Professor of Urban and Environmental Geography: Head of School of Geosciences, University of Sydney

Phd in Geography (Bristol), MES (York, Canada), Grad Dip in Urban and Regional Planning (Curtin), BA Urban and Regional Studies (Curtin)

My current research focuses on sustainable cities, urban forestry and representations of nature in the construction of a range of environmental issues. Within the area of sustainable cities I am researching the potential to develop Industrial Ecology, the use of metrics such as Ecological Footprints and migration issues such as the tree-change phenomenon in Australia. My work combines urban environmental history with policy and planning research that is future-oriented.

My research on nature includes human-animal relations, particularly thoroughbred breeding and the uses of nature. The initial work on thoroughbred breeding developed into a project called Caring For Thoroughbreds that explored issues such as the use of whips, jumps racing, the racing of young horses and other welfare issues as part of human-animal relations.

Experience

  • –present
    Proefessor of Urban and Environmental Geography, University of Sydney

Education

  • 1996 
    Bristol University, PhD

Honours

Fellow, Geographical Society of NSW