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Rachel Gallagher

PhD Candidate, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland

My research interests include how cities adapt their urban form to changing conditions such as rapid population growth or decline, natural disasters, deindustrialisation and climate change; using GIS to track changes to urban layouts over time, including city blocks, streets and property parcel; how urban policy influences (or fails to influence) desired settlement patterns.


  • 2020–present
    PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland


  • 2019 
    The University of Queensland, Master of Philosophy
  • 2016 
    Griffith University, Graduate Certificate of Urban and Environmental Planning
  • 2014 
    College of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 2013 
    The University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science (Geographical Sciences)
  • 2013 
    The University of Queensland, Bachelor of Laws (Hons)


  • 2020
    Targeted urban consolidation or ad hoc redevelopment? The influence of cadastral structure and change on the urban form of Brisbane, Australia., Urban Geography
  • 2019
    Parcel amalgamation as a mechanism for achieving urban consolidation through densification: the fixity of property boundaries over time., Land Use Policy