Catch up on our report launch event

Did you miss the launch of our latest report - Sustaining Social Housing, or want to watch it again? We've got you covered!

On August 3, 2021, Dr Sarah Taylor and Prof Guy Johnson joined Unison to present the findings of the Unison Housing Research Lab's latest report.

The presentation was followed by an insightful Q&A with a panel of experts, comprising of Sue Grigg - Director of Housing and Homelessness at Unison, Emeritus Prof Chris Chamberlain - former Director of the Centre for Applied Social Research at RMIT University and well-known for his research on homelessness in Australia.


Below is a video recording of the event.



Sustaining Social Housing is the seventh report produced by Unison Housing Research Lab, a collaborative partnership between RMIT and Unison Housing, one of Victoria’s largest social housing providers. You can download the full report here: UHRL Report Sustaining Social Housing (PDF)

You can download Dr Sarah Taylor's presentation here: Presentation: Sustaining Social Housing (PDF) 



About the Unison Housing Research Lab

The Unison Housing Research Lab is a unique education and research collaboration between RMIT University and Unison Housing. The Lab was established in 2017 and is funded for five years to develop and implement a collaborative teaching program and undertake innovative policy and practice relevant housing research informed by the experiences of services users and providers. Find out more:


About Dr Sarah Taylor

Sarah is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Unison Housing Lab. She has over fifteen years’ experience working with Geographic Information Systems, databases, software development, and mixed methods research. She often works with very large datasets and brings together different types of data in novel ways. As part of her work in the Unison Housing Lab she manages the Maximising Impact longitudinal study of 170 social housing tenants. She has also published on service use patterns at a high-volume homelessness service, and on different forms of rooming houses.


About Prof Guy Johnson

Guy is a Professor of Urban Housing and Homelessness at RMIT University and the Director of the Unison Housing Research Lab. He has been involved in the area of precarious housing and homelessness for over three decades, initially as a practitioner and more recently as a researcher. Guy has extensive knowledge of existing homelessness research, current homelessness policies, and is well acquainted with the homelessness service system.

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