Researcher biography

Andrew is a sociologist with expertise in the areas of urban sociology, social policy, housing studies, and social theory. He researches a variety of urban, housing and welfare issues, including urban poverty, homelessness and housing precarity, neighbour disputes, and tensions over the use of urban space. He focuses in particular on how these issues are governed, including how they are conceptualised and responded to by relevant authorities, and how these governance processes are experienced by those involved, especially disadvantaged groups. Andrew teaches social theory at the undergraduate level, and he is interested in exploring how social theory can help make sense of the social issues that he studies.