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David Nichols

Professor of Urban Planning, The University of Melbourne

David Nichols lectures in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. He has a broad range of interests focusing on urban, suburban and regional cultures and communities in Australia. He is author of The Bogan Delusion (Affirm Press, 2011) and co-author (with Renate Howe and Graeme Davison) of Trendyville (Monash UP, 2013). His historical study of popular music Dig! (Verse Chorus Press) was published in late 2016 and the co-edited (with Catherine Driscoll and Kate Darian-Smith) Cultural Sustainability in Rural Communities: Rethinking Australian Country Towns (Ashgate) appeared in late 2017. Urban Australia and Post Punk: Exploring Dogs in Space, co-edited with Sophie Perillo, was published by Palgrave in 2020. The Alert Grey Twinkling Eyes of C. J. DeGaris, his biography of an early 20th century publicist, entrepreneur, aviator and playwright, was published by UWAP in 2022.


  • 2005–present
    Lecturer , University of Melbourne
  • 2001–2005
    Researcher, lecturer, tutor, Deakin University


  • 2002 
    Deakin University, PhD
  • 1995 
    University of Sydney, BA (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)