Dr Megan Nethercote is a researcher and architect who investigates the impact of apartment design regulations and guidelines on urban housing outcomes.
urban sociology; urban geography; urban studies; housing studies; Indigenous housing policy; indigenous housing management
Dr Nethercote uses design and social science methods to examine the nature and implications of urban intensification on housing-related outcomes for city residents, including residential mobility and household dynamics.
As part of an international ARC Linkage project conducted in London, Barcelona, Perth and Melbourne, Dr Nethercote investigates the impact that design-quality regulation in the apartment sector has on households and cities. She previously undertook qualitative research on the dynamics between urban development and residential mobility for another ARC Linkage project.
Dr Nethercote has collaborated with colleagues in urban planning, urban and housing studies and design disciplines at the University College London and the University of Melbourne, as well as industry stakeholders such as the Victorian Planning Authority, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria) and City of Melbourne. Dr Nethercote earned her PhD in 2013 from RMIT University where she examined Indigenous housing policy reform and tenancy management in town camp communities.
Dr Nethercote was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2017 and is based in the School of Global Urban and Social Studies.