy Brent-Houghton *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2014: AHURI top-up scholarship - Shae Hunter *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up

* Chief Investigator