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Dr Alistair Sisson

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Research Associate


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Alistair joined the City Futures Research Centre as a Research Associate in November 2019. He completed his PhD in urban geography in 2020, at the University of Sydney. His research interests include housing, stigma, nightlife, gentrification, and urban development.



Betteridge B; Chatterjee P; Emmanuel L; Fairall A; Garrett B; Graff M; Iveson K; Legg R; Maalsen S; Melo Zurita MDL, 2018, Sydney - We Need to Talk!.

Book Chapters

Sisson A; Rogers D, 2020, 'Housing', in Kobayashi A (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Second Edition), pp. 69-73, 10.1016/B978-0-08-102295-5.10269-0

Journal articles

Chatterjee P; Sisson A; Condie J; Wynne L; Lewis C; Skipper C, 2020, 'Documentary and resistance: There Goes Our Neighbourhood, #WeLiveHere2017 and the Waterloo estate redevelopment', International Journal of Housing Policy, 10.1080/19491247.2020.1851636

Sisson A, 2020, 'Territory and territorial stigmatisation: On the production, consequences and contestation of spatial disrepute', Progress in Human Geography, 10.1177/0309132520936760

Meese H; Baker T; Sisson A, 2020, '#WeAreBeneficiaries: Contesting Poverty Stigma Through Social Media', Antipode, vol. 52, pp. 1152-1174, 10.1111/anti.12617

Chatterjee P; Condie J; Sisson A; Wynne L, 2019, 'Imploding activism: challenges of housing scholar-activism in the neoliberal city & university', Radical Housing Journal, vol. 1, pp. 189-204,

Sisson A; Rogers D; Gibson C, 2019, 'Property speculation, global capital, urban planning and financialisation: Sydney Boom, Sydney Bust redux', Australian Geographer, vol. 50, pp. 1-9, 10.1080/00049182.2018.1464365

Sisson A; Maginn PJ, 2018, '“Reclaiming Northbridge”: Urban (Dis)Order and Territorial Stigmatisation in Perth’s Night Time Economy precinct', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 36, pp. 123-137, 10.1080/08111146.2018.1460266


Pawson H; Martin C; Sisson A; Thompson S; Fitzpatrick S; March A, 2021, COVID-19: Rental housing and homelessness impacts – an initial analysis, ACOSS and UNSW, Sydney, ACOSS-UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership, 1,

Easthope H; Thompson S; Sisson A, 2020, Australasian Strata Insights, City Futures Research Centre, Sydney,


Sisson A; Chatterjee P, 2020, Why public housing is stigmatised and how we can fix it,

Sisson A; Rogers D, 2018, Essays On Air: Australia's property boom and bust cycle stretches back to colonial days,

Sisson A; Maginn P, 2018, 'Sanitised' nightlife precincts become places where some are not welcome,

Chatterjee P; Sisson A; Condie J; Wynne L, 2018, We still live here: public housing tenants fight for their place in the city,

Rogers D; Sisson A; Condie J; Wynne L; Chatterjee P, 2017, We Live Here: how do residents feel about public housing redevelopment?,


Liu E; Chomik R; Sisson A; Atkins M; Judd B, 2020, Ageing in Australia 2006-2016,

Sisson A; Randolph B, 2020, Who lives in higher density housing?,

Sisson A, 2019, Territory beyond terra, Informa UK Limited, 10.1080/00049182.2018.1473741

Sisson A, 2018, Stretching stigmatised territory, Informa UK Limited, 10.1080/13604813.2018.1485316