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Professor Hal Pawson

Hal Pawson
Associate Director, City Futures Research Centre

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Phone: +61 2 93855078

Hal Pawson is Professor Housing Research and Policy and Associate Director at the City Futures Research Centre, UNSW. In this role he has led several major research projects funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and by the Australian Research Council (ARC). Hal’s key interests include private rental housing, social and affordable housing, and urban renewal. Before moving to Sydney, Hal worked at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh from 1995-2011.

Publications

Books

Pawson H; Hulse K; Cheshire L, 2015, Addressing concentrations of disadvantage in urban Australia (AHURI Final Report No 247), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute - AHURI, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_70704_fr6

Pawson H; Milligan V; Liu E; Phibbs P; Rowley S, 2015, Assessing management costs and tenant outcomes in social housing: Recommended methods and future directions

Pawson H; Herath S, 2015, Disadvantaged places in urban Australia: Residential mobility, place attachment and social exclusion

Dalton T; Pawson H; Hulse K, 2015, Rooming house futures: Governing for growth, fairness and transparency

Milligan V; Hulse K; Pawson H; Flatau P; Liu E, 2015, Strategies of Australia's leading not-for-profit housing providers: A national study and international comparison

Pawson H; Milligan V; Phibbs P; Rowley S, 2014, Assessing management costs and tenant outcomes in social housing: Developing a framework

Hulse K; Pawson H; Reynolds M; Herath S, 2014, Disadvantaged Places in Urban Australia: Analysing socio-economic diversity and housing market performance (AHURI Final Report No 225), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_70704_fr2

Lawson J; Berry M; Hamilton C; Pawson H, 2014, Enhancing Affordable Rental Housing Investment via an Intermediary and Guarantee, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_53019_fr

Cheshire L; Pawson H; Easthope H; Stone W, 2014, Living with Place Disadvantage: community, practice and policy (AHURI Final Report No. 228), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_70704_fr4

Vizel I; Pawson H; Stone W; Herath S; McNellis S, 2014, Social Housing Exits: Incidence, motivations and consequences (AHURI Final Report No. 229), AHURI, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_71026_fr

Milligan VR; Vizel I; Yates J; Pawson H, 2013, Financing rental housing through institutional investment – Volume 1: outcomes of an investigative panel (AHURI Final Report No 202), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p71016

Milligan V; Yates J; Wiesel I; Pawson H, 2013, Financing rental housing through institutional investment: Volume 2: Supplementary papers

Pawson H; Milligan V; Vizel I; Hulse K, 2013, Public housing transfers in Australia: past, present and prospective (AHURI Final report No 215), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/ahuri_71008_fr

Pawson H; Gethin D; Vizel I, 2012, Addressing concentrations of disadvantage: Policy, practice and literature review, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/upload/research/centres/cf/publications/ahuriprojectreports/AHURI_Final_Report_No190.pdf

Pawson H; Wilcox S, (eds.), 2011, UK Housing Review 2010/11, Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry, http://www.york.ac.uk/res/ukhr/index.htm

Pawson H; Mullins D, 2010, After Council Housing, Macmillan Publishers Limited, Hampshire, UK, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=268841

Book Chapters

Pawson H, 2012, 'Policies to address homelessness. Prevention in the United Kingdom', in International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, pp. 243-248, 10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.00702-5

Pawson H, 2012, 'The Changing Scale and Role of Private Renting in the UK Housing Market', in UK Housing Review 2011/12, edn. Original, Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry, pp. 13-24, http://www.ukhousingreview.org.uk/

Pawson H, 2011, 'Post-millennium dividends? Assessing recent trends in social housing management efficiency and effectiveness', in UK Housing Review 2010/11, edn. 19th, Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry, pp. 11-20

Journal articles

Pawson H; Hulse K; Morris A, 2017, 'Interpreting the rise of long-term private renting in a liberal welfare regime context', Housing Studies, vol. 32, pp. 1062-1084, 10.1080/02673037.2017.1301400

Morris A; Hulse K; Pawson H, 2017, 'Long-term private renters: Perceptions of security and insecurity', Journal of Sociology, vol. 53, pp. 653-669, 10.1177/1440783317707833

Pawson H; Herath S, 2017, 'Sinks of Social Exclusion or Springboards for Social Mobility? Analysing the Roles of Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods in Urban Australia', Urban Policy and Research, pp. 1-18, 10.1080/08111146.2016.1272449

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson H, 2016, 'Fifty years since Cathy Come Home: critical reflections on the UK homelessness safety net', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 16, pp. 543-555, 10.1080/14616718.2016.1230962

Pawson H; Herath S, 2015, 'Dissecting and tracking socio-spatial disadvantage in urban Australia', Cities, vol. 44, pp. 73-85, 10.1016/j.cities.2015.02.001

Jacobs K; Pawson H, 2015, 'Introduction to the Special Edition: ‘The Politics of Housing Policy’', Housing Studies, vol. 30, pp. 651-655, 10.1080/02673037.2015.1082273

Pawson H, 2015, 'The Tenants Movement (Book Review)', Housing Studies, vol. 30, pp. 506-508, 10.1080/02673037.2015.1014626

Wiesel I; Pawson H, 2015, 'Why do tenants leave social housing? Exploring residential and social mobility at the lowest rungs of Australia's socioeconomic ladder', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 50, pp. 397-417, http://search.proquest.com/docview/1755882680/abstract?accountid=12763

Wiesel I; Pawson H, 2015, 'Why do tenants leave social housing? Exploring residential and social mobility at the lowest rungs of Australia's socioeconomic ladder', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 50, pp. 397-417, 10.1002/j.1839-4655.2015.tb00357.x

Lawson J; Berry M; Hamilton C; Pawson H, 2014, 'Enhancing affordable rental housing investment via an intermediary and guarantee', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1-125

Pawson H; Wiesel I, 2014, 'Tenant agency in Australia's public housing transfers: a comparative assessment', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 14, pp. 344-367, 10.1080/14616718.2014.952957

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson H, 2013, 'Ending Security of Tenure for Social Renters: Transitioning to 'Ambulance Service' Social Housing?', Housing Studies, 10.1080/02673037.2013.803043

Pawson H; Milligan V, 2013, 'New dawn or chimera? Can institutional financing transform rental housing?', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 13, pp. 335-357, 10.1080/14616718.2013.840111

Cowan D; Hunter C; Pawson H, 2012, 'Jurisdiction and Scale: Rent Arrears, Social Housing, and Human Rights', Journal of Law and Society, vol. 39, pp. 269-295, 10.1111/j.1467-6478.2012.00581.x

Pawson H; Sosenko F, 2012, 'Tenant satisfaction assessment in social housing in England: How reliable? How meaningful?', International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol. 36, pp. 70-79, 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2011.01033.x

Pawson H; Sosenko F, 2012, 'The Supply-Side Modernisation of Social Housing in England: Analysing Mechanics, Trends and Consequences', Housing Studies, vol. 27, pp. 783-804, 10.1080/02673037.2012.714462

Pawson H; Hulse K, 2011, 'Policy transfer of choice-based lettings to Britain and Australia: How extensive? how faithful? how appropriate?', International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 11, pp. 113-132, 10.1080/14616718.2011.573199

Pawson H; Jacobs K, 2010, 'Policy intervention and its impact: Analysing new labour's public service reform model as applied to local authority housing in England', Housing, Theory and Society, vol. 27, pp. 76-94, 10.1080/14036090902764604

Nixon J; Pawson H; Sosenko F, 2010, 'Rolling Out Anti-social Behaviour Families Projects in England and Scotland: Analysing the Rhetoric and Practice of Policy Transfer', Social Policy and Administration, vol. 44, pp. 305-325, 10.1111/j.1467-9515.2010.00715.x

Hulse K; Jones C; Pawson H, 2010, 'Tenurial "competition", tenure dynamics and the private rented sector: An international reappraisal', Journal of European Real Estate Research, vol. 3, pp. 138-156, 10.1108/17539261011062619

Pawson H; Gilmour T, 2010, 'Transforming Australia's social housing: Pointers from the British stock transfer experience', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 28, pp. 241-260, 10.1080/08111146.2010.497135

Pawson H, 2007, 'Local authority homelessness prevention in England: Empowering consumers or denying rights?', Housing Studies, vol. 22, pp. 867-883, 10.1080/02673030701387572

Pawson H; Watkins D, 2007, 'Quasi-marketising access to social housing in Britain: Assessing the distributional impacts', Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, vol. 22, pp. 149-175, 10.1007/s10901-007-9080-y

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson H, 2007, 'Welfare safety net or tenure of choice? The dilemma facing social housing policy in England', Housing Studies, vol. 22, pp. 163-182, 10.1080/02673030601132763

Pawson H, 2006, 'Restructuring England's social housing sector since 1989: Undermining or underpinning the fundamentals of public housing?', Housing Studies, vol. 21, pp. 767-783, 10.1080/02673030600807720

Mullins D; Pawson H, 2005, ''The land that time forgot': Reforming access to social housing in England', Policy and Politics, vol. 33, pp. 205-230, 10.1332/0305573053870167

Pawson H, 2004, 'Perpetuating polarized neighbourhoods? Analysing rehousing outcomes in the English housing association sector', European Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 4, pp. 77-106, 10.1080/1461671042000215460

Walker RM; Mullins D; Pawson H, 2003, 'Devolution and housing associations in Great Britain: Enhancing organisational accountability?', Housing Studies, vol. 18, pp. 177-199, 10.1080/0267303032000087711

Pawson H; Sinclair SP, 2003, 'Shopping therapy? Incentive payments and tenant behaviour: Lessons from underoccupation schemes in the United Kingdom', European Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 3, pp. 289-311, 10.1080/14616710310001630730

Bramley G; Pawson H, 2002, 'Low demand for housing: Incidence, causes and UK national policy implications', Urban Studies, vol. 39, pp. 393-422, 10.1080/00420980220112757

Pawson H; Kintrea K, 2002, 'Part of the problem or part of the solution? Social housing allocation policies and social exclusion in Britain', Journal of Social Policy, vol. 31, pp. 643-667, 10.1017/S0047279402006797

Pawson H; Bramley G, 2000, 'Understanding recent trends in residential mobility in council housing in England', Urban Studies, vol. 37, pp. 1231-1259

Pawson H; Kearns A, 1998, 'Difficult to let housing association stock in England: Property, management and context', Housing Studies, vol. 13, pp. 391-414

Pawson H; Watkins C, 1998, 'Examining spatial patterns in the pace of housing commodification', Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, vol. 89, pp. 416-430

Pawson H; Watkins C, 1998, 'The position and role of former public sector homes in the owner-occupied sector: new evidence from the Scottish housing market', Urban Studies, vol. 35, pp. 1291-1309, 10.1080/0042098984367

Pawson H; Watkins C, 1998, 'The resale of former public sector homes in rural Scotland', Scottish Geographical Magazine, vol. 114, pp. 157-163, 10.1080/00369229818737046

Pawson H, 1988, 'Review Article Race and the Allocation of Public Housing: Changing Perspectives, Recurrent Themes', Housing Studies, vol. 3, pp. 134-139, 10.1080/02673038808720622

Conference Papers

Pawson H; Herath S, 2013, 'Developing a Typology of Socio-spatial Disadvantage in Australia', in Ruming K; Randolph B; Gurran N (eds.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, SOAC Research Network, Sydney, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, Sydney, 26 - 29 November 2013, http://www.soacconference.com.au/soac-conference-proceedings-and-powerpoint-presentations/

Reports

Milligan VR; Pawson H; Phillips, R; Martin, C, 2017, Developing the scale and capacity of Australia’s affordable housing industry, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne Australia, online, AHURI Final Report, 278, 10.18408/ahuri-7108402.

Bullen JE; Liu E; Pawson H; valentine K, 2017, Evaluation of the Better Places Stronger Communities Project: Baseline report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 04/17, 10.4225/53/59b88e27d7e6f

Pawson HN; Milligan V; Lawson J; Maclennan D, 2017, Ready for Growth? Inquiry into Australia's affordable housing industry capacity, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, AHURI Visual Report, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/12832/Ready-for-growth-Inquiry-into-Australias-affordable-housing-industry-capacity-Visual-Report.pdf

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson HN; Bramley G; Wilcox S; Watts B, 2017, The Homelessness Monitor: England 2017, CRISIS UK and Joseph Rowntree Foundation, London, UK Homelessness Monitor, https://www.crisis.org.uk/media/236823/homelessness_monitor_england_2017.pdf

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson HN; Bramley G; Wilcox S; Watts B; Wood J, 2017, The Homelessness Monitor: Wales 2017, Crisis UK, London, UK Homelessness Monitor, https://www.crisis.org.uk/media/237650/the_homelessness_monitor_wales_20017.pdf

Milligan V; Martin C; Phillips R; Liu EY; Pawson H; Spinney A, 2016, Profiling Australia's Affordable Housing Industry (AHURI Final Report #268), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, Final Report 268, 10.18408/ahuri-7108401

Pawson H; Martin C; Flanagan K; Phillips R, 2016, Recent housing transfer experience in Australia: Implications for affordable housing industry development (AHURI Final Report #273), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 273, 10.18408/ahuri-7108101

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson HN; Bramley G; Wilcox S; Watts B, 2016, The Homelessness Monitor: England 2016, CRISIS UK, London, http://www.crisis.org.uk/data/files/publications/Homelessness_Monitor_England_2016_FINAL_(V12).pdf

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson HN; Bramley G; Wilcox S; Watts B, 2016, The Homelessness Monitor: Northern Ireland 2016, CRISIS UK and Joseph Rowntree Foundation, London, UK Homelessness Monitor, https://www.crisis.org.uk/media/236838/the_homelessness_monitor_northern_ireland_2016.pdf

Milligan V; Pawson H; Williams P; Yates J, 2015, Next Moves? Expanding affordable rental housing in Australia through institutional investment, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, 10.13140/2.1.4577.6161

Pawson H; Pawson H; Dalton, T; Hulse K, 2015, Rooming house futures: governing for growth, transparency and fairness—New South Wales Discussion Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p53033

Pawson H; Dalton T; Pawson H, 2015, Rooming house futures: governing for growth, transparency and fairness—Victorian Discussion Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Pawson H; Fitzpatrick S; Bramley G; Wilcox S; Watts B, 2015, The Homelessness Monitor: England 2015, CRISIS UK, London, UK Homelessness Monitors, http://www.crisis.org.uk/data/files/publications/Homelessness_Monitor_England_2015_final_web.pdf

Pawson H; Fitzpatrick S; Bramley G; Wilcox S; Watts B, 2015, The Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2015, Crisis UK, London, http://www.crisis.org.uk/publications-search.php?fullitem=471

Pawson H; Fitzpatrick S; Pawson H; Bramley G; Wilcox S; Watts B, 2015, The Homelessness Monitor: Wales 2015, CRISIS UK, London, UK Homelessness Monitors, http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/homelessness-monitor-wales-2015

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson H; Bramley G; Wilcox S, 2013, The Homelessness Monitor: England 2013, CRISIS UK, London, http://www.crisis.org.uk/data/files/publications/HomelessnessMonitorEngland2013.pdf

Pawson H; Wilcox S, 2013, UK Housing Review 2013, Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry, http://www.york.ac.uk/res/ukhr/ukhr13/index.htm

Pawson H; Bright J; van Bortel G; Engberg L, 2012, Resident involvement in social housing in the UK and Europe, Hyde Housing Group, London, http://www.hyde-housing.co.uk/library/special-publications

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson H; Bramley G; Wilcox S, 2012, The Homelessness Monitor: England 2012, CRISIS, London, http://www.crisis.org.uk/data/files/publications/HomelessnessMonitor_England_2012_WEB.pdf

Fitzpatrick S; Pawson H; Bramley G; Wilcox S, 2012, The Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2012, CRISIS UK, London, http://www.crisis.org.uk/data/files/publications/HomelessnessMonitor_Scotland_2012_complete.pdf

Pawson H; Wilcox S, 2012, UK Housing Review 2011/12, Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry, http://www.york.ac.uk/res/ukhr/ukhr1112/index.htm

Pawson H; Bramley G; Bowles G; Brown C; Canduela C; McQaid R, 2011, Assessing the Impacts of Glasgow Housing Association’s Investment Programme, Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow

Pawson H, 2011, Choice-based lettings, potentially disadvantaged groups and accessible housing registers: a positive practice guide, Department for Communities and Local Government, London, Choice-based lettings, potentially disadvantaged groups and accessible housing registers: a positive practice guide

Pawson H; Sosenko F; Atkins J, 2011, Evaluation of London Accessible Housing Register, http://www.sbe.hw.ac.uk/documents/Evaluation_of_the_LAHR_March_2011.pdf

Pawson H; Wilcox S, 2011, UK Housing Review 2010/11, Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry, http://www.york.ac.uk/res/ukhr/ukhr1011/index.htm

Pawson H; Wilcox S, 2011, UK Housing Review – 2011 Briefing Paper, Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry, http://www.york.ac.uk/res/ukhr/ukhr1011/briefingpaper2011.htm

Pawson H; Sosenko F, 2010, Assessing Resident Satisfaction; A report for London & Quadrant Housing Group, London & Quadrant Housing Group, London, http://www.lqgroup.org.uk/_assets/files/L&Q-report-V4.pdf

Pawson H; Bramley G; Morgan J; Wilcox S; Williams P, 2010, A Study into the Housebuilding Capacity of Local Authorities and RSLs in Scotland, Scottish Government, Edinburgh, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/11/11115938/0

Pawson H; Bramley G; Watkins D; White M; Pleace N, 2010, Estimating Housing Need, Dept for Communities and Local Government, London, http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/estimatinghousingneed

Pawson H; Bateman C; Brown C; Sosenko F, 2010, GHA Homechoice Pathfinder Evaluation – Summary of final report, Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow

Pawson H; Sosenko F, 2010, Local authority tenant satisfaction in 2008; Results from local authority STATUS surveys, Dept for Communities and Local Government, London, http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/tenantsatisfaction2008

Pawson H; Sosenko F; Cowan D; Croft J; Cole M; Hunter C, 2010, Rent Arrears Management Practices in the Housing Association Sector, Tenant Services Authority, London, http://www.tenantservicesauthority.org/upload/pdf/Rent_arrears_management_practices.pdf

Creative Written Works

Martin CL; Pawson H, 2017, Australia needs to reboot affordable housing funding, not scrap it, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/australia-needs-to-reboot-affordable-housing-funding-not-scrap-it-72861

Martin CL; Pawson H, 2017, Budget 2017 charts new social and affordable housing agenda, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/budget-2017-charts-new-social-and-affordable-housing-agenda-76794

Troy LJ; Rogers D; Power E; Pawson H; Iveson K; Crabtree L; Darcy M; Phibbs P, 2016, Sydney needs higher affordable housing targets, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/sydney-needs-higher-affordable-housing-targets-69207

Pawson HN; Milligan V, 2015, Are we Seeing a New Dawn for Affordable Housing?, Are we Seeing a New Dawn for Affordable Housing?, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, https://theconversation.com/are-we-seeing-a-new-dawn-for-affordable-housing-52286