Neil Sipe is currently an Honorary Professor in Planning at the University of Queensland. Prior to 2020, he was a Professor of Planning at The University of Queensland from 2014 to 2019. He held previous positions as Head of Urban Planning and Deputy Director of the Urban Research Program at Griffith University.
He received his PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University, a M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from New College in Sarasota, Florida.
Prior to embarking on an academic career and relocating to Australia, he was an investment banker, financial analyst and an urban planning/economic consultant. He is an active researcher with interests in broad range of planning and transport issues.