Healthy Housing CRE

The Healthy Housing Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) is a 5-year project funded by the NHMRC from 2020-2025. It involves over 20 researchers from across Australia and the world.

About the CRE

Across the disciplinary boundaries, this innovative Centre of Research Excellence brings together the leaders capable of answering questions around health issues and housing interventions in Australia.It will be the first and only health-focused Centre internationally to span healthy housing for Indigenous Australians, people in need and the growing population of rental housing tenants. Through the collaboration and connections encapsulated in the Centre, this project will deliver new knowledge through three interconnected research streams.

Research streams

Life course, prevention and intervention

This Research Stream engages with questions around the short and long term benefits of improving the condition, affordability and security of housing for children and adults.

Stream Leader: Professor Rebecca Bentley (University of Melbourne)

Health gains and costs

This Research Stream investigates the health impact of intervention on housing, and compares its impact to other health sector interventions (e.g. screening programmes, tobacco control, etc.)

Stream Leader: Professor Tony Blakley (University of Melbourne)

Capturing complexity

This research stream asks how we can better measure the effects of exposure to unhealthy housing, and how risk varies across different subpopulations.

Stream Leader: Professor Emma Baker (University of Adelaide)

The Healthy Housing CRE is administered from The University of Melbourne in the Centre for Health Policy.