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Research Associate, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Sian Thompson is a Research Associate at City Futures Research Centre. Her research interests focus on strata and higher density housing, and how we can design liveable, durable, socially and environmentally sustainable high density neighbourhoods.


  • 2018–present
    Research officer, City Futures Research Centre
  • 2015–2019
    Doctoral researcher in the Built Environment, UNSW Sydney
  • 2014–2018
    Research assistant, City Futures Research Centre


  • 2019 
    UNSW Sydney, PhD
  • 2015 
    UNSW Australia, MPhil
  • 2010 
    Victoria University of Wellington, GDip Arts in Psychology
  • 2009 
    Victoria University of Wellington, BA in Design

Professional Memberships

  • Environmental Design Researchers Association