Hal Pawson is Professor of Housing Research and Policy and Associate Director at the City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales. His key interests include private rental housing, social housing governance and management, and urban renewal.

From 1995–2011 Hal worked at Heriot-Watt University and retains a Visiting Professorship in the University’s Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate. Here, he led numerous government-funded national studies covering both England and Scotland.