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Professor of Human Geography, University of Newcastle

I am Professor of Human Geography and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Previously I was Professor (July 2018-Nov 2018), Associate Professor (July 2015-June 2018), and Assistant Professor (July 2012-June 2015) at the University of Victoria, Canada, Lecturer (Dec 2010-June 2012) at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and Assistant Professor (July 2009-Dec 2010) at the National University of Singapore.


  • 2018–present
    Professor of Human Geography, University of Newcastle
  • 2018–2018
    Professor, University of Victoria
  • 2015–2018
    Associate Professor, University of Victoria
  • 2012–2015
    Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
  • 2010–2012
    Lecturer, University of Otago
  • 2009–2010
    Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore


  • 2009 
    University of British Columbia, PhD
  • 2005 
    Queen's University at Kingston, MA
  • 2003 
    University of Northern British Columbia, BA (Honours Equivalent)


Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, Governor General of Canada