He was previously Director of the RMIT Research Centre of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and held positions at Murdoch University, Western Australia and the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Professor Wood’s main research interests are in public policy and urban studies, housing finance and labour economics. He has published widely and is currently on the International Editorial Advisory Board of Urban Studies. Gavin Wood has consulted to a number of organisations including: the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the New Zealand Department of Labour, the Office of Fair Trading (WA), the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the Australian Commonwealth Government’s National Housing Strategy.
In recent years Professor Wood has developed a number of International Research Collaborations with researchers at Cambridge University (Professor Susan Smith), Dundee University (Dr Beverley Searle), St Andrews University (Professor Duncan MacLennan), Delft University (Dr Marietta Haffner) and the Norwegian Business School (Dr Dag Einer Sommervoll. These collaborations are focused on housing wealth and welfare as well as housing and Productivity.
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