Dr Piret Veeroja
- School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Centre for Urban Transitions
Dr Piret Veeroja is an urban planner, real estate planner and researcher. She has previously held research and teaching positions in the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
Piret’ s research is about housing and housing conditions as fundamental to Just Cities. She uses large quantitative data and spatial methods to explore how housing links to peoples’ health, wellbeing, quality of life, and educational, social and emotional outcomes – particularly for children, young people and the aging population. She is passionate about it because she believes that peoples’ fundamental rights, such as housing, form the core for achieving sustainable development goals.
She gained her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2019 and has worked in CUT since the beginning of 2020. Piret’ s PhD research investigated the role of social and built environments in older adults’ social interaction.
Also published as: Veeroja, Piret; Veeroja, P.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2021: Evaluation of the Homes Victoria Rental Relief Grant *; Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
- 2021: National predictive models of 'risk pathways' to inform housing policy and practice *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
- 2020: Aboriginal Private Rental Access Project *; Consumer Policy Research Centre - Research Pathways Program
- 2020: Data and Research Module *; Department of Health and Human Services Fund Scheme
* Chief Investigator
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