Hazel Blunden

Research Fellow

Hazel is currently a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre where she is working on a variety of housing-related and other research projects. Hazel Blunden is a project manager and social policy specialist with more than 15 years’ experience working on commissioned research projects for NGOs, local and state government, managing projects from inception to conclusion.

Hazel has a particular expertise in housing policy issues. She is an AHURI author and has a published a range of book chapters and articles on housing and homelessness issues. Hazel is adept at designing qualitative and quantitative tools, organising and undertaking fieldwork. She has extensive experience in working with vulnerable people of diverse backgrounds and ensuring the active involvement of participants in research.

In addition to research work, Hazel also lectures and tutors across a range of social sciences and economics courses at UNSW and UTS.

Prior to joining UNSW, Hazel was Senior Research Assistant at the Urban Research Centre at Western Sydney University where she worked on a variety of research projects for the NSW Government, local Governments, and NGOs. Earlier in her career, Hazel was an advisor to a NSW Parliamentarian in the Housing, Fair Trading and other portfolio areas. Prior to this, Hazel was Policy Officer at housing peak body Shelter NSW, and before that, a Tenant's Advocate in community legal centres.

Hazel currently sits on the Inner West Council Affordable Housing Strategic Reference Committee in a voluntary capacity.

 

Qualifications:

Ph.D. (Human Geography), Macquarie University, 2002

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Sociology, La Trobe University, 1994

Journal articles
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Blunden H; Giuntoli G; Newton BJ; Katz I, 2021, 'Victims/Survivors’ Perceptions of Helpful Institutional Responses to Incidents of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse', Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, vol. 30, pp. 56 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2020.1801932
2021
Duff C; Hill N; Blunden H; valentine K; Randall S; Scutella R; Johnson G, 2021, 'Leaving rehab: enhancing transitions into stable housing', AHURI Final Report, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri53211
2021
Blunden H; Flanagan K, 2020, 'Housing options for women leaving domestic violence: the limitations of rental subsidy models', Housing Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2020.1867711
2020
Dew A; Lenette C; Smith L; Boydell K; Bibby H; Lappin J; Coello M; Raman S; Velkou K; Wells R; Momartin S; Blunden H; Higgins M; Murad M; Barry J; Mohammad Y, 2020, '“To the Arabic community disability is not normal”: Understandings of disability among Iraqi and Syrian people from refugee backgrounds.', Journal of Refugee Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jrs/feaa111
2020
Liu E; Blunden H, 2019, 'Cultural diversity and sensitivity in public estate renewals: evidence from an Australian longitudinal study', Housing Studies, vol. 35, pp. 1004 - 1024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2019.1644296
2019
Fernandez E; Lee JS; Foote W; Blunden H; McNamara P; Kovacs S; Cornefert P-A, 2017, '‘There's More to be Done; “Sorry” is Just a Word’: Legacies of Out-of-Home Care in the 20th Century', Children Australia, vol. 42, pp. 176 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cha.2017.29
2017
Blunden H, 2016, 'Discourses around negative gearing of investment properties in Australia', Housing Studies, vol. 31, pp. 340 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2015.1080820
2016
Blunden HM; Drake G, 2015, 'The Role of Engagement, Ongoing Support and Housing Availability in Rehousing People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness', Third Sector Review, vol. 21, pp. 101 - 120, http://search.informit.org/documentSummary;res=IELAPA;dn=343353891790582
2015
Reports
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Bryant J; Horwitz R; Gray R; Lafferty L; Jops P; Blunden H; Brener L, 2020, Barriers and enablers associated with access and equity in alcohol and other drug treatment in NSW, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5f1a2d1d11d61
2020
valentine K; Blunden H; Zufferey C; Spinney A; Zirakbash F, 2020, Supporting families effectively through the homelessness services system, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri-7119201, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/330
2020
valentine K; Cripps K; Flanagan K; Habibis D; Martin C; Blunden H, 2020, Inquiry into integrated housing support for vulnerable families, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri7116001, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/339
2020
Blunden H, 2019, Evaluation of Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus) – Literature Review, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
2019
Skattebol J; Blunden H, 2019, Evaluation of the Youth Advocate Program, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
2019
Blunden H; valentine K; Jops P, 2019, Evaluation of the Keeping Women Safe – Private Rental Initiative, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d895b28a5000
2019
Blunden H; Katz I, 2019, Establishing a Child Development Fund in Australia: A review of international models, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 09/19, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5ccbd05add7a7
2019
Flanagan K; Blunden H; Valentine K; Henriette J, 2019, Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, AHURI journal, 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri-4116101, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/311
2019
Purcal C; O'Shea P; Blunden H; Zmudzki F; Giuntoli G; Fisher KR, 2019, Evaluation of Housing & Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI Plus) – Report 1, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 13/19, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d1aa73b5c6e7
2019
Walsh P; McHugh M; Blunden H; Katz I, 2018, Literature Review: Factors Influencing the Outcomes of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care, NSW Family and Community Services, Sydney, Report Number 6, https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/download?file=656569
2018
Zmudzki F; Muir S; Blunden H; Bates S; Katz I; valentine K; Harvey J, 2018, Evaluation Report: DVA Coordinated Client Support Program, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
2018
Bullen JE; Liu E; Pawson H; valentine K, 2017, Evaluation of the Better Places Stronger Communities Project: Baseline report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 04/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/59b88e27d7e6f
2017
Blunden H; Liu EY; valentine K, 2017, Evaluation of the Better Places Stronger Communities Project: Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 19/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/5a29d589a582c, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/research/projects/better-places-stronger-communities-project-evaluation/
2017
Fernandez E; Lee JS; Blunden HM; Mcnamara P; Kovacs S; Cornefert P-A, 2016, No Child Should Grow Up Like This: Identifying long term outcomes of Forgotten Australians, Child Migrants and the Stolen Generations, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, http://www.forgottenaustralians.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/UNSW_ForgottenAustralians_Report_Nov16.pdf
2016
Blunden HM; Feder K; Darcy M, 2015, Work Fast Greater Sydney Employment Integration Model Evaluation of Pilot Program, Urban Research Centre, Western Sydney University and Neami National, Sydney
2015
Crabtree L; Phibbs P; Blunden HM; Moore N; Sappideen C, 2015, Community Land Trusts and Indigenous Communities: from Strategies to Outcomes, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, 239, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2220/AHURI_Final_Report_No239_Community-Land-Trusts-and-Indigenous-communities-from-strategies-to-outcomes.pdf
2015
Drake G; Darcy M; Blunden HM; Steinwede J, 2014, Rough Sleepers in Parramatta: From Street to Home: Final Report, Urban Research Centre, Western Sydney University, Penrith, Sydney
2014
Blunden HM; Darcy M, 2014, Determining the Financial Barriers moving from Welfare to Work, Urban Research Centre, Western Sydney University, Penrith, Sydney
2014
Darcy M; Piracha A; Blunden HM; Hall N, 2014, Unintended Consequences: Homelessness Service Delivery in the Nepean/Blacktown Region, Western Sydney University Urban Research Centre, Sydney, http://www.uws.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/777888/Unintended_Consequences.pdf
2014
Blunden HM; Drake G; Newton K; Darcy M, 2013, Boarding Houses Review, Parramatta, Parramatta City Council
2013
Crabtree L; Blunden H; Milligan V; Phibbs P; Sappideen ; Moore N, 2012, Community land trusts and indigenous housing options, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p70639
2012
Crabtree L; Phibbs P; Milligan V; Blunden H, 2012, Principles and practices of an affordable housing community land trust model, Research Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne
2012
Phibbs P; Milligan V; Blunden HM, 2012, Post Implementation Review of the ACT Land Rent Scheme, Treasury, Australian Capital territory Government., http://apps.treasury.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/417959/PI_ReviewEPICdotgov.pdf
2012
Crabtree L; Phibbs P; Milligan V; Blunden HM; Moore N; Sappideen C, 2012, Community Land Trusts and Indigenous Housing Options, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, 185, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/185
2012
Blunden HM, 2007, The Impact of the Sydney Olympic Games on Housing Rights, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, Geneva, Switzerland, http://www.ruig-gian.org/ressources/Sydney_background_paper.pdf
2007
Blunden HM, 2005, Public housing and nonhousing outcomes, Shelter NSW, Sydney, Shelter Policy Briefs, 25, https://shelternsw.org.au/sites/shelternsw.org.au/files/public/documents/rpt05nonhousingoutcomes-sb25.pdf
2005
Bannister D; Blunden HM; Fromader C; Ogden S; Porteous P; Simon K, 2004, Report to the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing: Women and the Right to Adequate Housing in Australia, Sydney, http://wwda.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/AustWomHousing04.pdf
2004
National Shelter ; ACOSS ; Blunden HM; Wilson I, 2003, Rent Assistance: Does it Deliver Affordability?, Australian Council of Social Services, Sydney, 348, https://www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/sites/www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/files/uploads/aspc_historical_conferences/2003/paper65.pdf
2003
Conference Presentations
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Liu EY; Blunden H, 2018, 'Cultural diversity and sensitivity in public estate renewals: Evidence from a longitudinal study', presented at European Network for Housing Research Conference, Uppsala, 26 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
2018
Book Chapters
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Blunden H; Drake G, 2016, 'Homelessness, the 'housing first' approach and the creation of 'home'', in Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, pp. 205 - 220
2016
Blunden HM; Drake G, 2015, 'Homelessness, the ‘Housing First’ approach and the creation of home', in Dufty-Jones R; Rogers D (ed.), Housing in 21st-Century Australia People, Practices and Policies, Ashgate, London, pp. 205 - 220
2015
Blunden H, 2012, 'The Olympic Games and Housing', in The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 520 - 532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230367463_33
2012
Blunden H, 2012, 'Housing and the Olympic Games', in Lenskyj H; Wagg S (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 520 - 532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230367463
2012
Blunden HM; Darcy M; Stubbs J; Perry J, 2004, 'Housing Costs and Work Location in Sydney', in Carlson E (ed.), A Future That Works, Centre for Full Employment and Equity, Newcastle University, Newcastle, Australia, pp. 84 - 92, http://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;isbn=1920701494;res=IELBUS
2004
Blunden H, 'The Olympic Games and Housing', in The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230367463.0039
Conference Papers
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Blunden HM; Darcy M; Perry J; Stubbs J, 2004, 'Housing Costs and Work Location in Sydney', in Carlson E (ed.), A Future That Works, centre for Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle, Newcastle University, presented at A Future That Works, Newcastle University, -
2004

Vice Chancellors Excellence In Engaged Research Award, Western Sydney University, 2014.

Hazel Blunden has a continuous record of teaching across social sciences courses (including social research methods, urban studies and political economy) at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), University of New South Wales (NSW), Western Sydney University (WSU) and also earlier on at Macquarie University and University of Sydney. Hazel has convened Masters level courses in FASS at UNSW as well as tutored on a range of undergraduate courses at UTS and UNSW. She has designed course content and managed and delivered face to face and online/blended learning course content. 

Hazel manages blended learning content and course administration as well as doing face to face classes.

2020

Convenor, Social Research and Policy Project SOSS3002, UNSW

Head Tutor, Qualitative Social Research Project, SOSS2001, UNSW

 

2019

Tutor, Social Research and Society SRAP1001, UNSW

Guest lecturer, marking, Research Methods and Design SRAP5101, UNSW

Tutor, Contemporary Global Economy 99208, UTS

Course convenor, Research Methods and Design SRAP5101, UNSW

Lecturer/tutor, Social Research and Policy Project SRAP3002, UNSW

Marking, Research Methods and Design SRAP5103, UNSW

2018

Marking, Research Methods and Design SRAP5101, UNSW

Marking, Theory, Ethics and Research Impact SRAP5102, UNSW

Tutor, Investigating for Change 54053, UTS

Guest lecturer, Past, Present and Future of Innovation 81513, UTS

Tutor, Economy, Society and Globalism 54052, UTS

2017

Lecturer/tutor, Social Research and Policy Project SRAP3002, UNSW

Co-course convenor, Theory, Ethics and Research Impact SRAP5102, UNSW

Tutor, Economics, Society and Globalism 54052, UTS
Tutor, Self and Society 54050, UTS
Co-convenor, Theory, Ethics and Research Impact SRAP5102, UNSW

Co-convenor, Research Methods and Design SRAP5101, UNSW

2016

Tutor, Social Research and Society SRAP1001, UNSW

Co-convenor, Research Methods and Project Design SRAP5101, UNSW

Co-convenor, Research Methods and Project Design SRAP5101, UNSW

 

2015

Tutor, Social Research and Society SRAP1001, UNSW

Tutor, Cities: An Introduction to Urban Studies 101589.2, WSU

Tutor, Social Research Methods 400337.4, WSU

Convenor, Geographies of Social Difference 101556, WSU

2011-2014

Geographies of Social Difference, WSU
Social Research Methods, WSU
Economies and Cities and Regions, WSU
Applied Social Research, WSU