My primary research expertise/interests are: (i) geographies and regulation of the sex industry, (ii) geographies of online pornography, (iii) strategic metropolitan planning; (iv) urban policy/regeneration; (v) urban politics and representation; (vi) social and cultural aspects of suburbia; (vii) geographies of retailing.
I am author/co-editor/contributor to seven books:
1. Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nightmare? (Routledge, 2022)
2. Gurran, N., Maginn, P.J., Burton, P., Legacy, C., Curtis, C., Kent, A. & Binder, A. (Eds) (2020) Disruptive Urbanism: Implications of the ‘Sharing Economy’ for Cities, Regions, and Urban Policy (Routledge);
3. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry (Routledge, 2015) - winner of the 2016 Planning Institute of Australia (National) Award for Excellence in Cutting Edge Research and Teaching.
4. Thompson, S. & Maginn P.J. (Eds) (2012) Planning Australia: An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning (2nd Ed) (Cambridge University Press);
5. Maginn, P.J., Thompson, S. and Tonts, M. (2008a) Qualitative Urban Analysis: An International Perspective (Elsevier);
6. Maginn, P.J., Thompson, S. and Tonts, M. (2008b) Qualitative Housing Analysis: An International Perspective (Emerald Publishing);
7. Maginn, P. J. (2004) Urban Regeneration, Community Power and the (In)Significance of Race (Ashgate).
I am Editor-in-Chief for Urban Policy and Research, Australia's leading urban studies journal and was Co-Convenor of the Australasian Cities Research Network (2017-2021), the academic group that oversees the State of Australian Cities Conference series.