Professor of Planning, Western Sydney University
Nicky Morrison is the Professor of Planning at Western Sydney University and Senior Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. She is WSU’s Urban Living Futures and Society Research Theme Champion, and Leader of the Urban and Regional Research Program. She is the academic lead in transforming WSU’s Penrith Campus into Penrith Sustainable Innovation Community.
Nicky is a leading academic authority on delivering resilient, healthy and sustainable communities and securing affordable housing through the planning system. She has over 27 years of experience leading interdisciplinary teams on high impact international planning and housing research projects, attracting major competitive external funding, from the European Commission, Norwegian, UK, and local governments, Shelter Homeless Charity and Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Nicky has been invited to act as advisor to senior government officials and NGOs across the world. For example, she was the strategic advisor to Chinese Ministers as they implemented China’s first Public Housing Act and Amnesty International ‘Housing rights live here’ programme across Sub-Saharan Africa.
She serves on Habitat International Editorial Board, WESTIR Ltd Board, PIA NSW awards judging panel, and is the ‘housing and planning’ expert on Western Sydney Community Forum. She was a long serving board member of Cambridge Ahead Housing Group.