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Professor Wendy Stone

Professor

Biography

Professor Wendy Stone is Academic Leader of the Housing Futures Research Program within the Centre for Urban Transitions and was Director of the AHURI Swinburne Research Centre (2013 - 2020). 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).

Wendy 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 and is recipient of the 2018 Dean's Outstanding Researcher Award.

Research interests

Children, housing and social policy; Social capital; Housing aspirations, culture, norms & strategies; Just cities; Housing futures; housing, social & urban policy

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Housing & social policy: Evidence bases for improving housing systems, housing assistance pathways and intersection of spheres of social policy

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 cooperatives and innovations: Housing cooperative sector, new models for creating secure 'home' lives, housing sector innovation and co-design

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, networks and resources: 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 - 330400
  • Sociology - 441000
  • Public Policy - 440709

Teaching areas

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

Awards

  • 2018, Swinburne, Dean's Outstanding Researcher Award, Swinburne University
  • 2016, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne University

Publications

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

  • 2024: A place to call home: understanding young people’s housing needs after involvement with the justice system *; Brian M. Davis Charitable Foundation
  • 2024: Precarious housing, housing assistance and wellbeing *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2023: Understanding the administration of Australian housing policy *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2022: AHURI - Gendered housing opportunities, pathways, assistance, and impacts: a policy development framework and evidence-base *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Integrated Mentoring for Young Women Leaving Out-of-Home Care *; Jack Brockhoff Foundation Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Investigative Panel on understanding poverty in Australian housing Intended start *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Kids Under Cover Juvenile Justice Housing Program:  Year One Research Proposal *; Kids Under Cover
  • 2022: Older Australians’ Experiences of Homelessness *; Housing for the Aged Action Group Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Social housing pathways by policy co-design: opportunities for tenant participation in system innovation *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2022: The Australian Rental Monitor: A Data Infrastructure *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2022: Understanding the administration of Australian housing policy *; Housing for the Aged Action Group Fund Scheme
  • 2021: A data-driven policy roadmap for the rental sector in post-pandemic Australia *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2021: AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship Top-Up *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 2021: An evaluation of Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses *; AHURI 2021 NHRP Rapid Research Round - Covid-19
  • 2021: Evaluation of the Homes Victoria Rental Relief Grant *; Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
  • 2021: Innovations in stock matching and allocations for social housing *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 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: Articulating value in housing cooperatives *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2020: Collaborative housing and just cities in comparative context: Australia and Honduras - Top-up AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2020: Data and Research Module *; Department of Health and Human Services Fund Scheme
  • 2019: AHURI Postgraduate Symposium 2020 *; AHURI Non-competitive Fund Scheme
  • 2019: An Australian Rental Housing Conditions Data Infrastructure *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2019: Housing and housing assistance pathways with companion animals: risks, costs, benefits and opportunities *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 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 implications 2016 *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: Inquiry into an effective homelessness services system *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2018: The construction of social housing pathways across Australia *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2017: AHURI Postgraduate Symposium 2018 *; AHURI Non-competitive Fund Scheme
  • 2017: AHURI top-up scholarship - Understanding public housing provision in Melbourne: A comparative perspective *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2017: Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap *; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Fund Scheme
  • 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: The institutional dynamics of the Australian private rental sector: prospects and opportunities. *; 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 *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2014: AHURI top-up scholarship *; AHURI Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up
  • 2014: Individualised forms of welfare provision and reform of Australia’s housing assistance system *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects
  • 2013: Social housing exits: analysing incidence, motivations and consequences *; AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects

* Chief Investigator


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