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Professor of Urban Management & Planning, Griffith University

I trained and worked as a Town Planner in London in the 1970s before joining the School for Advanced Urban Studies at the University of Bristol in 1980 to carry out research for my PhD on the redevelopment of London's Docklands. I worked at the University until 2007 when I left my position as Head of the School for Policy Studies to join Griffith University as Professor of Urban Management and Planning. Until recently I was Director of the Cities Research Institute at Griffith University and remain a member. I was a founding member of Regional Development Australia, Gold Coast and currently serve as a member of the Queensland division of the Planning Institute of Australia and its National Education Committee.


  • –present
    Professor of Urban Management and Planning, Griffith University


  • 1986 
    University of Bristol, UK, PhD in Social Sciences

Research Areas

  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation And Social Impact Assessment (160801)