Annette’s research explores suburban growth areas, transport choice, social connectedness, resilience and the relation between disaster management and planning policy.
Currently, she is working on projects investigating housing policy, settlement planning, and disaster prevention, preparedness and response; social connectedness in communities on the urban fringe; and the long-term impacts of place-making and innovation initiatives in a master-planned estate.
Annette is interested in research on the benefits of social infrastructure, communities in new suburbs, the connection between planning and disaster management, and active and public transport.
Prior to joining RMIT University, Annette was a Research Fellow at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany. There, she was part of the research and development project “QuartiersNETZ”, which explored the involvement of older people into participative neighbourhood development as well as the development and testing of innovative senior-focused technical interaction and communication media. She has also worked in transport and planning with the Victorian government as well as a consultant and facilitator on a range of planning related projects.