Associate Professor Karien Dekker

Karien is the Higher Degree by Research Director in the College of Design and Social Context. Her research focuses on cultural and religious diversity, social cohesion, and community participation.

Karien Dekker is Associate Professor at RMIT University in the school of Property, Construction and Project Management. She is currently a Chief Investigator on an AHURI funded project (main CI Debbie Faulker) on housing solutions for temporary migrants in Australia, she writes about human rights in local governments as well as housing for refugees.

Karien’s life revolves around a greater desire to create inclusive communities in which everyone feels welcome. She is also passionate about affordable housing for all. To inform policy and public opinion, she interprets large datasets, while making sense of the findings with interviews and observations.

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Neighbourhood change and moving behaviour of residents (do people move out if the neighbourhood changes?), Multiculturalism in urban neighbourhoods, Social cohesion between and within ethnic groups, PhD’s in the social sciences, Social Planning.

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