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Professor of Housing Research and Policy, and Associate Director, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Professor Hal Pawson ( is a highly experienced researcher in the urban planning field. He joined UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre in 2011 from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. His key interests include the governance and management of social housing, private rental housing and urban renewal. His latest co-authored book, Housing Policy in Australia: A case for system reform (Palgrave) was published in 2020. Hal is Managing Editor of Housing Studies, the leading international journal in this field.


  • –present
    Associate Director - City Futures - Urban Policy and Strategy, City Futures Research Centre, Housing Policy and Practice, UNSW Australia