Well may we dwell

CRE Deputy Director Professor Emma Baker recently presented at The University of Adelaide's Research Tuesdays series, alongside Dr Michael Fotheringham (Managing Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute AHURI) and Mr Peter Koulizos, Program Director of the Master of Property at the University of Adelaide.

You can watch the recording below, or open Well may we dwell - Research Tuesdays March 2021 in a new tab.

From The University of Adelaide:


"Australia’s housing has proven to be an invaluable public health asset during the pandemic. It’s enabled many of us to isolate, work and school our children in relative comfort, free from the risk of viral exposure. But that experience hasn’t been universal; and COVID-19’s ongoing impact continues to raise important questions regarding the future of housing in our country. Could our dwellings be better designed to meet our increasing need for flexible spaces and energy efficiency? Could they better protect our physical and mental wellbeing? And how can we ensure property renters are no less supported than property owners?


At the University of Adelaide we’re leading significant national research into these, and many other related issues—social, economic and environmental—to help inform the Australian Government’s housing policy. In this timely presentation, we’ll tell you what we’ve learned. Professor Emma Baker leads the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Research. She is also Deputy Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s newly established Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Housing, and coordinates the European Network for Housing Research Working Group on the Residential Context of Health.


Dr Michael Fotheringham is Managing Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Michael is a research and policy development specialist with experience in a wide range of areas including housing and homelessness, public health, urban and community services planning. He leads the strategic direction of the Institute and the development of a contemporary and policy-relevant evidence-base on housing, homelessness and urban issues. Michael regularly provides expert advice to Commonwealth and State Ministers, as well as testimony and guidance to parliamentary and government inquiries, and is sought for evidence-informed advice by senior policy makers in Australia and internationally.


Mr Peter Koulizos is the Program Director of the Master of Property at the University of Adelaide. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the field, Peter teaches in a number of Property courses; Development and Construction, Development Studio, Property Dissertation. His research focuses on a number areas; gentrification, residential property markets and property development. Peter has published two books titled "Top Australian Suburbs" and "Property vs Shares" (Wiley), and is currently working on a third which deals with small scale residential property development."