Lecturer/Research Fellow in Housing and Urban Studies, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Angela Spinney is a highly experienced policy orientated and action researcher specialising in the marginally housed, social and affordable housing, and the housing consequences of domestic and family violence.

Angela is a leading Australian authority on the concepts, policy and practice implications of homelessness prevention for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence, and has led several international research projects on these topics.

Angela has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (UK) since 1996 and the Australasian Housing Institute since 2009.
-Convenes the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Social Science (Housing Management and Policy) at Swinburne.
-Chief Investigator on the Salvation Army Tasmania's action research project "Safe from the Start" which won the Australian National Crime Prevention and Reduction Award in 2011, and which has received national and international acclaim.

More recently Angela appeared as an expert witness at the Royal Commission on Family Violence and was delighted that her recommendation to the commission regarding the expansion of Safe at Home measures to prevent women and children becoming homeless were accepted. In April 2016 the Victorian Government committed $10 million to implementing these measures.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer/Research Fellow in Housing and Urban Studies, Swinburne University of Technology