Despite the ongoing perception of the world becoming more mobile (Wolf & Longino 2005), there has been a worldwide decline in the intensity of long and short-distance migration since the 1970s (Champion & Shuttleworth 2017). The reasons for this decline are not well understood and will have significant implications for individuals and the wider economy. This research will explore the shifting role of regions within migration systems in Australia using mobility data across different spatial scales, investigate whether social forces encourage stability and increase attachment to place, and examine the socio-economic impacts of increasingly long-term immobility.

Funding:  UQ Research Training Scholarship
Advisors:  Dr Elin Charles-Edwards, Dr Aude Bernard, Prof Jonathan Corcoran

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PhD candidate