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Researcher: Atkinson, R (Associate Professor Rowland Atkinson)

Fields of Research

Urban sociology and community studies
Urban geography
Sociology
Urban policy
Public policy
Social policy
Sociological methodology and research methods
Taxation accounting
Health services and systems
Housing markets, development and management
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Urban and regional economics
Social geography
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Other built environment and design
Migration
Social program evaluation
Communication and media studies

Research Objectives

Pacific Peoples community services
Other culture and society
Civics and citizenship
Urban planning
Public services policy advice and analysis
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services
Government and politics
Other health
Social class and inequalities
Professions and professionalisation
Visual communication
Political systems
Multicultural services
Health policy evaluation
Arts
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
Community services
Other information and communication services

Career Best Publications

'Opportunities and despair, it's all in there': Practitioner Experiences and Explanations of Area Effects and Life Chances; Sociology
Domestication by Cappuccino or a Revenge on Urban Space? Control and Empowerment in the Management of Public Spaces; Urban Studies
Fortress UK? Gated communities, the spatial revolt of the elites and time-space trajectories of segregation; Housing Studies
Measuring Gentrification and Displacement in Greater London; Urban Studies
Padding the Bunker: Strategies of Middle-class Disaffiliation and Colonisation in the City; Urban Studies
The New Urban Colonialism: Gentrification in a Global Context; Routledge

Research Publications

'Opportunities and despair, it's all in there', or, 'every area has its problems': Everyday Experiences of Area Effects; European Network of Housing Research
'Opportunities and despair, it's all in there': Practitioner Experiences and Explanations of Area Effects and Life Chances; Sociology
'Opportunities and despair, its all in there', Everyday Accounts of Area Effects; CRESR Seminar
A consideration of the Implications of Area Effects for British Housing and Regeneration Policy; European Journal of Housing Policy
A Geography of Misery or an Epidemic of Contentment? Understanding Neighbourhood (Dis)Satisfaction in Britain; European Network for Housing Research
A Geography of Misery or an Epidemic of Contentment? Understanding Neighbourhood (Dis)Satisfaction in Britain; Urban Affairs Association 30th Annual Meeting
A National Accommodation Strategy for Sex Offenders in Scotland
A Picture of the Floating World: Grounding the Secessionary Affluence of the Residential Cruise Liner; Antipode
A Report on the Consultation Responses to Putting our Communities First: A Strategy for tackling Anti-social Behaviour
A sustaining tenancies approach to managing demanding behaviour in public housing: a good practice guide; Final Report - AHURI
A War on the Poor: Public Policy and Public Anger in a 24/7 World
Accessing Hidden and Hard-to-reach Populations: Snowball Research Strategies; Social Research Update
An Evaluation of the Private Rental Tenancy Support Service
Area effects? The role of neighbourhood in household poverty and area regeneration; 31st Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association
Balchin, P. Housing: The Essential Foundations
Breathing life into dead sities? The costs and consequences of gentrification in declining metropolitan contexts; Upward Neighbourhood Trajectories: Gentrification in a New Century
Charting the Ludodrome - The mediation of urban and simulated space and rise of the flâneur electronique; Information, Communication & Society
Cohesion and Exclusion in Context: Neighbourhood Experiences of Deprivation and Social Mix in Scottish Cities; 30th Annual Meeting
Cohesion and Exclusion in Context: Neighbourhood Experiences of Deprivation and Social Mix in Scottish Cities; ESRC Cities Neighbourhood Colloquium
Comment on: C.Allen, Joined-up working, welfare professionalism and the pursuit of the 'pure relationship' - A critical encounter with the sociology of trust; Housing, Theory and Society
Commentary : Gentrification, segregation and the vocabulary of affluent residential choice; Urban Studies
Conceptualising and Measuring Displacement; Housing Studies Association
Conclusion: British urbanism at a crossroads; Securing an urban renaissance: crime, community and British urban policy
Coneptualising and Measuring Displacement; Housing Studies Association
Connecting Communities in Urban Scotland
Damned by place, then politics: spatial disadvantage and the housing policy research interface; International Journal of Housing Policy
Disentangling Area Effects: Evidence from Deprived and Non-Deprived Neighbourhoods; Urban Studies
Displacement from Gentrification: How Big a Problem?; Radical Statistics
Distentangling area effects; ENHR European Network of Housing Research
Do urban regeneration programmes improve public health and reduce health inequalities? A synthesis of the evidence from UK policy and practice (1980-2004); Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Does Gentrification help or harm urban neighbourhoods? An assessment of the evidence-base in the context of the new urban agenda
Does gentrification help or harm urban neighbourhoods? An assessment of the evidence-base in the context of the new urban agenda; 32nd meeting of the Urban Affairs Association
Domestication by Cappuccino or a Revenge on Urban Space? Control and Empowerment in the Management of Public Spaces; Urban Studies
Ecology of Sound: The Sonic Order of Urban Space; Urban Studies
Fortress UK? Gated communities, the spatial revolt of the elites and time-space trajectories of segregation; Housing Studies
Fortress UK? Gated communities, the spatial revolt of the elites and time-space trajectories of segregation; Housing Studies Association
Fragmenting the (welfare) state: the right to Buy and the political limits to privatisation; ENHR European Network of Housing Research
Funding door needs to open so public housing can live up to its potential
Gated cities of today? Barricaded residential development in England; Town Planning Review
Gated Communities in England
Gated Communities: A Systematic Review of the Research Evidence
Gated Communities: International Perspectives; Taylor and Francis
Gentrification and Displacement in Greater London: An Empirical and Theoretical Analysis
Gentrification in the 1990's: A Reassessment; Housing: Levels of Perspective
Gentrification in the 1990's: A reassessment of the Conceptualisation and Explanation of Gentrification in a Changing Urban Environment; European Network for Housing Research
Giving urban policy its 'medical': assessing the place of health in area-based regeneration; Policy & Politics
Giving Urban Policy its 'medical': The place of health in area-based regeneration initiatives; Putting Health in its Place: Linking Evidence on Regeneration
Home and away from home: the urban-regional dynamics of second home ownership in Australia; Urban Research and Practice
House, Home and Society; Palgrave Macmillan
How can Demanding Behaviour in Public Housing be Managed Effectively?
Incubation, Insulation and Incarceration: Charting the dynamic segregation of Britain's enclavism; Neighbourhoods in transition in the post-industrial city: international perspectives on research and policy issues
International perspectives on the New Enclavism and the Rise of Gated Communities; Housing Studies
Leather, P., Mackintosh, S. and Rolfe, R. Papering over the Cracks: Housing Conditions and the Nation's Health
Leather, P., Mackintosh, S. and Rolfe, S. Papering over the Cracks: Housing Conditions and the Nation's Health
London Calling; International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Managing Public Spaces: Policies Driven by Social Control or Community Empowerment? Urban Change and Policy Research Group
Measuring Gentrification and Displacement in Greater London; Urban Studies
Misunderstood saviour or vengeful wrecker? What really is the problem with gentrification?; Urban Studies
Mob mentality: the threat to community sustainability from the search for safety; Building on the Past
Mumford, A and Power, A. East Enders: Family and Community in East London
Neighbourhood Experiences of Social Exclusion: Evidence from Deprived and Non-Deprived Urban Neighbourhoods; European Network for Housing Research
Neighbourhoods and Social Exclusion: The Policy and Research Implications of Neighbourhood Effects; Scottish Homes Conference - Connecting Communities in Urban Scotland
Neighbourhoods and Social Exclusion: The Research and Policy Implications of Neighbourhood Effects
Order born of chaos?; Crime and the Neighbourhood
Order born of chaos? The capacity for informal social control in disempowered and 'disorganised' neighbourhoods; Policy and Politics
Owner Occupation, Social Mix and Neighbourhood Impacts; Policy and Politics
Owner Occupation, Social Mix and Neighbourhood Impacts; Sustainable Communities
Pacification by Cappuccino or a Revenge on Urban Space?; Institute of British Geographers
Padding the Bunker: Strategies of Middle-class Disaffiliation and Colonisation in the City; Urban Studies
Panic Rooms: The Rise of Defensive Homeownership; Housing Studies
Percy-Smith, J. Policy Responses to Social Inclusion: Towards Inclusion?
Professionalism and Displacement in Greater London; Area
Public Housing
Public Housing
Public Housing
Public housing in Australia: Stigma, home and opportunity
Reconnecting Excluded Communities; Medical Research Centre
Reconnecting Excluded Communities: The Neighbourhood Impacts of Owner Occupation
Reforming House Sales in the Social Rented Sector: Implications for Northern Ireland's Housing Associations
Sacred cows, rational debates and the politics of the right to buy after devolution; Housing Studies
Second Homes in Australia: Charting the growth of holiday, homeownership and its community impacts; Australasian Housing Researchers Conference
Securing an Urban Renaissance; The Policy Press
Securing an urban renaissance - introduction; Securing an urban renaissance: crime, community and British urban policy
Securing the City: Urban Renaissance, Policing and Social Regulation; European Urban and Regional Studies
Shaw, M. et al. The Widening Gap
Smith, N. The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City
Smith, N. The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City
Snowball Sampling
Snowball Sampling
Social mix and residential area outcomes: Using systematic research synthesis to assess a contemporary housing 'factoid'; Housing Research Committee
Space's Vacant Public:
Spaces of discipline and control: the compounded citizenship of social renting; Housing, Urban Governance and Anti-Social Behaviour
Special Issue: Theoretical Concerns In Australian Housing and Urban Research; Housing, Theory and Society
Stock Responses to Disorder? Social Housing Governance and Crime; Criminal Justice Matters
Sustaining tenants with demanding behaviour: a review of the research evidence; Positioning Paper - AHURI
The Creative Class in Utero? The Australian City, the Creative Economy and the Role of Higher Education; Built Environment
The defended neighbourhood: A comparative study of informal social control; ENHR European Network of Housing Research
The evidence on the impact of gentrification: New lessons for the urban renaissance?; European Journal of Housing Policy
The Flight of the Creative Class; Housing, Theory and Society
The Flowing Enclave and the Misanthropy of Networked Affluence; Networked Urbanism: Social Capital in the City
The Great Cut: The Support for Private Modes of Social Evasion by Public Policy; Social Policy and Administration
The Hidden Costs of Gentrification: Displacement in Central London; Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
The Home as Aural Heaven; lo Squaderno
The New Urban Colonialism: Gentrification in a Global Context; Routledge
The Politics of Gating; The European Journal of Spatial Development
The politics of gating (A response to Private Security and Public Space by Manzi and Smith-Bowers); European Journal of Spatial Development
The social forces and politics of housing research: reflections from within the academy; Housing, Theory and Society
The Use of Civil Legal Remedies for Neighbour Nuisance in Scotland
Understanding the Relationship between Gentrification, Social Theory and Research; Urban Change and Renewal
Understanding the Relationship between Gentrification, Social Theory and Research; European Network for Housing Research
Up and Comming or Still Down and Out?; European Network for Housing Research
What future for public housing? A critical analysis
What future for public housing? A critical analysis; Final Report Series of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
What makes people dissatisfied with their neighbourhoods?; Urban Studies
[Author: Mike Davis] Dead Cities

Research Projects

Housing and Community Research Unit at the University of Tasmania (HACRU); Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
Housing Policies, Social Mix and Community Outcomes; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Improving Housing Policy Responses to Indigenous Patterns of Mobility; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Managing Demanding Behaviour; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Privatising Neighbourhoods? Governance and Social Life Master-planned Residential Estates; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Creative Class and its Consequences: Urban Elites, City Competitiveness and Social Justice; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Housing Impacts of Neighbourhood Change: Gentrification, Affordability and Displacement; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
What Future for Australian Public Housing? A Critical Analysis; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Research Candidate Supervision

Accidentally Tourism- Symmetry and Object Lessons from an Urban Design Laboratory
Contrasting Migrants' perceptions and processes of integration in Tasmania and Iceland.
Dwelling Adaptation for Sustainability- Improving Interventions for Energy Efficiency, Comfort and Equity in Tasmania
Older Women Who Live Alone- An Interpretive Approach to Bridging the Gap Between Lived Experiences and Policy Discourses
Problematising Social Housing- A Foucauldian Analysis of a Discourse of Anti-Social Behaviour in Australia
The Collaborative Curator; a Methodological Enquiry into Negotiated Mediation and Audience Participation
The Social Consequences of Contemporary Financial Markets and the Case for a Financial Transaction Tax