Professor Rachel Ong Virforj
Rachel Ong ViforJ is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor of Economics at Curtin University. Her research interests include the role of housing in Australia’s ageing population, intergenerational housing concerns, housing pathways and the links between housing and non-shelter outcomes. She is currently undertaking research in three major areas – intergenerational housing wealth inequality, the edges of home ownership, and the links between housing and wellbeing. Rachel was the recipient of ‘The Berry’ award for excellence in housing research in 2019. She is currently a member of the CEDA Council on Economic Policy and National Economic Panel. She is also an Australian representative on the Steering Committee for the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research.