Mr Chris John Hartley
Research Fellow

Mr Chris John 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 Social Impact

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

I have over a decade of experience in the homelessness sector having previously worked as the Senior Policy Officer with Homelessness NSW and Policy Officer/Solicitor with the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service. In both of these roles, Chris successfully led campaigns to achieve major federal, state and local government reform in the areas of housing and homelessness policy.

I am  a member of the Everybody’s Home campaign, chair of the Eastern Area Tenants Service and a board member of the Northern Community Gateway


  • Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Chris John Hartley
    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,
  • Reports | 2020
    Mr Chris John Hartley
    Pawson H; Parsell C; Liu E; Hartley C; Thompson S, 2020, Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020, Launch Housing, Melbourne,
  • Other | 2020
    Mr Chris John Hartley
    Hartley C; Seivwright, A; Flatau P, 2020, Homelessness and COVID-19: CSI response