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Prof Louise Johnson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Qualifications

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

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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2022

Making an Australian Regional City Accessible and Inclusive: A Transdisciplinary Research Approach to Community Participation in Urban

Richard Tucker, David Kelly, Patsie Frawley, Louise Johnson, Fiona Andrews, Kevin Murfitt, Valerie Watchorn

(2022), pp. 1-17, Urban Policy and Research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Strategies for Alleviating Spatial Disadvantage: A Systems Thinking Analysis and Plan of Action

Richard Tucker, Louise Johnson, Jian Liang, Steven Allender

(2022), Vol. 14, pp. 1-18, Sustainability, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2021

The Story of Australia: A New History of People and Place

Louise Johnson, Tanja Luckins, David Walker

(2021), Abingdon, Oxon, A1

book

Housing at the fulcrum: a systems approach to uncovering built environment obstacles to city scale accessibility and inclusion

R Tucker, D Kelly, L Johnson, U de Jong, V Watchorn

(2021), Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, C1

journal article

Microvillage: assessing the viability of increasing supply of affordable, sustainable and socially integrated small homes

R Tucker, U de Jong, L Johnson, N Johnston, A Lee, F Michaux, E Warner, F Andrews

(2021), Housing Studies, C1

journal article

Architects' professional perspectives on child- and family-friendly apartment design in Australia

R Tucker, F Andrews, L Johnson, J Palmer

(2021), Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, C1

journal article

Microvillage Geelong Project: Exploring the Viability of Affordable Compact Homes for People Seeking Sustainable and Socially Integrated Lives

Richard Tucker, Ursula De Jong, Louise Johnson, Nicole Johnston, Adrian Lee, Fabienne Michaux, Elyse Warner, Fiona Andrews

(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2020

Building an accessible and inclusive city

Richard Tucker, Patsie Frawley, David Kelly, Louise Johnson, Fiona Andrews, Kevin Murfitt

(2020), pp. 292-303, Sustaining social inclusion, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Design considerations for child and family friendly apartments: Stage 2

Fiona Andrews, Jasmine Palmer, Richard Tucker, Louise Johnson, Elyse Warner, Kehla Lippi

(2020), Geelong, Australia, A6

research report/technical paper
2019

The Geelong suburban dream: origins, history and future

Louise Johnson

(2019), pp. 216-227, Geelong's changing landscape: ecology, development and conservation, Clayton South, Vic., B1

book chapter

Remaking imperial power in the city: the case of the William Barak building, Melbourne

L Porter, S Jackson, L Johnson

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 1119-1137, Environment and planning D: society and space, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Accessible & Inclusive Geelong Feasibility Study

Richard Tucker, David Kelly, Patsie Frawley, Louise Johnson, Kevin Murfitt, Fiona Andrews, Andrew Brown, Claire Henderson-Wilson, Ursula De Jong, Valerie Watchorn, Alexandra Gartrell, Kathryn Aedy, Susan Ang, Susan Balandin, Catherine Bennett, Danielle Hitch, David Jones, Erin Wilson

(2019), Geelong, Vic, A6

research report/technical paper

From rhetoric to actuality: researching 'access' and 'inclusion' in one Australian city

Louise Johnson, David Kelly, Fiona Andrews, Ursula De Jong, Patsie Frawley, Richard Tucker

(2019), pp. 1-9, Proceedings of 2019 9th State of Australian Cities National Conference, Perth, Western Australia, E1

conference
2018

Reclaiming a place: post-colonial appropriations of the colonial at Budj Bim, Western Victoria, Australia

Louise Johnson

(2018), pp. 91-107, Indigenous places and colonial spaces The politics of intertwined relations, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Planning Melbourne

L Johnson

(2018), pp. 111-130, Planning in indigenous Australia : from imperial foundations to postcolonial futures, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Planning in Indigenous Australia: an introduction

S Jackson, L Johnson, L Porter

(2018), pp. 1-13, Planning in indigenous Australia : from imperial foundations to postcolonial futures, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Planning Sydney: Australia's first city

L Johnson

(2018), pp. 92-110, Planning in indigenous Australia : from imperial foundations to postcolonial futures, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Indigenous planning: emerging possibilities

L Porter, S Jackson, L Johnson

(2018), pp. 214-235, Planning in indigenous Australia : from imperial foundations to postcolonial futures, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

"A tapestry without instructions." Lived experiences of community in an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia

F Andrews, L Johnson, E Warner

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 257-276, Journal of urbanism, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Planning in indigenous Australia: from imperial foundations to postcolonial futures

Sue Jackson, Libby Porter, Louise Johnson

(2018), New York, N.Y., A7

edited book

Homes for all - Connecting the built environment to health in Australia

F Andrews, Louise Johnson, Richard Tucker

(2018), pp. 197-3, AMPS Proceedings Series 11. Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live., Bristol, England, E1

conference
2017

Towards a new planning history and practice

S Jackson, L Johnson, L Porter

(2017), pp. 236-244, Planning in Indigenous Australia: from imperial foundations to postcolonial futures, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

The Centrality of the Australian Suburb: Mobility Challenges and Responses by Outer Suburban Residents in Melbourne

L Johnson, F Andrews, E Warner

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 409-423, Urban Policy and Research, C1

journal article

Reframing and revising Australia's planning history and practice

L Johnson, L Porter, S Jackson

(2017), Vol. 54, pp. 225-233, Australian planner, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2016

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

E Warner, L Johnson, F Andrews

(2016), Vol. 15, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, C1

journal article
2015

Governing suburban Australia

L Johnson

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

book 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

book 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

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

book chapter

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 article

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 article

'Everybody has settled in so well': How migrants make connections and build social capital in Geelong

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

(2013), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

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

Kitchens

L Johnson

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

book chapter

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 article

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 article

Building pathways to a brighter future

L Johnson

(2012), [Burwood, Vic.], A6

research report/technical paper

Making connections in Geelong: Migrants, social capital and growing regional cities

Ruth Jackson, Santosh Jatrana, Louise Johnson, Sue Kilpatrick, Tanya King

(2012), Geelong, A6

research report/technical paper
2011

Feminist economic geographies

L Johnson, L Johnson

(2011), pp. 353-367, The SAGE handbook of economic geography, London, England, B1

book 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 article
2010

The Geelong cultural precinct, Australia

L Johnson

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

book chapter

Master planned estates : parish or panacea?

L Johnson

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

journal article

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
2009

Cultural capitals: revaluing the arts, remaking urban spaces

L Johnson

(2009), Farnham, England, A1

book

Feminism/feminist geography

L Johnson

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

book chapter

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 article

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 article
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 article
2007

G21 healthy region project part 2 : business plan

L Johnson, I Butterworth, M Edwards

(2007), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

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 article

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 article

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 article

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 article
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 article
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
2000

Placebound: Australian feminist geographies

Louise Johnson

(2000), South Melbourne, Vic., A1-1

book
1999

Powerlines: a cultural geography of domestic open space

L Johnson

(1999), pp. 87-108, Australian cultural geographies, South Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

book chapter

What women's spaces? Women in Australian, British, Canadian and US suburbs

Veronica Strong-Boag, Isabel Dyck, Kim England, L Johnson

(1999), pp. 168-186, Changing suburbs: foundation, form and function, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter
1997

Domestic dykes: The politics of indifference

Elsie Jay

(1997), pp. 163-168, Queers in space: Communities, public places, sites of resistance, Seattle, Washington, B1-1

book chapter

The oracles of Delfin: women and suburban housing development

L Johnson

(1997), Vol. 15, pp. 25-36, Urban policy and research, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Regions matter in understanding employment change

Louise Johnson

(1997), Melbourne, A6-1

research report/technical paper
1996

Feminism and Psychology

Louise Johnson, Elsie Jay

(1996), Vol. 6, pp. 121-123, Feminism and Psychology, C1-1

journal article
1994

The postmodern Australian city

L Johnson

(1994), pp. 51-72, Suburban dreaming: an interdisciplinary approach to Australian cities, Geelong, Vic., B1-1

book chapter

Colonising the suburban frontier: place-making on Melbourne's urban fringe

L Johnson

(1994), pp. 46-59, Metropolis now: planning and the urban in contemporary Australia, Leichhardt, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter

Occupying the suburban frontier: accommodating difference on Melbourne's urban fringe

L Johnson

(1994), pp. 141-168, Writing women and space: colonial and postcolonial geographies, New York, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter

A (post)modern suburb?: Lynch's bridge in Melbourne

L Johnson

(1994), pp. 170-184, Beasts of suburbia: reinterpreting cultures in Australian suburbs, Carlton, Vic., B1-1

book chapter

What future for feminist geography?

L Johnson

(1994), Vol. 1, pp. 103-113, Gender Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

(White) Papering over the regional problem: unemployment in Geelong and the Federal Government response

L Johnson, Steve Wright

(1994), Vol. 25, pp. 121-125, Australian Geographer, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
1992

Theorising the global pillage

L Johnson

(1992), pp. 52-73, Continental shift: globalisation and culture, Double Bay, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter
1990

Socialist feminisms

L Johnson

(1990), pp. 304-331, Feminist knowledge: critique and construct, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter
1989

The challenge of feminist geography

Louise Johnson

(1989), Vol. 13, pp. 85-89, Journal of geography in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

environment and planning A

Louise Johnson

(1989), Vol. 21, pp. 681-684, Environment and Planning A, C1-1

journal article
1987

Feminist spaces down under

Louise Johnson

(1987), Vol. 43, pp. 141-145, New Zealand Geographer, C1-1

journal article
1984

Gaslight Sydney: The city viewed late Victorian eyes

Louise Johnson

(1984), North Sydney, A1-1

book

Funded Projects at Deakin

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

G21 Grant - Research - Geelong Region Alliance

  • 2008: $5,684
  • 2007: $29,840

Training for a new (Northern) Future

Prof Louise Johnson

Committee for Geelong - Northern Futures

  • 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

Wyndham City Council

  • 2012: $25,000

Cotton On - Turning lives around 180o An evaluation

Prof Louise Johnson

Committee for Geelong - Northern Futures

  • 2015: $6,000

Family and child friendly design: Stage 2

Dr Fiona Andrews, Dr Elyse Warner, Prof Louise Johnson, Prof Richard Tucker

Department of Environment Land Water and Planning

  • 2021: $4,401
  • 2020: $43,870

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

Experimenta

  • 2007: $2,500
  • 2006: $5,000

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

Prof Louise Johnson

Norlane Community Centre - Northern Futures

  • 2015: $33,520

Second Cities in Australia

Prof Andrew Reeves, Prof Louise Johnson, Ms Cora Trevarthen

Committee for Geelong Ltd

  • 2019: $36,065
  • 2018: $17,540

Micro-village Phase 1

Prof Richard Tucker, Dr Fiona Andrews, Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Nicole Johnston, A/Prof Ursula De Jong, Ms Fab Michaux, A/Prof Mirjana Lozanovska

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation - General Grants

  • 2019: $50,000

Homes for 'Grey Nesters': Social integration of a micro-village of small houses supporting community wellbeing in Geelong

Dr Fiona Andrews, A/Prof Ursula De Jong, Prof Richard Tucker, Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Elyse Warner

Geelong Community Foundation Grant - Research - ABN 41659735441

  • 2019: $40,000

Revitalising Geelong: Recipes for success. Remaining challenges.

Prof Louise Johnson

Committee for Geelong Ltd

  • 2020: $29,835

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Caroline Lucy Denigan

Thesis entitled: Women's Home-made Houses: Sex, Gender and Self-build Housing in Australia 1970-2014

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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

Executive Supervisor
2021

Deanne Gilson

Thesis entitled: White Haze, Black Gaze: Redefining Aboriginal Women's Business through Contemporary Art

Doctor of Philosophy, NIKERI Institute

Associate Supervisor
2019

Simon Grennan

Thesis entitled: Landscape, Painting, and Consciousness

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

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 and 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