Staff profile - Louise Johnson

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Prof Louise Johnson

Position: Professor
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52273375 +61 3 52273375
Email: louise.johnson@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

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


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


Academic

Teaching Interests

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


Subjects and units currently teaching

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


Expertise categories

Expertise summary

Regional restructuring and human impacts, especially in Geelong Building better Australian suburbs Planning history and theory Australian cultural history and geography

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


Awards

Awards and prizes

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.


Research

Research 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


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


Research grants

2013
$6 000 from Northern Futures (Geelong) to evaluate the “Turning lives around 180o” training and work placement project.

2012
$32 000 from the City of Wyndham for “Building better suburbs”. Louise Johnson CI with a team comprising Dr Fiona Andrews, Dr Phil Connors, Prof Hisham Elkadi, Dr John Rollo, Dr Ian Warren.

$6 000 from Northern Futures (Geelong) to evaluate the training and employment placement program “Building Brighter Futures”. CI Chief and sole Investigator.

2011
$25 000 to the Regional Communities and Development research cluster for “Making Connections: Integrating migrants into a regional community”. Co-Convenor of cluster.

2010
$25 000 to the Regional Communities and Development research cluster for a range of research projects, including “Regional re-development”. Convenor of cluster.

2008
$19 500 from the Deakin University Central Research Grant scheme to research “Australian planning history: new perspectives”

$7 500 Emerging Research Grant (with Associate Professor Andrea Witcomb) for “The Ford Project”

2007
$40 000 from G21 Geelong Regional Alliance to prepare a Business Plan for a Healthy Region. With Dr Iain Butterworth and Ms Melissah Edwards.

2004-2008 ARC LinkageLP0455658
ARC Linkage grant with Experimenta for a PhD Scholar – Ms Kim Lawler – to investigate “Landscape and Memory: Multi-media representations of Place” (with Professor Michael Meehan, Dr Sanjay Srivastava and Mr Dirk de Bruun). Ms Lawler was excluded/withdrew in August 2008.

2001-3 ARC Discovery A00104825
Large ARC grant totaling $94 000 to “Cultural capital? Quantifying and qualifying the cultural capital in one Australian regional centre”.

ARC Linkage Grant C00107329
Three year grant (APA[I]) for $66 876 (with Geelong Otway Tourism and City of Greater Geelong) to research “The social and economic impacts of urban festivals in one regional centre”. The City of Greater Geelong withdrew from the project in August 2002.

2000
$16 000 Deakin University Bridging Grant “City of spectacle meets the city of difference”


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)


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=johnslo


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