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Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, RMIT University

David is a geographer and ethnographer specialising in the expansion, intensification and lived experience of precarious dwelling. His scholarship specifically attends to the social and spatial life of policy, and how it shapes housing adequacy, security and justice. His current research maps how the experience of precarious dwelling infrastructures are mediated by policy frameworks to better understand the endurance and resistance strategies of affected communities.


  • 2022–present
    Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
  • 2020–2022
    Research fellow, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University
  • 2019–2020
    Research fellow, HOME Research Hub, Deakin University
  • 2014–2018
    Tutor, University of Melbourne
  • 2015–2018
    Research assistant, Deakin University
  • 2017–2017
    Lecturer, UNSW


  • 2018 
    Deakin University, Doctor of Philosophy (Human Geography)
  • 2012 
    Curtin University of Technology, Bachelor of Social Science (Anthropology / Geography) (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Australian Geographers