The Healthy Housing CRE aims to generate new knowledge that can be used for evidence-based policy-making that not only improves housing but maximizes health gains and reduces health inequalities cost effectively.
Research projects will be based in 3 main stream. Each stream will focus on three priority population groups: Indigenous Australians, Australians in need, and Australians renting in the private and social housing sectors.
Capturing complexity in the housing system
Lead: Professor Emma Baker
Recent advances have allowed improved prediction, the characteristics of populations at risk to be more accurately visualised, and enabled interventions to be targeted by sub-populations – and perhaps even ‘personalised’. These advances are relevant to understanding and intervening on the relationship between housing and health.
As well as generating knowledge, the Healthy Housing CRE aims to:
Transfer research outcomes into health policy and decision making in policy and practice at the State and Federal levels in Australia, and internationally via the World Health Organisation Healthy Housing platform
Develop Australian research capacity in the interdisciplinary sectors of housing, health and policy implementation
Lead and instigate policy change that will address Australia’s housing-attributed disease.
Lead: Professor Andrew Beer
To advance the next generation of healthy housing researchers through inter-disciplinary collaborations and investment.
Lead: Dr Natasha Howard
Synergistic generation of new knowledge through collaboration and resource sharing.
Lead: Professor Rebecca Bentley