Andrew Jones


Emeritus Professor Andrew Jones graduated with First Class Honours from the School of Government, UQ in 1971 and obtained a Masters of Social Work from Carleton University, Canada, in 1977. Since 1977, Andrew Jones has held academic positions at La Trobe University, James Cook University of North Queensland and The University of Queensland. From 1982 to 2009 he taught social policy, human services management and community planning in the School of Social Work and Human Services, UQ. He was Head of School from 2000-2003 and Deputy Head of School from 2007-2009. Since 2002 he has been the Director or Deputy Director (currently Director) of the Queensland Research Centre of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). In 2009 he was appointed Research Program Director (Social Wellbeing, Health and Housing) in the newly formed Institute of Social Science Research, UQ.

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19 Oct 2012

This article examines the manner in which Australian homelessness policy has been converging with international policy directions. More specifically, the article scrutinises Australian social programmes adopted from the UK and USA as a means to achieve strategic goals of reducing homelessness. It argues that although...


30 Jan 2012

This essay argues that new approaches to measuring housing affordability are needed and are possible in Australia.

The residual income approach has a key advantage over the more commonly used ratio approach, because it measures household outcomes (such as living standards) rather than inputs...

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20 Aug 2010

Forms of service integrated housing- such as retirement villages - have been developed by the community and private sectors to provide housing, support and care for older people in Australia. Is there a need for a more hands-on role for government in directing, shaping and...


7 Jan 2010

The aim of the study is to analyse the diversity and types of service integrated housing that have been developed in Australia, and to consider the policy and research implications.

It includes examination of the implications of international experience with service integrated housing for...


10 Mar 2009

This study examines the themes of policy and service integration in the provision of social housing in Australia and identifies principles that may contribute to better-integrated social housing policies and services. This study examines the themes of policy and service integration in the provision of...

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