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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

Publications

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2016

Exploring the suburban ideal: Residents' experiences of photo elicitation interviewing (PEI)

E Warner, L Johnson, F Andrews

(2016), Vol. 15, pp. 1-9, International journal of qualitative methods, London, Eng, C1

journal

The centrality of the Australian suburb: mobility challenges and responses by outer suburban residents of Melbourne

L Johnson, F Andrews,, E Warner

(2016), pp. 1-15, Urban policy and research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Governing suburban Australia

L Johnson

(2015), pp. 110-129, Suburban Governance: A Global View, Toronto, Ont., B1

chapter

Creative and destructive communities of Lake Condah/Tae Rak, Western Victoria

L Johnson

(2015), pp. 31-46, Creative communities : regional inclusion and the arts, Oxford, Eng., B1

chapter

Ships, Planes and Automobiles - The Perils and Pluses of Place - making in an Outer Melbourne Suburb

L Johnson, F Andrews, E Warner

(2015), pp. 1-10, SOAC 2015 : Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Queensland, E1

conference
2014

Incorporating indigenous Australian knowledge and perspectives into planning practice : past, present and future

L Johnson, D Jones

(2014), pp. 341-360, UHPH 2014 : Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History : Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference
2013

Place-taking and place-making in waterfront renewal, Australia

S Oakley, L Johnson

(2013), Vol. 50, pp. 341-355, Urban studies, London, England, C1

journal

Making connections in a regional city: social capital and the primary social contract

S Kilpatrick, L Johnson, T King, R Jackson, S Jatrana

(2013), pp. 1-14, Journal of sociology, Thousand Oaks, California, C1

journal

Desire, dryness and decadence: living big in Australia's suburbs

L Johnson

(2013), pp. 195-199, Suburban constellations: governance, land and infrastructure in the 21st century, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter

Digital suburbs? Some policy implications of greater domestic connectivity

L Johnson

(2013), State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2012

Creative suburbs? How women, design and technology renew Australian suburbs

L Johnson

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 217-229, International journal of cultural studies, London, England, C1

journal

Kitchens

L Johnson

(2012), pp. 145-151, International encyclopedia of housing and home, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Feminist geography 30 years on : they came, they saw but did they conquer?

L Johnson

(2012), Vol. 50, pp. 345-355, Geographical research, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal
2011

Feminist economic geographies

L Johnson, L Johnson

(2011), pp. 351-367, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography, B1

chapter

e-learning through digital theatre : breaking down the tyranny of distance and limits of location

Y Prior, L Johnson, R van der Zwaard

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 1-14, Ubiquitous learning, Altona, Vic., C1

journal
2010

Rewriting Australian planning from the margins

L Johnson

(2010), pp. 261-273, UHPH 2010 : Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Urban History, Planning History Conference : Green Fields, Brown Fields, New Fields, University of Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference

Master planned estates : parish or panacea?

L Johnson

(2010), Vol. 28, pp. 375-390, Urban policy and research, Australia, C1

journal

The Geelong cultural precinct, Australia

L Johnson

(2010), pp. 129-136, Cultural quarters : principles and practice, Bristol, England, B1

chapter
2009

Feminism/feminist geography

L Johnson

(2009), pp. 44-58, International encyclopedia of human geography, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Cultural capitals: revaluing the arts, remaking urban spaces

L Johnson

(2009), Farnham, England, A1

book

Valuing arts & culture in the community

L Johnson

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 471-487, Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, Adelaide, S.A., C1

journal

How to (re) value Indigenous performing arts

L Johnson, H Glow, K Johanson

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 391-396, The Asia Pacific journal of arts and cultural management, Adelaide, S.A., C1

journal
2008

Re-placing gender? Reflections on 15 years of gender, place and culture

L Johnson

(2008), Vol. 15, pp. 561-574, Gender, place and culture : a journal of feminist geography, London, U.K., C1

journal
2007

The death and life of the great Australian suburb

L Johnson

(2007), pp. 350-358, Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference 2007, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1

conference
2006

Style wars: revolution in the suburbs?

L Johnson

(2006), Vol. 37, pp. 259-277, Australian geographer, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal

Browsing the modern kitchen - a feast of gender, place and culture (part 1)

L Johnson

(2006), Vol. 13, pp. 123-132, Gender place and culture, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Hybrid and global kitchens - first and third world intersections (part 2)

L Johnson

(2006), Vol. 13, pp. 647-652, Gender, place and culture, London, England, C1

journal

Valuing the arts : theorising and realising cultural capital in an Australian city

L Johnson

(2006), Vol. 44, pp. 296-309, Geographical research, Carlton South, Vic., C1

journal
2003

Serving the service sector: gendering regional (UN)employment in Geelong, Australia

L Johnson

(2003), Vol. 59, pp. 17-26, New Zealand geographer, Christchurch, N.Z., C1

journal
2002

What is the value of the arts?

L Johnson

(2002), New wave: entrepreneurship and the arts: symposium proceedings, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference

Festival places: mobilising ethnic difference in a city of spectacle

L Johnson

(2002), pp. 691-725, Events and place making : proceedings of International Event Research Conference, held in Sydney, July 2002, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference

Hybrid spaces and identities: performing cultural citizenship at Geelong's Pako Festa

L Johnson

(2002), pp. 85-91, Proceedings of the cultural citizenship : challenges of globalisation conference held at Deakin University, 5-8 December 2002, Geelong Victoria, E1

conference
2001

Toxic kitchen? The construction of danger in the women's room

L Johnson

(2001), pp. 412-427, Politics, action & renewal : [proceedings of the] 4th Australian Women's Health Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, E1

conference

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Landscape and Memory: the West Coast of Victoria

Prof Sanjay Srivastava, Prof Louise Johnson, Prof Michael Meehan, A/Prof Frances Devlin-Glass, A/Prof Dirk De Bruyn

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2 APAI

  • 2007: $12,813
  • 2006: $25,113

Other Public Sector Funding

G21 Healthy Region Program - Business Plan

Dr Iain Butterworth, Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Kate Kerkin, Ms Sandy Austin

  • 2008: $5,684
  • 2007: $29,840

Training for a new (Northern) Future

Prof Louise Johnson

  • 2012: $6,000

Foundational principles and approaches to building better suburbs (Wyndham City Council)

Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Fiona Andrews, A/Prof Phil Connors, Prof Hisham Elkadi, Dr John Rollo, Dr Ian Warren

  • 2012: $25,000

Cotton On - Turning lives around 180o An evaluation

Prof Louise Johnson

  • 2015: $6,000

Industry and Other Funding

Landscape and Memory: the West Coast of Victoria

Prof Sanjay Srivastava, Prof Louise Johnson, Prof Michael Meehan, A/Prof Frances Devlin-Glass, A/Prof Dirk De Bruyn

  • 2007: $2,500
  • 2006: $5,000

Economic Independence and Social Inclusion? Evaluating the effectiveness of Northern Futures 2007-2015

Prof Louise Johnson

  • 2015: $33,520

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2010

Beth Brough

Thesis entitled: Jungian Psychology and the Deepening of Spirituality

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2000

Eleanor Stretch

Thesis entitled: Using Site as the Medium of Image-Making at Tower Hill

Master of Arts, School of Contemporary Arts

Associate Supervisor
2016

Suresh Joshi

Thesis entitled: Understanding health behaviour trajectories of immigrants in Australia: a longitudinal investigation

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2011

Ruth Lee

Thesis entitled: Mary De Garis: Progressivism, Early Feminism and Medical Reform

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2004

Atchara Sakrajai

Thesis entitled: Non-formal Education for Women Workers in Industry

Doctor of Education, School of Education

Jacqueline Sundbery

Thesis entitled: Culture Clash: Artistic Production and the School Environment

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2001

Joseph Hajdu

Thesis entitled: Japanese Investment on the Gold Coast

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Australian & International Studies

1999

Annabel Celia Biles

Thesis entitled: 'LANDSCAPE AS TEXT' - INTERPRETING LANDSCAPE IN COLONIAL WRITINGS ON FRENCH INDOCHINA.

Master of Arts, School of Australian & International Studies