Dr Judith Stubbs

Principal – BSW,
Full Member PIA


Judith has over 30 years of experience in housing planning and policy development, social and economic impact assessment, strategic planning, evaluation, community engagement and the arts.

She is an internationally acknowledged expert in research, consultation, planning and development of innovative affordable housing solutions in diverse housing markets and jurisdictions, and has undertaken successful projects for a wide range of local and state government bodies, private and community sector clients and PPP consortia. Working from a strong academic and evidence base, she specialises in developing and implementing practical, feasible strategies tailored to specific market and regulatory contexts.

Dr Stubbs regularly provides expert evidence on the social and economic impacts of diverse development proposals in Australian jurisdictions, including the NSW Land and Environment Court, NSW Supreme Court and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Dr Stubbs holds an inter-disciplinary PhD in housing policy, land economics and planning law from RMIT Melbourne (Faculty of the Constructed Environment). She currently holds, or has held a number of honorary positions, including Chairperson of the Illawarra Legal Centre, Board Member of the Property Council of Australia (NSW), Senior Research Fellow at City Futures UNSW, Independent Chair of the NSW Department of Housing Customer Advisory Council, and Board Member of several Federal regional economic development boards under different governments. She is a Full Member of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Dr Stubbs’ work has also been the recipient of a number of State and Federal Planning Awards, including the NSW Local Government Association’s Innovative Planning in Local Government Award for the Wollongong Profile: A data base for community planning; and the Federal Integrated Local Area Planning Award for the Wollongong Affordable Housing Strategy.