Emma’s research examines the interconnections between housing policies and homemaking cultures through research about home in older age and companion animals.




Care and resistance to neoliberal reform in social housing, (in press) Housing, Theory and Society.



Housing, home ownership and the governance of ageing‘, The Geographical Journal.

Keywords: Ageing; active-ageing; housing; home ownership; asset-based welfare; governance.



Housing governance and senses of home in older age: the provider scale‘, Journal of Housing for the Elderly.

Keywords: Housing governance; home; home-making; ageing; housing.



 Renting with pets: a pathway to housing insecurity? Opens in a new window

Keywords: Pet ownership; rental insecurity; Renters perceive that ‘pet friendly’ properties are scarce and low quality (download paper).



Placing community self-governance: building materialities, nuisance noise and neighbouring in self-governing communities  (download paper)

Keywords: Community self-governance; strata title; community title; building design; ‘building event’.


AZ 29(3) Cover_Layout 1Dogs and practices of community and neighboring (download paper).

Keywords: Dogs; sense of community; neighbouring practices; apartment living; strata.



Domestication and the dog: embodying home (download paper)

Keywords: Dogs; domestication; home-making; every day practices.




Sizing home, doing family in Sydney, Australia  (download paper)

Keywords: Investigates the cultural underpinnings and social practices of large housing. McMansions; home; family; privacy; sustainability.



Critical reflections on doctoral research and supervision in human geography: the PhD by publication (download paper)

Provides guidelines for those considering embarking on a PhD by publication, and illuminates the identity work involved in this specific process of producing scholars.



Border-processes and homemaking: encounters with possums in suburban Australian homes (download paper)

Keywords: Common Brushtail Possums; homemaking; more-than-human agency; nativeness.



Domestic temporalities: nature times in the house-as-home (download paper)

Keywords: Home; home-making; house design; nature; common brushtail possums; more-than-human rhythms; temporalities of home.



“Quarantine matters!”: Quotidian relationships around quarantine in Australia’s northern borderlands (download paper)

Keywords: National borders, border making, nonhuman agency.



Furry families: making a human-dog family through home (download paper)

Keywords: Dogs; family; home. Asks how dogs are incorporated into family.



Pests and home-making: depictions of pests in homemaker magazines (download paper)

Keywords: Pests, homemaking, nonhuman agency, borders.



Human-nature relations in suburban gardens (download paper)

Keywords: Gardens; human-nature relations; collaboration, negotiation, competition; hybridity; actor-network theory.


Book Chapters

Multi-owned properties


Restrictions on pet-ownership in multi-owned properties, in ‘Multi-owned property: rights, responsibilities and restrictions’.



Households and neighbourhoods, in Identity and belonging Opens in a new window.



Domesticities in The Wiley-Blackwell companion to cultural geography Opens in a new window, (download paper)




‘Nature in the home’, in  International encyclopedia of housing and home Opens in a new window (download paper)




Beyond McMansions and green homes: thinking household sustainability through materialities of homeyness in  Material geographies of household sustainability Opens in a new window (download paper)