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Dr Victoria Cornell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, has been awarded the 2016 Federal Housing Minister's Award for Early Career Researchers.  This national Award recognises excellence among those beginning their careers in housing and urban research.  It is sponsored by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, and was presented to Victoria at the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, held in Auckland in February 2016.

Congratulations to Dr Victoria Cornell who has been successful in winning a grant, under the University Research Faculty research Active Grants Scheme, for her project "Home-based aged care service delivery and housing: does tenure affect the services received?"

Dr Victoria Cornell, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, has been awarded an ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Mentoring Fellowship. The Mentoring Fellowship scheme provides an intensive week-long mentoring programme, held at the University of Melbourne, to outstanding early career female researchers. The focus of the programme is research leadership and conducting best practice in research activity. It involves workshops on all aspects of developing a research career, including preparation of publications and grant applications; developing networking opportunities; and honing presentation and public speaking skills. Participants are invited to present their research; comment and provide feedback on drafts; and they will hear from a variety of speakers who share their own experiences. In addition, participants will gain insight into a range of career advancement and development issues such as focusing on issues confronting women researchers; identifying career opportunities; engaging in national and international research environments; and managing institutional change. The programme aims to reach outside institutional boundaries to develop broad professional supportive networks that will assist those committed to fully developing their research career.

Congratulations to Dr Victoria Cornell who has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Postdoctoral Fellowship. During her three year Fellowship Victoria will explore the implications of new policy reforms in aged care on housing policy and agencies. This innovative research will make a significant contribution to the subjects of vulnerability, resilience, community wellbeing and ageing. It will reshape academic debate and policy against the significant demographic changes we have started to experience, and will continue to experience, with an ageing population.


Congratulations to Professor Andrew Beer who has been appointed Dean of Research and Innovation, Business School, The University of South Australia.


Coordination between ageing and housing services under the spotlight in interview of Dr Victoria Cornell, Community Care Review, 16 June 2016

ARC Linkage Project: The Rise of the Consumer: Engagement of Older People with Consumer Directed Care

Report of Service Provider Online Survey

Inaugural Berry Award

Together Housing Choices Australia (HCA) and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) are proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Professor Mike Berry Award for Excellence in Housing Research.
The award, known as 'The Berry', recognises housing research that is not only innovative, original and contributes to the body of knowledge, but also has the potential to impact on housing policy and practice change.
This year the 'The Berry' is awarded to Dr Rebecca Bentley of The University of Melbourne and Associate Professor Emma Baker of The University of Adelaide for their development of new approaches to understand how housing shapes health and wellbeing.

Andrew Beer as Chair of the RSA had the pleasure of presenting Professor Saskia Sassen, one of the world’s most famous sociologists, with a prize at the recent RSA Winter Conference. Saskia was awarded a prize for her paper in Territory Politics and Governance.


Policy Online Top Ten Rankings

CHURP research on Australia's country towns and climate change has a high impact. Recent data from Australian Policy Online shows that our report on the impact of climate change on Australia's country towns is one of the most frequently read policy works in the field of environmental studies. The ranking can be found below.

It is pleasing to note that policy makers and Australian communities are paying attention to this important issue. The research has included both a Final Report and a Toolkit, with the latter hopefully making an important contribution to the preparedness of places.


Associate Professor Alaric Maude has had published an important new book on the teaching of geography in Australian primary schools.   The book, Understanding and Teaching The Australian Curriculum: Geography, is published by Hawker Brownlow Education. The book aims to help Australian teachers understand the new Australian Curriculum and shows that geography is an interesting and important subject that teaches essential knowledge and skills to young children.

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