Associate Professor Wendy Stone is Director of the AHURI-Swinburne Research Centre within Swinburne's Centre for Urban Transitions, where she undertakes applied social policy research focused on the nexus between inequality, housing, family and community wellbeing. Her research informs policy development, and improved conceptualisation of complex social issues. Previously Wendy worked at the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).
Wendy's current research focuses on spatial, temporal and longitudinal accounts of children's housing disadvantage and policy innovation to reduce housing-related inequalities.
Wendy is leading a newly funded $500,000 major national study investigating policy development responses to the widening 'housing aspirations gap' facing young adults, families at mid-life and later life Australians including Indigenous, migrant and lower income households. (AHURI 2017-2018)