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Jonathan is a human geographer and joined The University of Queensland in 2005 following previous appointments at the University of Glamorgan (UK) and the UK national mapping Agency, Ordnance Survey. Jonathan is the Director of the Queensland Centre for Population Research located within the School Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Queensland. He is the co-editor of Australian Population Studies, Councillor of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland and Secretary of the Applied Geography Commission, a Commission of the International Geographical Union.

Jonathan's interests lie at the intersection of human geography, regional science, sociology and criminology in understanding how human mobility shapes and is shaped by our urban systems and in turn impacts social sustainability; how regional economic growth and development is governed by human capital migration; and how big data and spatial analytics can be effectively harnessed to inform smarter policy.

Featured projects Duration
Estimating temporary populations
Australian Research Council
Reclaiming lost ground: Transitions of mobility and parking
Australian Research Council
So what do you do? Graduates in the creative and cultural industries
University of Canberra
Urban Analytics Data Infrastructure
University of Melbourne
Barriers and Facilitators of Neighbourhood Networks and Cohesion
Australian Research Council

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