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Associate Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Jason Prior is an Associate Professor, Leader of the Urban Futures Team, and a Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney (UTS). As an architect, planner, urban sociologist and geographer, Jason’s program of research focuses on urbanisation, governance, and health and wellbeing. Through this research program Jason has attracted over $4.6M in competitive external funding, and has led 27 national and international research projects through productive collaborations with research organisations, government, industry, NGOs, communities and the professions. Jason’s research has been published widely, in a diverse range of journals, edited collections, and through public reports and interactive tools. Jason is also Deputy Director of the Higher Degree-by-Research (HDR) Program at ISF, UTS, and a Responsible Academic Officer. He is currently principal supervisor of 4 HDR students, and has recently collaborated with the Faculty of Health at UTS to develop a new undergraduate subject at the intersection of sustainability, health and the environment.


  • –present
    Associate Professor and Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2005 
    University of New South Wales, PhD
  • 1997 
    University of Technology Sydney, BaArch