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Seeking PhD student in Economic Geography


The University of Western Australia

Faculty of Science

School of Agriculture and Environment, Centre of Regional Development



The University of Western Australia is currently seeking a PhD student in the field of economic geography, broadly defined. Three years of  funding (plus potential for top-up funding and extension) are provided for dedicated topical research. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are favourable, and the thesis is likely to incorporate a mixed-methods perspective.


The PhD will be positioned at The University of Western Australia in Perth, but will be supervised by an international team of from The University of Western Australia, The University of Queensland and Ghent University. The University of Western Australia and University of Queensland are ranked amongst the top Australian universities and members of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities. All three universities are ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

The specific PhD project is tied to an ARC Discovery Grant (DP170104359) regarding the resource economies of Australian cities.  Case study foci on major Australian cities will be combined with a comprehensive understanding and analysis of change in the resources sector and how this affects urban outcomes. For further information, contact Dr Kirsten Martinus at



To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:


Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 


Closing date:

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.