Dr Hayley Henderson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Urban And Regional Planning 1205
  • Policy And Administration 1605
  • Human Geography 1604
  • Urban Policy 160514
  • Comparative Government And Politics 160603

Research interests

  • Integrated planning;
  • Collaborative governance;
  • Interjurisdictional dynamics in federal systems;
  • The municipal level in urban planning;
  • Social policy in urban planning (inc. cultural diversity);
  • Informality;
  • Comparative urbanism (Australia and Argentina).


  • Interviews;
  • Participant Observation;
  • Policy Analysis;
  • Statistical Analysis; &
  • Mapping (Geographic Information System).



Hayley completed her PhD studies between 2014 and 2018 at The University of Melbourne in urban studies. Her doctoral research was on the formal structures and informal strategies that support social logics in integrated planning practices in Melbourne, Australia and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previously she worked as a urban planning practitioner in Australia and Argengtina, advising public sector agencies on a diverse range of urban plans and policies (2004-2014, also 2016 at SGS Economics & Planning).

Her current research projects include the study of collaborative governance practices in urban revitalisation (ESRC-UK) as well as the viability of land value capture as a mechanism to fund sustainable urban development solutions (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy). Hayley has alsotaught over the last decade in planning programs in Melbourne and Buenos Aires, including subjects relating to social planning, urban planning theory and governance.

Researcher's projects

  • "Collaborative Governance under Austerity: an 8 case comparison" funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK); and
  • "Delivering Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) through Land-Value Capture in the Metropolitan Region of Buenos Aires" funded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (USA) through the program Research on Global Approaches to Land Value Capture.

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