Dr Chris   Martin
Senior Lecturer

Dr Chris Martin

Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) (Honours 1), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws (Honours 2), University of Sydney

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney

Arts,Design & Architecture
City Futures Research Centre

Chris is a Senior Research Fellow in the City Futures Research Centre. 

Chris's research interests are in rental housing and housing affordability, with special interest in:

  • tenancy law;
  • the private rental market and related institutions;
  • social housing;
  • lodging and boarding houses;
  • residential parks and land lease communities;
  • housing investment and finance;
  • housing policy and intergovernmental relations;
  • history of housing policy
  • international comparative housing studies; and
  • intersections between housing and criminal justice.

Chris has led and participated in numerous inquiries and research projects for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and other research funders.

Chris was previously the Senior Policy Officer of the Tenants' Union of NSW, and is the author of the 'Tenants' Rights Manual' (4th edition), the leading text on tenancy law and policy for tenants and community workers in New South Wales. He is also a past Chair of Shelter NSW.