Associate Professor Cameron Parsell was awarded a competitive Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to produce new theoretical and policy relevant knowledge about what people do to exit chronic homelessness and sustain housing.

Generating knowledge and developing strategies to end homelessness and to realise positive life outcomes for highly marginalised people is an enduring question for researchers and policy-makers. By closely engaging with people with experiences of homelessness and the people that provide them with services and housing, Cameron is producing first-hand qualitative accounts of people’s actions and motivations that can be used to help reduce homelessness and improve wellbeing, social and economic participation for excluded individuals. The research provides evidence about what individuals do to exit homelessness and sustain housing, including the barriers and facilitators to change.


  • Assess anti-social behaviour across three generations
  • Document the predictors of the intergenerational transmission of anti-social behaviour
  • Describe how anti-social behaviour is changing over generations

Project team

Associate Professor Cameron Parsell

Project details

Duration: 2015-2017

Partners: The University of Queensland

Funding: The University of Queensland

Contact: Associate Professor Cameron Parsell (

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