Mr Chris Hartley
Research Fellow

Mr Chris Hartley

B. Arts, University of New South Wales
LLB, University of New South Wales
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law
Business School
Centre for Social Impact

I am a Research Fellow at CSI UNSW with a research focus in housing and homelessness and expertise in social housing policy, homelessness and trauma, and research co-design with people who have a lived experience of homelessness.

I am a qualitative researcher with high level skills in interviewing, fieldwork, and qualitative data analysis. I have participated in numerous inquiries and research projects for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), co-authored the Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020 and completed evaluation for state government departments and non-governmental organisations.

Prior to commencing at CSI, I had had over a decade of experience as an advocate and solicitor in the homelessness sector. Chris is currently on the Board of the Tenants Union of NSW, chair of the Eastern Area Tenants Service, a member of the Homelessness NSW Policy Council and a Board member of the Northern Community Gateway.

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Hartley C; Parsell C; Pawson H, 2020, 'Covid-19 spurred action on rough sleepers, but greater homelessness challenges lie ahead', Parity
    Journal articles | 2020
    Muir K; Powell A; Flanagan K; Stone W; Tually S; Faulkner D; Hartley C; Pawson H, 2020, ''A pathway to where?' Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/AHURI-7118001
  • Reports | 2022
    Hartley C; Barnes E, 2022, Social Housing in New South Wales: Report 2 Future Impact, Sydney: Centre for Social Impact
    Reports | 2021
    Hartley C; Barnes E, 2021, Evaluation of Uniting NSW. ACT Specialist homelessness Services, Centre for Social Impact, Sydney
    Reports | 2021
    Hartley C; Barnes E, 2021, Evaluation of Yfoundations Sticky Stuff Program, Centre for Social Impact, Sydney
    Reports | 2021
    Hartley C; Barnes E, 2021, More than temporary? An evaluation of the accommodation of people sleeping rough in inner city Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic, Centre for Social Impact, Sydney
    Reports | 2021
    Hartley C; Barnes E, 2021, Social Housing in New South Wales: Report 1 Contemporary analysis, Centre for Social Impact, Sydney, 1, https://www.csi.edu.au/research/project/social-housing-in-new-south-wales/
    Reports | 2021
    Hartley C; Meltzer A; Barnes E, 2021, Preventing homelessness after release from youth justice detention: Reflections on planning a participatory, lived experience and trauma-informed project. Report prepared for the Constellation Project., Centre for Social Impact, Sydney
    Reports | 2021
    Hartley C; Noone J; Barnes E, 2021, The Salvation Army Doorways Evaluation and Service Redesign. Sydney: Centre for Social Impact
    Other | 2020
    Hartley C; Seivwright, A; Flatau P, 2020, Homelessness and COVID-19: CSI response
    Reports | 2020
    Pawson H; Parsell C; Liu E; Hartley C; Thompson S, 2020, Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020, Launch Housing, Melbourne, https://www.launchhousing.org.au/ending-homelessness/research-hub/australian-homelessness-monitor-2020

Research Excellence Award, UNSW Business School Staff Excellence Awards 2021

Best Research Paper Award Centre for Social Impact Staff awards 2021

 

  • Flatau, P., Lester, L., Seivwright, A., Teal, R., Dobrovic, J., Vallesi, S., Hartley, C. and Callis, Z. (2022). Ending homelessness in Australia: An evidence and policy deep dive. Perth: Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia. 
  • Writer, T., Barnes, E., Hartley, C., Wearring, A. Social Housing in New South Wales: Report 2 Future Impact, (2022), Sydney: Centre for Social Impact
  • Hartley, C., Barnes E., Writer, T. More than temporary? An evaluation of the accommodation of people sleeping rough in inner city Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic, (2021), Sydney: Centre for Social Impact 
  • Barnes, E., Writer, T., Hartley, C. Social Housing in New South Wales: Report 1 Contemporary analysis, (2021), Sydney: Centre for Social Impact 
  • Meltzer, A., Hartley, C., Writer, T. and Barnes, E. (2021) Preventing homelessness after release from youth justice detention: Reflections on planning a participatory, lived experience and trauma-informed project. Report prepared for the Constellation Project. Centre for Social Impact, Sydney. 
  • Writer, T., Hartley, C., Barnes, E., Ahearn, E-R., Varadharajan, M., Noone, J., & Thomson, A (2021) The Salvation Army Doorways Evaluation and Service Redesign. Sydney: Centre for Social Impact
  • Pawson, H., Parsell, C., Liu, E., Hartley, C., & Thompson, S. (2020). Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020 
  • Flatau, P., Seivwright, A., Hartley, C., Bock, C., & Callis, Z. (2020). Homelessness and COVID-19: CSI response. The Centre for Social Impact. 
  • Muir, K., Powell, A., Flanagan, K., Stone, W., Tually, S., Faulkner, D., Hartley, C., Pawson, H. (2020) ‘A pathway to where?’ Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways’ AHURI Final Report No. 332, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/332, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7118001. 
  • Ramia, I. and Hartley, C (2019) Measuring Social Outcomes in specialist homelessness services The Centre for Social Impact. 
  • Ahearn, E.R., Noone, J.H., Hartley, C., & Barnes E., (2019). Impact Evaluation for Hope Housing. A report for Hope Housing. Sydney: Centre for Social Impact, UNSW.
  • Dam, M., Hartley, C. (2018) Path to Nowhere Report: Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence and their Children, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance
  • Hartley, C. (2017) Debt Set Unfair, Social housing Debt and Homelessness, Homelessness NSW