Iris’s research includes investigations into the interface between migration and the built environment, particularly cities. She is passionate about working with diverse communities and is interested in housing for disadvantaged communities. She published Migration, settlement and the concepts of home and house (2016, Routledge) and co-edited Migration and urban transitions in Australia (for release in 2022, Palgrave Macmillan).
Iris is currently researching various aspects of social housing. She is interested in housing, social mix, social planning, the migrant house, migration and social diversity in cities. Her work is mostly qualitative.