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Scientia Associate Professor, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Hazel is Scientia Associate Professor at the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Hazel has been working in the area of housing and urban research for over 15 years. She has undertaken research examining private rental housing, home ownership and social housing. Much of her research has focused on housing and planning policy, residential decision-making and residential satisfaction.

Since joining City Futures in 2007, Hazel's research has focused on apartment living and strata titled developments. She is regularly invited to speak at industry and professional forums, and has received awards from the Planning Institute of Australia and Strata Community Australia for her work.


  • 2012–present
    Senior research fellow, UNSW Australia
  • 2009–2012
    Research fellow, UNSW Australia
  • 2007–2009
    Research associate, UNSW Australia
  • 2006–2007
    Research associate, University of Tasmania


  • 2006 
    University of Tasmania, PhD
  • 2002 
    University of Sydney, BA(Hons 1)