I am a versatile social science researcher in urban planning, experienced in applying both quantitative and qualitative methods with particular expertise in the design and application of the research process. In addition to my academic appointments as postdoctoral research fellow and teaching fellow, I have a strong analytical grounding from over 16 years’ experience in complex data analysis and reporting roles across financial services, the public sector and within university administration.
My PhD is a practical study of planning for dogs in urban environments, examining how planners in local government negotiate the subject of dogs and why they plan the way they do through the consideration of justice for other species. My core research interest is motivated by my love for dogs and my belief that planning for dogs in our cities is important and worthy of examination in its own right. I earnestly hope that my research contributes to more species-compassionate planning in practice and that in turn it makes our cities better for both humans and non-human species. I do invite you to read any of my publications (see LinkedIn) and please do get in touch with me if you would like to know more.
Numerous university professional roles, University of Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology
Numerous university research roles, University of Melbourne
Numerous university teaching roles, University of Melbourne
Numerous actuarial roles in financial services, Towers Perrin Australia, AXA, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne, Master of Urban Planning
University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce
University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science
PhD thesis: Planning for dogs in urban environments, The University of Melbourne
How planning limits its concern: a case study of planning for dogs in Melbourne, Australia, Australian Planner
Why planning limits its concern: a case study of planning for dogs in Melbourne, Australia, Australian Planner
Establishing a framework to understand the regulation and control of dogs in urban environments: a case study of Melbourne, Australia, SpringerPlus
Don’t fence me in: Understanding local government decisions to allocate and fence public open space for dogs in Melbourne, Australia, The 7th State of Australian Cities National Conference (peer-reviewed)