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Christopher Phelps

Research Fellow, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Curtin University

Christopher Phelps is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Curtin University. Christopher has published research on a range of housing policy issues relevant to Australia, including housing affordability, housing supply, and within-city house price dynamics. Christopher recently completed his Economics PhD at Curtin University, for which he was awarded the 2021 Peter Barrington Gold Medal Award for research excellence in the study of land economy. His thesis presented three independent research essays related by a theme of residential segregation and its implications within Australian cities, specifically those relating to dwelling price movements and housing consumer wellbeing.


  • 2021–present
    Research Fellow, Curtin University
  • 2015–2021
    Research & Teaching Assistant, Curtin University
  • 2021–2021
    Research Associate, Curtin University


  • 2021 
    Curtin University, Doctor of Philosophy - Economics & Finance

Research Areas

  • Urban And Regional Economics (140218)