AHURI Research Centre at the University of South Australia


The AHURI Research Centre at the University of South Australia is a joint centre of the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences and the Business School. Our centre is a member of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), a national, independent research network that provides high quality research to influence and improve policy development in relation to housing and urban needs.  

Our Focus

AHURI LogoProviding critical, evidence-based research for policy development on a range of issues, including:

  • housing supply and affordability;
  • urban planning and infrastructure development;
  • homelessness; economic productivity;
  • social cohesion and wellbeing.

Mission Statement

The aim of the AHURI Research Centre at UniSA is to bring together industry partners and high calibre researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to develop policy-relevant, evidence-based research focussing on housing and urban subjects. Our researchers collaborate across divisions in UniSA, with other research institutions in South Australia and nationally, and with practitioners involved in the design, delivery and provision of housing and urban infrastructure, homelessness services, ageing and finance. Along with the research funding opportunities that arise through our partnership with AHURI, we also source grants and projects through industry and interdisciplinary collaboration.  


News and Events

Wednesday 6 June – Friday 8 June, 2018 -  Joint APNHR and AHRC Conference

The Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR) Conference and the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC) are holding a joint conference in 2018 on the Gold Coast, focussing on ‘Smart and Sustainable Housing Futures: Towards an Efficient and Equitable Housing Delivery System’

Tuesday 29th May – Thursday 31st May 2018 - AHURI 2018 Top Up Scholars Symposium,

Held by AHURI in Canberra (attendance by AHURI PhD Top Up recipients required). To be held in conjunction with the AHURI One-Day conference on the 29th May titled:  Ready for growth: Affordable housing supply solutions


Thursday 22 March 2018, 3pm - AHURI Grant Writing Information Session,

Held by the University of South Australia AHURI Research Centre, Yungondi Building, Executive Educational Meeting Room, Y1-70 (places limited – invitation only).

Thursday 22 March 2018, 5.45pm – University of South Australia AHURI Research Centre Official Launch and Networking Event

For researchers and industry partners, held by the University of South Australia AHURI Research Centre, Jeffrey Smart Building, City West, Hindley Street, Jeffrey Smart Forum, JS Forum JS1-13

AHURI Research Centre News Bulletin

View News Bulletin December 2017 (PDF, 547Kb)

Our People

Leadership and Management Team


Associate Professor Christine Garnaut
Associate Professor in the School of Art, Architecture and Design
Education, Arts and Social Sciences (EASS)

Deputy Director:

Dr Braam Lowies,
Senior Lecturer in Property School of Commerce
UniSA Business School (BUE)

Administrative and Project Officer:

Dr Kyra Wood
Recent PhD graduate (architecture) from the School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia


Administration for this centre is currently based in the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Contact Person: Dr Kyra Wood
Address: Level 3, Kaurna Building, City West campus
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide  SA  5001

Phone:  +61 (8) 8302 1928
Email: kyra.wood@unisa.edu.au
Internal Post: CWE-01

Areas of study and research

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