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Researcher: Flanagan, KM (Dr Kathleen Flanagan)

Fields of Research

Urban sociology and community studies
Social policy
Public policy
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Urban geography
Urban policy
Housing markets, development and management
Housing policy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy
Social theory
Sociology
Commercial law
Family and household studies
Social change
Environmental sociology
Financial economics
Sociological methodology and research methods
Health and community services
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Gender studies

Research Objectives

Public services policy advice and analysis
Government and politics
Expanding knowledge in human society
Pacific Peoples community services
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Social class and inequalities
Urban planning
Other law, politics and community services
Homelessness and housing services
Political systems
Families and family services
Disability and functional capacity
Preference, behaviour and welfare
Civics and citizenship
Law reform
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community service programs
Ability and disability
Evaluation of health outcomes
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A blueprint for improving housing outcomes in Tasmania
A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure; AHURI Final Report
A Genealogy of Public Housing Production: Practice, Knowledge and the Broadacre Housing Estate; Housing, Theory and Society
Affordable Housing Strategy Tasmania 2015-2025: Statement of Key Issues and Solutions
Affordable housing strategy, Tasmania 2015-2025
Beyond brokerage: social network analysis, social capital and urban research; 2018 Housing Theory Symposium
Book review: The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property, Capital and Rights
Discussion Paper: Pathways to housing tax reform; AHURI Final Report
Gradual reform to capital gains, negative gearing and stamp duty will make housing more affordable
Homelessness, Tasmania… and Airbnb; Parity magazine
Housing in Hobart: an overview of the data; Presentation to the City of Hobart Housing Roundtable
Housing options for women leaving domestic violence: the limitations of rental subsidy models; Housing Studies
Housing, neoliberalism and the archive: reinterpreting the rise and fall of public housing; Routledge
Individualised forms of welfare provision and reform of Australia’s housing assistance system
Inquiry into integrated housing support for vulnerable families; AHURI Final Report journal series
Last project standing: civics and sympathy in post-welfare Chicago
Literature and Policy Review of Homelessness Support Services
Ordinary things: an archaeology of public housing
Pathways to housing tax reform
Pathways to housing tax reform, AHURI Final Report No. 301; AHURI Final Report
Pathways to regional recovery from COVID-19
Pathways to regional recovery from COVID-19; AHURI Discussion Paper
Pathways to state property tax reform, AHURI Final Report No. 291; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
Public housing and the politics of stigma; Australian Journal of Social Issues
Recent housing transfer experience in Australia: implications for affordable housing industry development; AHURI Final Report
Shun profit motive in housing fix
Social housing as Infrastructure
Social housing as infrastructure: rationale, prioritisation and investment pathway; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series
Social network analysis in the suburban context: intersections of stigma, social capital and community engagement
Start building: housing shortage will soar unless government takes drastic action
Tasmanian Housing Summit Directions Paper
Tasmanian Housing Update, Full Report
Tasmanian Housing Update: Housing and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania
The discourse of the city; Philosophy and the City: Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives
The long view; Housing Studies
Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation funding; AHURI Final Report
Understanding the experience of social housing pathways; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Using Historical Methods in Housing Studies; SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2
‘A pathway to where?’ Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways; AHURI Final Report
‘I call it the dark side’: stigma, social capital and social networks in a disadvantaged neighbourhood; Urban Studies
‘Problem families’ in public housing: discourse, commentary and (dis)order; Housing Studies

Research Projects

AHURI Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up - Ella Horton; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Community engagement for the 'Hard to reach': Trialling participatory social network mapping in Tasmania; Henry Halloran Trust (HHT)
COVID-19 and housing: consequences for and emerging needs of households; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Experiencing social housing pathways: bridging the policy and practice divide; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Inquiry into integrated housing support for vulnerable families; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Inquiry into pathways to housing tax reform; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Inquiry into Social Housing as infrastructure; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Problem families in the 21st century: policy, practice, outcomes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Public housing as a social landlord: challenges and solutions; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Recent Housing Transfer Experience in Australia: Implications for Industry Development; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
The conceptual underpinnings of social housing as infrastructure; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
The construction of social housing pathways across Australia; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Funding; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Centacare Evolve Housing Social Return on Investment (SROI) Project
Review of Tasmanian Specialist Disability Accommodation
The impact of Centacare Evolve Housing community initiatives

Research Candidate Supervision