Dr Michael Fotheringham

Executive Director, AHURI

Dr Michael  Fotheringham

Michael is a research and policy development specialist with experience in a wide range of areas including housing and homelessness, public health, urban and community services planning.

After joining the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute in 2014, he was appointed Executive Director in 2017 and is now responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Institute and leading the development of a contemporary and policy relevant evidence-base on housing, homelessness and urban issues.

Michael has expertise in building research programs and policy agendas with not-for-profit, government and academic organisations. Michael has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, research monographs, reports and policy framework documents.

He currently serves on a variety of expert advisory panels including the Australian Government’s Smart Cities Reference Group, the Housing Supply Expert Panel, the Queensland Housing and Homelessness Research Alliance, The Urban Futures and Sustainable Living Expert Research Advisory Group, and the Homes for Homes Housing Advisory Group.

He is also a past president of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, and for many years has served on various Human Research Ethics Committees as a representative of the research community.

Michael is an in-demand facilitator and conference speaker, and an experienced media spokesperson.

Related sessions
Wednesday 28 August 2019
8.30am – 9.15am

Plenary session

Official Conference Opening

Welcome to Country—Larrakia Nation The Larrakia people are the Aboriginal traditional owners of all land and waters of the greater Darwin area including identified Aboriginal living areas. Welcome by Conference Conveners—Adrian Harrington and Dr Michael Fotheringham, AHURI Chair of the AHURI Board, Adrian Harrington and AHURI Executive Director, Dr Michael Fotheringham will offer a welcome ... view
Wednesday 28 August 2019
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Minor concurrent session

Getting CHP regulation right

With a review of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing Providers (NRSCH) as a launchpad, a panel will examine the role of regulation in managing the growth of the sector and ensuring the best provision of services t... view
Friday 30 August 2019
08.30am – 10.30am

Plenary session

Four Nations: Perspectives from Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Australia

Three international speakers will join our final plenary session on Friday 30 August in what is sure to be a fascinating examination of housing policies from around the world. What can Australia learn from likeminded countries when it comes to national approaches to housing our communities? Canada has a similar federated system of government and ... view