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Hal Pawson

Associate Director - City Futures - Urban Policy and Strategy, City Futures Research Centre, City Housing

MPubPolStud (UBristol), BScGeog (Hons I, USthampton)


Phone +61 2 9385 5078

Fax +61 2 9385 5935

Email h.pawson@unsw.edu.au


Room 3023

Building Red Centre Building

Campus Kensington


Hal Pawson joined UNSW in 2011 as a Professor of Housing Research and Policy, Associate Director of the City Futures Research Centre, and Director of the UNSW AHURI Research Centre.

Hal's key interests include the governance and management of social housing, private rental housing and urban renewal. Both in his current role and previously at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University (1995-2011), Hal has extensive experience in leading policy-related housing research commissioned by national governments and funding agencies.

At UNSW, Hal also leads the recently-launched Masters in Urban Renewal and Housing.

Hal's prolific record of academic journal publications includes his 2010 co-authored book, After Council Housing: Britain’s New Social Landlords. He is a member of the Australasian Housing Institute, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Housing, and Managing Editor (Australasia) for the highly-rated international journal Housing Studies. He is also a Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University and an Associate of the Urban Studies and Planning Department, University of Sheffield.