Dear all,
The survey examining the role of the space in doctoral research student writing skills and practices will be open for one more week (survey closes midnight Friday, July 15, 2016). 
It is open to all geography doctoral candidates enrolled in an Australian higher education institution. 
If you happen to be one please follow this link ( to the survey (it will take 10-15 minutes to fill out). 
Likewise, please feel free to forward this email onto those you know who fit this bill.
Many thanks to all those who have already responded to the survey!
Best wishes

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The role of space in the development of doctoral research student writing skills and practices

Are you a geography doctoral student enrolled in an Australian institution and aged over 18 years? (NB: if you know one please forward this email on them).


If so, I am writing to you to invite you to be part of a research project on the role of space in the development of doctoral students research-writing skills and practices.


Participation will involve approximately 10-15 minutes of your time responding to a series of online questions about how space influences your research-writing.


The research project is being conducted by Dr Rae Dufty-Jones from Western Sydney University (


Further information regarding this research and the online survey can be found through the following link:


Thank you for your time on this. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Best wishes


Dr Rae Dufty-Jones | Senior Lecturer | Geography and Urban Studies | Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus) | Post: Locked Bag 1797 Penrith Sth DC NSW 2751 |Phone: 61 (2) 9685 9393 | Website   

Recent publications: 
Dufty-Jones, R. 2015. Governmentalities of moblity: the role of housing in the governance of Australian rural mobilities Journal of Rural Studies, 42, pp.63-78 (

Dufty-Jones, R. and Rogers, D. (Eds) 2015. Housing in 21st century Australia: people, practices and policies, Aldershot, Ashgate (