Dr Wendy Stone is Director of the AHURI Research Centre—Swinburne University of Technology. Wendy is a highly experienced applied policy-oriented researcher, specialising in aspects of family and community wellbeing and their intersection with housing and urban issues. Wendy is a leading Australian authority on the concept of social capital and its policy and practice application.
At Swinburne, Wendy has completed research around family housing pathways, housing and social cohesion, low-moderate home ownership and social inclusion. Currently she is principal investigator of AHURI research, examining changes in the private rental system over time and longitudinal analysis of the impact of long-term private rental for tenants and joint investigator to the current AHURI Multi-Year Research ‘Addressing Concentrations of Social Disadvantage’.