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Adjunct research academic, Curtin University

Diana has a postgraduate diploma and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from Curtin, where she now works as a lecturer. Before returning to university life in 2000, Diana had worked in a range of public sector and NGO positions concerned with Indigenous cultural and linguistic heritage; Indigenous affairs administration and regional economic development. Since then, she has worked in WA, Queensland and the UK, the latter as part of a European research network on social innovation.

Research Interests:

- Urban development as collective action: governance practices; politics; grass-roots action; community development.
- Discourse and critical discourse analysis.
- Diana also has a keen interest in methodological issues in planning research, both and policy- and scholarship-oriented.