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The Professor Mike Berry Award for Excellence in Housing Research 2017


Habibis, D, The Professor Mike Berry Award for Excellence in Housing Research 2017, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Award]

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Associate Professor Daphne Habibis, from the University of Tasmania (AHURI Research Centre Director) won the The Berry, the Professor Mike Berry Award for Excellence in Housing Research (

Daphne is Director of the Housing and Community Research Unit at the University of Tasmania. She is a sociologist who has published widely on housing and urban policy issues especially in relation to tenancy sustainment and Aboriginal housing. She is the lead investigator on a number of ARC and AHURI funded research projects concerning Aboriginal and settler Australian race relations, welfare conditionality in Aboriginal housing, and improving tenancy management in remote Aboriginal communities.

'It’s an honour to receive the Berry award, which is named after one of Australia’s most distinguished researchers, and when there is also so much excellent work done by AHURI and other housing researchers,’ says Daphne. ‘One of the attractive things about housing research is the way it combines scholarly and policy relevant research that has genuine potential to impact on the field. The complexity of the issues in Aboriginal housing make this especially true so it’s a privilege to be working in this space.

Along with an engraved award, Daphne also received a $1,000 cash prize.

AHURI congratulates both award winners and commends all the researchers who presented at the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference.

Item Details

Item Type:Award
Keywords:housing policy, homelessness
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Habibis, D (Associate Professor Daphne Habibis)
ID Code:135062
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-09-25
Last Modified:2019-09-25

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