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The Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) Scheme has opened for formal Expressions of Interest.

Macquarie University will offer up to ten full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2016. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2012, or submit their thesis by 19 August 2015 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status).

The Department of Geography and Planning is seeking potential applicants.

If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship, please send:

1. Your current CV with list of publications, as an email attachment with your surname in the file name.
2. Provisional project title and a very brief (200 word) project description
, also as an attachment with your surname in the file name.

to Dr Kristian Ruming (
kristian.ruming@mq.edu.au) by Friday 15 May.

If the Department is able to sponsor your application, you will be notified on Monday 18 May. Sponsored applicants will then be invited to work with their sponsors to develop their Expressions of Interest which must be submitted in their final form by Wednesday 10 June.

It is important that there is a good fit between the research interests of applicants and sponsors. For this reason, potential applications which align with the Department of Geography and Planning core research strengths (attached) will be strongly supported. Potential applicants are also encouraged to review staff research profiles:




Full details of the MQRF2016 scheme, together with Expression of Interest forms, are available at:



If you have any questions about applying for the MQRF through the Department of Geography and Planning, please contact Dr Kristian Ruming (kristian.ruming@mq.edu.au).

Dr Kristian Ruming
Senior Lecturer
Department of Geography and Planning
Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
T: +61 2 9850 8314 | staff homepage | mq.edu.au

Recent Publications
  • Baker, T. & Ruming, K.J. (2015) “Making ‘Global Sydney’: spatial imaginaries, worlding and strategic plans”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 39, 1, 62-78. (available here)
  • Ruming, K.J., Gurran, N., Maginn, P.J & Goodman, R. (2014) “A national planning agenda? Unpacking the influence of federal urban policy on state planning reform”, Australian Planner, 52, 2, 108-121. (available here)
  • Ruming, K.J. & Davies, P. (2014) “To what extent ‘an entirely new approach to how planning is done’? Tracing planning system reform in New South Wales”, Australian Planner, 52, 2, 122-131 (available here)
  • Houston, D. & Ruming, K.J. (2014) “Suburban toxicity: a political ecology of asbestos in Australian cities”, Geographical Research, DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12075 (available here)
  • Ruming, K. (2014) "Urban consolidation, strategic planning and community opposition in Sydney, Australia: unpacking policy knowledge and public perceptions" Land Use Policy, 39, 254-265. (available here)
  • Ruming, K. (2014) "Social Mix Discourse and Local Resistance to Social Housing: The Case of the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Package, Australia" Urban Policy and Research, 32, 2, 163-183 (available here)
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