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Researcher: Jacobs, KA (Professor Keith Jacobs)

Fields of Research

Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Sociology
Social Policy
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Public Policy
Family and Household Studies
Urban Policy
Urban Analysis and Development
Race and Ethnic Relations
Housing Markets, Development, Management
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Social Theory
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Public Administration
Urban and Regional Planning
Social Change
Social and Cultural Geography
Studies in Human Society
Architectural Design
History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture)
Economic Development and Growth
Demography
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Urban Design
Economic Geography
Architecture
Mental Health
Social Program Evaluation
Design Practice and Management
Policy and Administration
Health Promotion
Health and Community Services
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Gender Specific Studies
Australian Government and Politics
Human Rights Law
Health Policy
Environment and Resource Economics
Mental Health Nursing
Journalism and Professional Writing
Visual Arts and Crafts
Community Planning
Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society

Research Objectives

Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
Community Service (excl. Work)
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Urban Planning
Cultural Understanding
Government and Politics
Social Class and Inequalities
Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Behaviour and Health
Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
Law, Politics and Community Services
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
Civics and Citizenship
Residential Construction Planning
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Arts and Leisure
Justice and the Law
Political Systems
Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments
Residential Construction Processes
Languages and Literature
Urban Land Policy
Mental Health
Electoral Systems
Consumption
Employment Patterns and Change
Health Policy Evaluation
Environment
Residential Building Management and Services
Substance Abuse
Mental Health Services
Industry Costs and Structure
Technological and Organisational Innovation
Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Carer Health
Ability and Disability
The Media
Demography
Environmental Health
Rural Health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Changing the Mix': Contestation Surrounding the Public Housing Stock Transfer Process in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania; Urban Policy and Research
'Hurtling down the track': The significance of Australian population debates in an era of anxiety; Journal of Sociology
A Conservative Consensus? Housing Policy Before 1997 and After
A Critique of the Concept of Social Exclusion and its Utility for Australian Social Housing Policy; Australian Journal of Social Issues
A dead and broken system?': 'insider' views of the future role of Australian public housing'; International Journal of Housing Policy
A discussion on negative gearing and its implications for housing
A reverse form of welfarism: some reflections on Australian housing policy; Australian Journal of Social Issues
A review of housing management tenant incentive schemes; Positioning Paper - Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]
A review of housing management tenant incentive schemes; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI] Final Report
A Review of Private Rental Support Programs
A review of private rental support programs; Positioning Paper - Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]
A review of private rental support programs; Final Report -Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]
ABC Radio Northern Tasmania 'Discussion on housing affordability'
Accommodating Australians: Commonwealth Government Involvement in Housing
Advocating informal support for homelessness: should we be concerned?; Parity
All change for Hackney; Housing and Planning Review
An Analysis of the Housing Needs of Young and Older Aboriginal People in Tasmania
An Evaluation of the Private Rental Tenancy Support Service
ASAP Oceania Chapter: 2016 Australian poverty audit and 2017 mid-term review
Assessing Housing Affordability
At home and in place? The role of housing and social inclusion; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Australian Unintended Cities
Australia’s housing affordability crisis
Automotive Extravaganza
Band-aid or Panacea? The Role of Private Rental Support Programs in Addressing Access Problems in the Australian Housing Market; Housing Studies
Better politics: Narratives of indignation and the possibility of a prosocial politics; Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart
Boarding Houses and Government Supply Side Intervention; Final Report - Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]
Boarding Houses and Government Supply Side Intervention; Positioning Paper - Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]
Boarding Houses and Government Supply Side Intervention
Boarding Houses and Government Supply Side Intervention - Positioning Paper
Book Review Nancy Kwak’s 'A world of homeowners: American power and the politics of housing aid'
Building futures: Can local employment be created from housing expenditure?
Buyers shun new homes near public housing estates
Can Demand-side intervention and individualised forms of provision serve as a basis for housing reform?; HousingWORKS
Can effective housing management policies address anti-social behaviour?
Can tenant incentive schemes improve housing management outcomes?
Catch-22 for rent collection; Public Finance
Challenging stigma
Cities you’ll never see on screen
Class, the housing crisis and the starting point for reform; Parity
Conceptualising and Measuring the Housing Affordability Problem
Conceptualising and Measuring the Housing Affordability Problem: Background Paper No 1
Constructing constructive anti-racism
Contractual welfare ideology and housing management practice: the deployment of 'Tenant Incentive Schemes' in Australia; Urban Policy and Research
Damned by place, then politics: spatial disadvantage and the housing policy research interface; International Journal of Housing Policy
Developing additional housing above and on non-residential sites
Developing Appropriate Exit Strategies for Housing Regeneration Programmes
Developing appropriate exit strategies for housing regeneration programmes; Final Report - Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]
Developing appropriate exit strategies for housing regeneration programmes; Positioning paper - Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]
Developing effective housing management strategies to address problems of anti-social behaviour; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]
Developing effective housing management strategies to address problems of anti-social behaviour, Positioning Paper
Developing effective housing management strategies to address problems of anti-social behaviour, Positioning Paper
Devolved budget making within local authority housing departments: Staff perceptions of power and control; Local Government Studies
Disaster, housing and actuarialism: the securitisation of risk; Housing Theory Symposium
Disasters, housing and actuarialism: on the securitisation of risk; Housing Studies
Discourse Analysis; Social Research Methods: An Australian Perspective
Discourse Analysis; Social Research Methods
Discourse analysis and its utility for urban policy research; International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research
Discourse analysis and its utility for urban policy research; Urban Policy and Research
Discourse and policy change: the significance of language for housing research; Housing Studies
Discourses about Australian social housing, social exclusion and employment: indications of the post-welfare State?; Housing, Theory and Society
Discussion on the stigmatisation of public housing
Ending exclusions: Employment and training schemes for young homeless people
Estate action initiative: Housing renewal management and effectiveness
Ethnic Culture: Traditions and Innovations
Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on Migration in Australia; Ashgate Publishing
Extent of income inequality in Australia
Final Report: A Review of Private Rental Support Programs
Final Report: Developing Appropriate Exit Strategies for Housing Regeneration Programmes
From a 'society of fear' to a 'society of respect': the transformation of Hackney's Holly Street Estate; Regenerating London
From the London Underground; Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia
Funding door needs to open so public housing can live up to its potential
Gentrification and the middle classes
Governmentality as critique: the diversification and regulation of the Australian housing sector; International Journal of Housing Policy
Have We Reached a Tipping Point in Homelessness Support Service Delivery? An Evaluation of Tasmania's Stay Service
Here comes the sun: Architecture and public space in 20th century European culture
Historical perspectives and methodologies for housing studies; Housing Theory and Society
Holly Street: Blueprint for Success
House, Home and Society; Palgrave Macmillan
Housing agencies' role in preparing and responding to natural disasters and emergencies; European Network of Housing Researchers Conference
Housing agencies' roles in preparing for and responding to natural disasters; Australian Social Policy Conference 2009
Housing and anti-social behaviour in Australia; Housing, Urban Governance and Anti-Social Behaviour
Housing and public policy: Citizenship, choice and control
Housing and Social Inclusion/Exclusion; Parity
Housing in developed economies; Urban Geography
Housing management in transition; Developments in Housing Managment and Ownership
Housing Policy
Housing problems in the developed world; Applied Geography: An Introduction to Useful Research in Physical, Environmental and Human Geography
Housing, Public Policy and Social Inclusion; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Positioning Paper Series
Housing, race, social policy and empowerment
How can the benefits of housing regeneration programs be sustained?
How effective are private rental support programs?
How effective are private rental support programs?; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI] Final Report
How effective are private rental support programs?
How policy success, not failure, has driven Australia’s housing crisis
Immigration, indigeneity and identity: Cosmopolitanism in Australia and New Zealand; Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies
Implementing housing policy
Individualised and market-based housing assistance: evidence and policy options: AHURI Final Report No 253; AHURI Final Report Series 253
Individualised forms of welfare provision and reform of Australia’s housing assistance system
Individualised housing assistance: findings and policy options; AHURI Final Report
Institutional housing practices and racism: The Brook Estate Eltham; History Workshop Journal
Interim Evaluation Hackney Wick SRB Programme
Interview for ABC Radio (Hobart) The role of art in addressing social stigma
Introduction; Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia
Introduction; Social Constructionism in Housing Research
Introduction to the Special Edition: Housing and Demographic Change; Housing, Theory and Society,
Introduction to the special edition: ‘the politics of housing policy’; Housing Studies
Introduction: Disasters, housing, actuarialism and the securitisation of risk; Housing Studies
Introduction: Homes, Objects and Things; Housing, Theory and Society
Investigating the new landscapes of welfare: housing policy, politics and the emerging research agenda; Housing, Theory and Society
Is the concept of 'housing insecurity' a useful one for policymakers?; Parity
Journeying South: the contribution of contemporary Australian Literature for migration research; Imagining Home: Migrants and the Search For a New Belonging
Keeping the Dream Alive
Key themes and future projects: Conclusion to the social issue: Discourse and urban change; Urban Studies
L'amenagement urbain britannique entre participation locale et partenariats; Mots
Literature and Policy Review of Homelessness Support Services
Low incomes cause housing stigma
Making sense of partnerships - A study of police and housing department collaboration for tackling drug and related problems on public housing estates
Marginal rental housing in Australia; AHURI Positioning Paper Series
Material Objects, identity and the home: towards a relational housing research agenda; Housing, Theory and Society
Modernisation, marketisation and housing reform: The use of evidence based policy as a rationality discourse; People, Place and Policy Online
Multiculturalism and social cohesion; Urban 45
Natural disaster preparation and response: a guide for state housing authorities; AHURI Positioning Paper No 113
Natural disaster preparation and response: issues for state housing authorities; AHURI Final Report
Neo-Liberal Ideology and 'The 'Problem' Of Anti-Social Behaviour; Parity
Neoliberalism and the Housing Affordability Crisis; The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning
New Localism, Old Retrenchment: The 'Big Society', Housing Policy and the Politics of Welfare Reform; Housing, Theory and Society
Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia; UWA Publishing
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
Performance indicators and social constructionism: Conflict and control in housing management; Critical Social Policy: a journal of theory and practice in social welfare
Place, space, and capital: The landscapes of Patrick Keiller; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Planning, Building and Insuring: Adaptation of Built Environment to Climate Change Induced Increased Intensity of Natural Hazards; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Planning: A role for the imagination; Planning Theory
Policies that fail - words that succeed’: the politics of accessible housing in Australia; Australian Journal of Public Administration
Policy intervention and its impact: analysing New Labour's public service reform model as applied to local authority housing in England; Housing, Theory and Society
Positioning Paper: A Review of Housing Management Tenant Incentive Schemes
Power, Discursive Space and Institutional Practices in the Construction of Housing Problems; Housing Studies
Pragmatism and participation; Town and Country Planning
Privileged or exploited council tenants? The discursive change in Conservative housing policy from 1972 to 1980; Policy and Politics
Promoting health: Good practice solutions for housing workers
Public Housing
Public Housing
Public Housing
Public Housing
Public Housing and the 'Problem' of Anti-Social Behaviour; Housing Works
Public housing and the politics of stigma; Australian Journal of Social Issues
Public housing in Australia: Stigma, home and opportunity
Public Housing Shake Up
Public virtue; Public Finance
Racism and Cultural Diversity
Review of H. Jones’ Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change’
Revisiting Hulme; Town and Country Planning
Searching out a new Hulme; Town and Country Planning
Social Construction
Social Constructionism in Housing Research; Ashgate Publishing Company
Social Exclusion and Housing
Social exclusion and housing
Social exclusion and housing; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Social History
Social housing as Infrastructure
Speaking with: Keith Jacobs on the politics of housing
Special Issue: Theoretical Concerns In Australian Housing and Urban Research; Housing, Theory and Society
Squatting; Shades of Deviance
Stakeholder views of the regulation of affordable housing providers: Final Report; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report
Stigma of Housing Taints Sale
Stock Transfer of Public Housing Estates to the Community Housing Sector
Sub-prime Society
Subjectivity and the Transformation of Urban Spatial Experience; Housing, Theory and Society
Submission to the Senate's Economics Reference Committee on Affordable Housing
Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets
Sullivan's Cove to be remediated
Tackling problems of anti-social behaviour on public housing estates
Tackling stigma on public housing estates
Territorial Modes of Governance and the Discourses of Community Reaction in the State of Tasmania; Space and Polity
The allure of the “Big Society”: conveying authority in an era of uncertainty; Housing, Theory and Society
The changing boundaries of politics: The implications of public policy; Occasional Paper Series
The dynamics of local housing policy; Ashgate
The experience of marginal rental housing in Australia; AHURI Final Report Series
The housing system is broken but solutions remain in short supply’; Parity
The inclusive society: Social exclusion and new Labour
The Language of Resilience: Ideas and Action in Contemporary Policy-making; Housing, Theory and Society
The making of the modern British home: the suburban semi and family life between the wars by Peter Scott, Oxford, Oxford University Press
The Myth of the Benevolent State: Review of The Sydney Metropolitan Strategy as a zoning technology: analyzing the spatial and temporal dimensions of obsolescence
The new middle class and the remaking of the central city
The party’s over: critical junctures, crises and the politics of housing policy; Housing Studies
The politics of partnerships: a study of police and housing collaboration to tackle anti-social behaviours on Australian public housing estates; Public Administration
The post-social turn: challenges for housing research; Housing Studies
The role of informal community resources in supporting independent housing for young people recovering from mental illness; AHURI Positioning Paper
The role of informal community resources in supporting stable housing for young people recovering from mental illness: key issues for housing policy-makers and practitioners; AHURI Final Report Series
The rush to buy a piece of paradise
The social forces and politics of housing research: reflections from within the academy; Housing, Theory and Society
The spirit of the age
The stigmatisation of social housing: findings from a panel investigation; AHURI Final Report Series
The struggle to define homelessness: a constructivist approach; Homelessness
The ‘Politics’ of Australian Housing: The Role of Lobbyists and Their Influence in Shaping Policy; Housing Studies
Theorising Cause; Homelessness in Australia: An Introduction
Tower block: Modern public housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Twentieth century building in Hackney
Understanding institutions, actors and networks: advancing constructionist methods in urban policy research; Qualitative Urban Analysis: An International Perspective
Understanding the Problem of Homelessness; Parity
Useful in Some Approaches but not Others?
Waterfront Redevelopment: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Policy-making Process within the Chatham Maritime Project; Urban Studies
What future for public housing? A critical analysis; Final Report Series of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
What future for public housing? A critical analysis
What happens when the funding runs out? Exploring the utility of 'exit strategies' for Australian housing regeneration programmes; Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal
What should happen when the funding runs out? An evaluation of the utility of 'exit strategies' for Australian housing regeneration programmes; National Housing Conference
What to do now? Tensions and dilemmas in responding to natural disasters: a study of three Australian state housing authorities; International Journal of Housing Policy
Why falling house prices aren't the calamity the media would have you believe
Winners and losers in the money-go-round

Research Projects

A Critical Review of Intervention Studies and Evidence-Based Policy; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
A Review of Housing Management Tenant Incentive Schemes; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
A Review of Private Rental Support Programmes and their Effectiveness in Assisting Tenants on Low Incomes; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
A Study of Housing Stock Transfers in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Adaptation of Built Environment to Climate Change Induced Increased Intensity of Natural Hazards; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
AHURI Postgraduate Top-up Scholarship - Erika Altmann; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
AHURI Top-up Scholarship - Anna Greenwood; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
AHURI Top-up Scholarship - Kathleen Flanagan; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
AHURI Top-Up Scholarship - Laura Wynne; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
AHURI Top-up Scholarship Brophy; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
AHURI Top-Up-Scholarship - Salvin Gounder; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
AHURI Top-Up-Scholarship - Tamlin Gorter; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
An analysis of the experiences and motivations of clients accessing Sydney's Medically Supervised Injecting Centre and the factors facilitating or inhibiting service uptake and retention; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
An individualised welfare approach to housing assistance: conceptual foundations and international experience; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Boarding Houses and Government Supply Side Intervention; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Challenging the stigmatisation of poverty and place based disadvantage; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Conflicts and challenges: a sociological investigation of key problems in contemporary Australian housing policy making.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Developing Appropriate Exit Strategies for Housing Regeneration/Renewal Programs; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Developing Effective Housing Management Policies to Address Problems of Anti-social Behaviour; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Effective Strategies for Tackling Drug and Related Problems on Social Housing Estates; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Housing Affordability for Lower Income Australians; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Housing and Community Research Unit at the University of Tasmania (HACRU); Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
Housing Public Policy and Social Exclusion; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Individualised forms of welfare provision and reform of Australia's housing assistance system; 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)
Marginal Rental Housing and Marginal Renters: A Typology for Policy; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Felicity Picken; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Preparing for and Responding to Natural Disasters and Environmental Emergencies: A Guide for State Housing Authorities; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Regulatory Frameworks and Their Utility for the Not For Profit Housing Sector; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Social Exclusion and Housing; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Sustainable Regions for a Competitive Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The conceptual underpinnings of social housing as infrastructure ; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
The Problem of Social Housing Stigmatisation and the Innovations That Can Minimise Its Effects: A Panel Investigation; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
The Role of Informal Community Resources in Supporting Independent Housing for Young People Recovering from Mental Illness: A Guide for Housing Policy Makers and Practitioners; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Tipping Point Study; Department of Social Services (DoSS (Cwth))
What Future for Australian Public Housing? A Critical Analysis; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
A Comprehensive Analysis of the Housing Needs of Young and Elderly Aboriginal People in Tasmania
The Economic Contribution of the Salamanca Arts Centre - A cost benefit analysis
Understanding the lived experience of migrants in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

"Talking UP" the Birth Rate- The Typologising of Women and their Fertility
A Circuit of Governance Housing Framework- Modes and Social Relations in Neo-Liberal Political Practices
An exploration of the financial problems faced by state housing authorities in managing their stock and the strategies to address these problems, including stock transfer to the community-housing sector
Citizenship Rights and Housing Tenure
Constructions of Community, Self and Refugeehood in the Resettlement Experiences of Karen People Living in Tasmania
Contrasting Migrants' perceptions and processes of integration in Tasmania and Iceland.
Creating the Bilbao Effect- Assessing the economic, social and cultural impact of MONA on Hobart's creative industries, and investigating how state and local governments can capitalise on this cultural momentum
Disaster Management- An exploration of participatory and holistic policy and practice- Approaches in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America
Environmental Governance, Regulation and Climate Change
Expanding the Knowledge Base on Pro Poor Tourism/Sustainable Tourism Eliminating Poverty (ST~EP) and Developing Soundly Based Structures to Implement ST~EP Projects
For the Love of Money Moral Orientations Toward Money in the 'Good Life'
Health and well-being policy, planning and implementation- A comparative study of Tasmania and international processes using regional development approaches.
Health Informatics, Discourses and the Use of Personal Health Information- Which piper, which tune and who pays?
Housing in the private rental sector- a site for investment or a place to live? Investigating the interplay between landlords, tenants, and the structures that inform the experience of secure occupancy.
How social theory has informed the development of housing studies, and the usefulness of this contribution for framing contemporary housing problems.
Hyperlocal Media, Community Participation and Social Change- A Study of Public Broadcasting and Community Conversations in the Digital Age
Is Anyone Doing the Cooking? Food Practices in Contemporary Families
Language and Identity In The African Diaspora in Tasmania
New Public Management and Government Services Provision
Older Women Who Live Alone- An Interpretive Approach to Bridging the Gap Between Lived Experiences and Policy Discourses
Organisational capacity to govern? The case of the owner corporation as a volunteer organisation responsible for large assets
Problematising Social Housing- A Foucauldian Analysis of a Discourse of Anti-Social Behaviour in Australia
Returning to Place- The Return Migration of Young Adults to Tasmania
The Rhetoric of Partnerships Involving People Who Use Illicit Drugs and the Reality of 'Partners' Experience
The Social Consequences of Contemporary Financial Markets and the Case for a Financial Transaction Tax
To consider the role and potential of ethnographic research in applied social policy
Women Managing Ageing- Bodies, Gender and Identities
Youth, mobility and governance on the North West Coast of Tasmania