Dr Erika Altmann holds a Masters in Management (Contracting and Project Management) and a PhD (Sociology).
She is qualitative researcher with a strong focus on the management of real property in its many forms. This includes housing and urban research, and social disadvantage in both urban and rural settings. Since completing her PhD in 2014, she has published 12 peer reviewed articles, two book chapters and co-edited a research collection. She is a regular contributor to Parity – Australia’s lead industry journal on homelessness, and The Conversation.
Her 2016 research focused on management issues related to people experiencing dementia and living in private rental housing and in 2018/19 and this has led to further joint grants on retirement living, health and contractual issues. Her focus was extended to rural housing impact. Erika’s strong industry focus and background was instrumental in her gaining industry support and being able to engage with private property managers, advocacy groups and landlords.
Along with Michelle Gabriel, she is a co-editor of “Multi-owned Housing in the Asia-Pacific Region: Rights, restrictions and responsibilities”