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Associate Professor, Western Sydney University

A/Prof. Rae Dufty-Jones is an economic and social geographer and Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Western Sydney, Western Sydney University. She is also Vice President of the Geographical Society of New South Wales.

Rae's research interests and expertise include: Australian housing policy and internal migration; regional economic development and infrastructure; and New Immigration Destinations (international migrants settling in rural and regional communities). Her research work has been funded by competitive grants including the Australian Research Council (ARC); the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI); the federal Department of Environment; and Transport for NSW.

Rae's current research projects include: ‘Sydney Metro (North West): Evaluating land use, place making and wider economic benefits’ and ‘Settling well: a longitudinal study of refugees in regional Australia’.

Before joining WSU in 2010, Rae was previous employed as a Lecturer in Geography and Planning at the University of New England, after completing her PhD at the University of New South Wales.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, Western Sydney University
  • 2013–2020
    Senior lecturer, Western Sydney University
  • 2010–2012
    Lecturer, Western Sydney University
  • 2008–2010
    Lecturer, University of New England
  • 2007–2008
    Junior research fellow, University of Tasmania

Education

  • 2008 
    University of New South Wales, PhD - geography
  • 2002 
    University of New South Wales, BA (Hon I) - majors: geography, history, political science, educational psychology

Publications

  • 2021
    ‘Making space to write ‘care’-fully: engaged responses to the institutional politics of research writing’, Progress in Human Geography
  • 2018
    ‘The career aspirations and expectations of geography doctoral students: establishing academic subjectivities within a shifting landscape’, Geographical Research
  • 2018
    ‘A historical geography of housing crisis in Australia’, Australian Geographer
  • 2015
    ‘Governmentalities of mobility: The role of housing in the governance of Australian rural mobilities’, Journal of Rural Studies
  • 2015
    Housing in twenty-first century Australia: people, practices and policies, Ashgate
  • 2014
    Rural Change in Australia: population, economy, environment, Ashgate
  • 2014
    ‘Rural Economies in the “Age of Migration”: Perspectives from OECD Countries’, Geography Compass
  • 2013
    'Planning regional development in Australia: questions of mobility and borders', Australian Planner
  • 2012
    ‘Moving Home: Housing studies and the ‘mobility turn’ in the social sciences’, Housing, Theory and Society
  • 2011
    ‘Governing the experts: reforming expert governance of rural public housing’, Australian Geographer
  • 2009
    ‘“At least I don’t live in Vegemite Valley”: racism and rural public housing spaces’, Australian Geographer
  • 2009
    ‘Assembling the space economy: governmentality and economic geography’, Geography Compass
  • 2008
    ‘Counter-geographies: the campaign against rationalisation of agricultural research stations in NSW’, Journal of Rural Studies
  • 2007
    ‘Governing through locational choice: the locational preferences of rural public housing tenants in south-western New South Wales, Australia’, Housing, Theory and Society

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Settling well: a longitudinal study of refugees in regional Australia
    Role:
    Chief Investigator (2nd)
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage Project
  • 2020
    Sydney Metro Northwest: Evaluating land use, place making and wider economic benefits
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Transport for New South Wales
  • 2015
    Werrington Park Corporate Centre Evaluation
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Department of Environment
  • 2012
    'Moving Home': the role of housing policy in responding to and promoting mobility
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • 2011
    Ethnic discrimination in the private rental housing market
    Role:
    Chief Investigator (4th)
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery Project
  • 2009
    Home and away?: Defining and conceptualising rural youth migration in Australia
    Role:
    Chief Investigator (4th)
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery Project

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Australian Geographers
  • Geographical Society of NSW