August 8 – Addressing Homelessness: Towards New Models for the 21st Century



Addressing Homelessness:  Towards New Models for the 21st Century

Friday 8 August, 2014

9.00am – 5.30pm
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace

General Admission – $95.00
Groups (+10)/Corporate subscriber – $70.00
DDF Subscriber/Concession – $30.00

Draft Conference Program

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    Professor Andrew Beer is a Professor in the Discipline of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Adelaide and Director of the Centre for Housing,         Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to completing his PhD, Dr Beer worked in a number of research positions and as a teaching academic at the University of Wollongong,
and the Australian Defence Force Academy. In 1990 he joined the Australian Public Service. His public service work was concerned with the housing and land supply
industries, planning policies, infrastructure provision and the appropriateness of institutional arrangements for the delivery of government programs.

Professor Beer has a long history of research in urban issues, including work in both metropolitan and non-metropolitan Australia. Professor Beer is an expert in urban economic development and has published numerous journal articles and two books on the topic. Much of this work has focused on the relationship between urban planning and the economic performance of cities. Professor Beer’s work also includes research on the housing and care needs of the older population in Australia including social isolation, urban regeneration, locational disadvantage, the growth of outer metropolitan areas, the needs of employers in less developed regions, and the supply of land for urban development.


 Dr Shelley Mallett is an Honorary Senior lecturer at the Centre for Women’s Health, Gender and Society at the University of Melbourne and has worked extensively in
academia and within the Community sector. Shelley has led and collaborated on a wide range of research projects and evaluations including Project I, the first cross-
national longitudinal study of homeless young people to be conducted in Australia. Shelley sits on a number of government and sector reference groups, serves as a
board member on The Council to Homeless Persons and is a member of the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council.


   Professor Chris Chamberlain was Director, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University, 2005-2013, where he is now Emeritus Professor.  Chris is the joint      author of Youth Homelessness:  Early Intervention and Prevention;  Counting the Homeless 2001 and Counting the Homeless 2006.  His new book Homelessness in
Australia:  an introduction
 will be published by New South Publishing in September 2014.


 Dr Cameron Parsell is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland.  Cameron’s primary area of research is
homelessness and supportive housing.  He is currently investigating the delivery and effectiveness of housing and service interventions, and he is interested in
understanding the conditions that enable people to exit homelessness.



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