Doctoral Researcher, University of Western Australia

Geographer and planning practitioner of 40 years standing specialising in strategic and master planning, retail development strategies and analytics. Managing director of national architecture & planning practice - Hames Sharley, 1997-2014. Fellow, Planning Institute of Australia; Fellow, Australian Property Institute. Commissioner, Western Australian Planning Commission, 2010-2016.
My doctoral research is focused on retail activity in shopping centres and town centres, including the planning policy framework and the impact of disruptive technologies and platforms.


  • 2013–present
    Doctoral Researcher, University of Western Australia
  • 2010–2016
    Commissioner, WA Planning Commission
  • 1997–2014
    Managing Director, Hames Sharley
  • 1986–1996
    Director, Hames Sharley
  • 1975–1985
    Director, Urban & Environmental Planning Group


  • 1976 
    Flinders University, BA Geography & Biological Science


  • 2014
    Urban Policy and Research, Metropolitan Activity Centre Planning in Australia: Implications of Millennial Consumption Practices.
  • 1989
    Australian Planner, Urban Design and Implementation

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Planning Institute of Australia
  • Fellow, Australian Property Institute