Prof Louise Johnson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor Of Australian Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, 1976
Master of Arts, University of Sydney, 1982
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1992

Contact

Career highlights

2011 winner of the Australia-International Medal by the Council of the Institute of Australian Geographers
This prestigious medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions by Australian geographers to the advancement of Geography world-wide. No more than one medal is awarded each year and it is a significant professional acknowledgement of my contribution to Geography.

Promotion in 2012 to Professor of Australian Studies, Deakin University

Research interests

Australian regional restructuring and its human impacts and responses

Post-colonial planning

Building better suburbs

ARC on "Quantifying and qualifying cultural capital in one regional centre" (2000-2003)
Special Editions of Gender, Place and Culture on "Savouring the Kitchen" 2006
 

Book in preparation:
Planning Indigenous Australia - New Perspectives

Teaching interests

Australian Studies; Urban theory, history, policy and planning; Human Geography

Units taught

AIA 104 Australian Identities A: Indigenous and Multicultural

AIA 105 Visions of Australia: Time and Place from 1770-2010

AIX 290/390 Australia Today

AIA 718 Planning history, theory and current issues

Knowledge areas

Research areas:

Gendering spaces and Feminist Geography; Regional restructuring and its social impacts; Post-colonial planning; Changing nature of the Australian suburb

Teaching areas:

Austtralian cultural history and geography; Planniing theory and history

Expertise

Regional restructuring and human impacts, especially in Geelong Building better Australian suburbs Planning history and theory Australian cultural history and geography
  • Urban/suburban planning and development

Research groups

Co-Convenor (with Professor Linda Hancock) of the "Sustainable Communities and Regions" research cluster within the Alfred Deakin Research Institute

Convenor of the "Planning Indigenous Australia" research and book writing group (with colleagues from CSIRO and Monash University)

Awards

2011 winner of the Australia-International Medal by the Council of the Institute of Australian Geographers
This prestigious medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions by Australian geographers to the advancement of Geography world-wide. No more than one medal is awarded each year and it is a significant professional acknowledgement of my contribution to Geography.

Projects

Post-colonial planning - a book project to rewrite the history, practice and theory of Australian planning with Indigenous issues at the centre. Co-authoring with Dr Sue Jackson and Dr Libby Porter.

Global suburbs project - in collaboration with the CITY Institute, York University, Toronto. An international comparision of Australian suburbs historically and as they are developing now

Building better suburbs - for the City of Wyndham

Turning lives around 180o - an evaluatuion of a training and work placement project for Northern Futures in Geelong