Growing Well: Renewing Sydney’s housing for health, wellbeing and equity

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Sydney is among the world’s most expensive cities. In Sydney Local Health District alone, population is expected to increase by 40% by 2030, further exacerbating housing system stress. Government faces the interlinked challenges of enhancing housing affordability, containing urban sprawl, and renewing run-down social housing - all while creating liveable places that promote healthy lifestyles.

This scholarship will investigate government and industry responses to changing housing and service needs, while creating healthy built environments. The research will examine how disadvantaged groups and communities can share the potential health benefits of urban renewal through social inclusion.

The ideal candidate will:

  • have a passion for making the cities of the future healthier and more accessible for all
  • have experience in urban planning, housing management or development, population health, or health equity
  • have had prior involvement in designing and conducting empirical qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research
  • have published and presented on their research
  • be seeking a research career focused on the interface between the built environment, health and equity.
Supervisory team
Evelyne
de Leeuw

Medicine
Director, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation - CHETRE, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
Hal
Pawson

Built Environment
Associate Director, City Futures Research Centre
Ben
Harris-Roxas

Medicine
Director, South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH), Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
b.harris-roxas@unsw.edu.au