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The Hugo Centre comprises a team of dedicated researchers, visiting associates and support staff.

The Hugo Centre  and CHURP work closely with staff and researchers in the Faculty of Arts and from disciplines across the University of Adelaide, as well as with universities and research centres around Australia and abroad.

Please use the links to find out more about the past and present projects of our team members.

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  • Professor Chris Leishman

    Director

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research
    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Economics of New-Build Housing Supply; Housing Supply and Affordability; Interactions between Demographic, Housing, Labour Market, & Migratory Dynamics

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    Director

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research
    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Economics of New-Build Housing Supply; Housing Supply and Affordability; Interactions between Demographic, Housing, Labour Market, & Migratory Dynamics

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  • Dr Helen Barrie (Feist)

    Deputy Director

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research
    University Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences

    Research: Family and Household Studies; Gerontology; Human Geography; Migrant Cultural Studies; Migration; Population Change; Rural Communities; Social Policy

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  • Dr Debbie Faulkner

    Deputy Director

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Human and Population Geography; Vulnerable Populations and Social Policy; Homelessness; Ageing - Aspirations, Expectations, Housing and Community Needs; Aged Care; Social Interaction; Quality of Life

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  • Mrs Janet Wall

    Centre Administrator

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research
    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

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  • Dr Fidelma Breen

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Irish Migration; Diaspora; Transnationalism; Settlement; Return Migration

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  • Mr Jarrod Lange

    Senior Research Consultant (GIS)

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Social Applications of GIS; Service Accessibility/ Remoteness; Spatial & Population Analysis

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  • Ms Julia Law

    Research Assistant

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

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  • Dr Laurence Lester

    Senior Research Fellow

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Economics of Housing; Health, Wellbeing and the Labour Market

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  • Dr Kelly McDougall

    Research Associate

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Human Geography; Migration; Population Dynamics

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  • Dr Kirstie Petrou

    Research Associate

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Pacific Islands; Migration; Urbanisation; Remittances; Longitudinal Research; Second Generation Migrants; Temporary Worker Programs

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  • Associate Professor Michele Slatter

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Tenancy Law and Policy; Precarious Tenancies; Evictions; Homelessness; Women’s Housing; Disability Housing Options

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  • Mr David Tran

    GIS Research Consultant

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Social Applications of GIS; Service Accessibility/ Remoteness; Spatial & Population Analysis

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  • Dr Selina Tually

    Research Fellow

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Human Geography, Vulnerable People and Housing, Homelessness, Gender and Housing, Disability and Housing, Social Inclusion/Exclusion, Regional, Economic and Community Development, Social Policy

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  • Dr Romy Wasserman

    Research Associate

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Human Geography; Migration (International); Population Trends & Policies

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  • Dr Karen Agutter

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Historical Perspectives on Migration; Migrant Accommodation Centres; Migrant Worker Camps; Assimilation; Migrant Identity; Receiving Society/Migrant relations

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  • Ms Rachel Ambagtsheer

    Research Fellow

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research
    Torrens University Australia

    Research: Healthy Ageing; Frailty; Primary Health Care; Health Systems Research

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  • Professor Rachel Ankeny

    Professor, Departments of History and Philosophy, School of Humanities

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Historical Perspectives on Migration; Temporary Migrant Accommodation; Multiculturalism and Food Habits

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  • Assoc. Professor Chika Anyanwu

    Head of Campus - Bathurst, & Assoc. Professor of Media, Charles Sturt University

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Migration; Terrorism; Political Economy; Creative Industries, New Media Landscapes; Nollywood Cinema

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  • Assoc. Professor Emma Baker

    ARC Future Fellow & Reader in Housing

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research
    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Housing & Planning; Cities; Health Inequalities; Spatial & Longitudinal Analysis

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  • Dr Douglas Bardsley

    Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Climate Change Risk & Adaptation; Agricultural Development & Risk; Environmental Management & Governance

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  • Assoc. Professor Jo Baulderstone

    Academic Status, College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Relationships between government and community sector organisations; Inter- and intra-agency cooperation and collaboration; Responses to homelessness

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  • Professor Christine Beasley

    Professor in Politics, School of Social Sciences

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Migration; Care; Ageing; Sexuality; Gender

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  • Professor Andrew Beer

    Dean, Research and Innovation, University of South Australia Business School

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: The labour market, housing and community impacts of the closure of the automotive industry in Australia; private rental market and housing; Local government and housing in the 21st Century; Consumer directed aged care; Specialist Disability Accommodation and take up by industry; Homelessness systems.

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  • Dr Rebecca Bentley

    Principal Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology in the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: The role of housing and residential location in shaping health and wellbeing in Australia, with a focus on housing affordability, tenure and their measureable effects on individual health and wellbeing

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  • Dr John Budarick

    Lecturer, Dept. of Media

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Diaspora; Development; Diverse Economies in Tourism; Gender

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  • Dr Jenny Cave

    Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Diaspora; Development; Diverse Economies in Tourism; Gender

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  • Professor Alan Cooper

    Director, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, Faculty of Sciences

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Ancient DNA; Human Evolutionary History; Climate Change; Molecular Evolution

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  • Dr Victoria Cornell

    Adjunct Fellow

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Social Gerontology; Built Environment and Housing (in particular Alternative Models of Housing); Housing for Vulnerable Older People; Community Aged Care Service Provision; Community Connectedness

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  • Assoc. Professor Gour Dasvarma

    Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Population Studies, Flinders University

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Mortality; Fertility & Family Planning; HIV/AIDS; Ageing; Migration; Population Policies; Women's Health; Human Resource Development

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  • Professor Lakshman Dissanayake

    Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: International Migration; Population Ageing; Population Dynamics

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  • Dr Deborah van Gaans

    Research Fellow  Spatial Epidemiology, University of South Australia

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Spatial Modelling; Health Informatics; Accessibility; Data Mashups; Geography

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  • Mr Joel Gouget

    Bid Project Management and Project Management

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Housing; Housing Affordability; Social Inclusion; Sustainable Residential Quality and Urban Design

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  • Assoc. Professor Joanna Howe

    Senior Lecturer, Law

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Labour Migration; Precarious Work; Labour Law

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  • Professor Michael Lennon

    Managing Director, Housing Choices Australia

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Affordable, safe and accessible housing for the most marginalised members of the community

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  • Professor Susan Oakley

    Head of School, School of Social Sciences

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Relationship between Urban Planning and Urban Regeneration; Homelessness and Housing

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  • Dr Pam Papadelos

    Lecturer, Dept. Gender Studies & Social Analysis

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Race & Ethnicity (Multiculturalism & Identity); Feminist Theory; Migration Studies; Masculinity Studies

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  • Dr Kristine Peters

    Founder, KPPM

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Regional Development; Economic Development Policy; NDIS Implementation; Regional University Models

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  • Professor Richard Pomfret

    Professor of Economics

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: International Trade and Economic Development; Regional Integration

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  • Professor Alexander Reilly

    Deputy Dean, Law School & Director of Public Law and Policy Research Unit

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Migration; Citizenship; Constitutional Law; Indigenous Legal Issues

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  • Dr Dianne Rudd

    Senior Lecturer, Dept. Geography, Environment & Population

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Human Geography; Demography; Migration Studies; Population Analysis; Gender and Policy

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  • Assoc. Professor Matthew Sanderson

    Assoc. Professor of Sociology, Kansas State University.

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Migration; Environment; Development; Globalisation

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  • Assoc. Professor Yuriko Sato

    Assoc. Professor of Dept. of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: International Student Policy; Skilled Migration Policy; Social Integration Policy

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  • Dr George Tan

    Senior Research Fellow, Torrens University Australia

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Demography; Human Geography; Migration; Population Trends & Policies

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  • Assoc. Professor Yan Tan

    Assoc. Professor, Dept. Geography, Environment & Population

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Climate Change, Migration & Adaptation; Climate/Ecological Vulnerability Assessment; Diaspora–Migration–Development Nexus; Urbanisation & Social Inequality

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  • Professor Anne Taylor

    Professor, Head of Population Research & Outcomes Studies (PROS)

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Epidemiology; Health; Population; Ageing

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  • Dr Danielle Taylor

    THRF Mid-Career Research Fellow, University of Adelaide

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Health Geography; Spatial Epidemiology; GIS; Accessibility Analysis; Ageing; Demography; Strategic Service Planning & Resource Allocation

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  • Ms Amber Watt

    Senior Research Officer for the ASTUTE Health study

    Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Health policy and disinvestment; Stakeholder engagement and participation in health care decision-making; Health technology assessment

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  • Dr Dandong Zheng

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research

    Research: Geography; Environment; Population; Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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