Emeritus Professor Tony Dalton is in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. He has taught housing, urban studies, policy studies and research and has published widely on many aspects of housing and policy. His research and publications in the area of housing studies is closely connected to his participation in non-government sector policy and advocacy work. He is a director on the board of Launch Housing, a large Melbourne based provider of services to homeless people and a contributor to service innovation and policy advocacy on housing and homelessness. Previously he has held senior management positions at RMIT University.