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Researcher: Gabriel, MB (Dr Michelle Gabriel)

Fields of Research

Urban sociology and community studies
Social policy
Urban geography
Urban policy
Housing markets, development and management
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Sociology
Family and household studies
Health services and systems
Migration
Sociological methodology and research methods
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy
Other education
Demography
Public policy
Social theory
Gender studies
Health policy
Social change
Urban analysis and development
Social geography
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology
Architectural design
Environmental sociology
Urban and regional planning

Research Objectives

Pacific Peoples community services
Public services policy advice and analysis
Urban planning
Residential building management and services
Children's services and childcare
Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Rural and remote area health
Expanding knowledge in human society
Social class and inequalities
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Heritage
Health related to ageing
Disability and functional capacity
Social ethics
Other law, politics and community services
Other culture and society
Women's and maternal health
Understanding Australia's past
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Government and politics
Other education and training
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health
Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services
Gender and sexualities
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Ability and disability
Community services
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)

Career Best Publications

Aspirationalism: The Search for Respect in an Unequal Society; Journal of Australian Studies
Australia's regional youth exodus; Journal of Rural Studies
Opportunities and constraints in state housing policy: the example of Tasmania's 'Affordable Housing Strategy'; Urban Policy and Research
Recruiting undergraduates to rural practice: what the students can tell us; Rural and Remote Health
Youth migration and social advancement: How young people manage emerging differences between themselves and their hometown; Journal of Youth Studies

Research Publications

21st Century Housing Careers and Australia's Housing Future: Literature Review
An Analysis of Housing Histories and Pathways Through the Investigation of Existing Data Sets
Aspirationalism: The Search for Respect in an Unequal Society; Journal of Australian Studies
Australia's regional youth exodus; Journal of Rural Studies
Australia’s Unintended Cities: The Impact of Housing on Urban Development; Housing, Theory and Society
Commemorative Landscapes: The restoration of the Soldiers' Walk, Queen's Domain, Hobart; Isolation: Disconnection, solitude and seclusion in a connected world
Conceptualising and Measuring the Housing Affordability Problem
Conceptualising and Measuring the Housing Affordability Problem: Background Paper No 1
Environmental Restriction in Multi-Owned Property; Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities
From modern housing to sustainable suburbia: how occupants and their dwellings are adapting to reduce home energy consumption; Housing, Theory and Society
Future housing and support needs of people with dementia; AHURI Positioning Paper No.159
Get bill smart: A community partnership approach to supporting low-income households to achieve home energy savings; Indoor and Built Environment
Higher Education on the North West Coast; Tasmanian Social Issues
Housing affordability in Australia
Housing priorities of people with dementia: security, continuity and support; AHURI Final Report No. 242
Housing Stress and Housing Distress: What's the difference?; The Journal of the Australasian Housing Institute/Parity
Housing Stress in Tasmania: A Preliminary Discussion Paper
Housing Stress in Tasmania: Recent Trends and Future Projections
Improving Housing Responses to Indigenous Patterns of Mobility; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series
Individualised and market-based housing assistance: evidence and policy options: AHURI Final Report No 253; AHURI Final Report Series 253
Introduction: Homes, Objects and Things; Housing, Theory and Society
Literature and Policy Review of Homelessness Support Services
Marginal rental housing in Australia; AHURI Positioning Paper Series
Multi-Owned Properties: Bringing It All Together; Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities
Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities; Palgrave Macmillan
Opportunities and constraints in regional policy making: the example of Tasmania's; Housing and Globalisation Conference
Opportunities and constraints in state housing policy: the example of Tasmania's 'Affordable Housing Strategy'; Urban Policy and Research
Politics of Meaning: The impact of the Tasmanian Greens on environmental debate
Recruiting undergraduates to rural practice: what the students can tell us; Rural and Remote Health
Review of Lesley Johnson and Justine Lloyd (2004) Sentenced to Everyday Life: Feminism and the Housewife; API Review of Books
Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities in Context; Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities
Savvy Investors and Domestic Goddesses? New Challenges for Feminist Housing Research; Housing, Theory and Society
Supporting sustainable home improvement in the private rental sector: the view of investors; Urban Policy and Research
The environmental sustainability of Australia's private rental housing stock; AHURI
The experience of marginal rental housing in Australia; AHURI Final Report Series
Turbulent Lives: Exploring the Cultural Meaning of Regional Youth Migration; Geographical Research
Writing Up Research; Social Research Methods: An Australian Perspective
Youth migration and social advancement: How young people manage emerging differences between themselves and their hometown; Journal of Youth Studies
Youth, Mobility and Governance on the North-West Coast of Tasmania
‘The best house possible’: The everyday practices and micro-politics of achieving comfort in a low-cost home; Housing and Home Unbound: Intersections in economics, environment and politics in Australia

Research Projects

AHURI Top-up Scholarship - Kathleen Flanagan; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
An individualised welfare approach to housing assistance: conceptual foundations and international experience; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Future housing and support needs of people with dementia; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Get Bill Smart; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Individualised forms of welfare provision and reform of Australia's housing assistance system; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Motivations of Investors in the Private Rental Market; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Training Program; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
The Environmental Sustainability of Australia's Private Rental Housing Stock; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
The Housing Careers of Disability Support Pension recipients; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
The Rise of the New Female Investor: An Investigation Into Young Women and Housing Investment; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Tipping Point Study; Department of Social Services (DoSS (Cwth))
Housing Affordability - Estimates and Projections
Housing Stress in Tasmania 2005 - 2006

Research Candidate Supervision

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
How social theory has informed the development of housing studies, and the usefulness of this contribution for framing contemporary housing problems.
New Public Management and Government Services Provision
The Ageing Population in Australia - An Exploration of Current Nursing, Carer and Housing Levels and How we May Meet the Increasing Needs of the Ageing Population
Why is homeownership the 'Great Australian Dream'? An analysis of the conflicting desires which first home buyers have for purchasing a home, and the homeownership decision-making-process