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Emeritus Professor Roy Jones

Emeritus Professor Roy Jones Emeritus Professor Roy Jones
Position Emeritus Professor
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 209.405
Phone 08 9266 3334
Fax 08 9266 3818
Email R.Jones@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Roy has taught at Curtin and its predecessor institution, the Western Australian Institute of Technology, since arriving in Australia in 1970. Prior to that he was a Research Assistant at North Western Polytechnic and a Lecturer in Geography and Economic History at South East Northumberland Technical College.

He spent a year on secondment to the Department of Territories and Local Government in Canberra and has been a visiting Lecturer/Fellow/Professor at the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth in the UK and Carleton, Queens (Kingston) and British Columbia in Canada.

He was Human Geography Editor of Geographical Research: Journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers from 2000-2009 and is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Geographical Union's Commission for the Sustainability of Rural Systems.

 

Memberships, Awards and Training

Memberships

  • Curtin Tourism Resarch Cluster

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Employment History

All at Curtin University/Western Australian Institute of Technology since 1970

2007- 2012 Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty/Division of Humanities, 

2004- 2012 Professor of Geography

2003- 2012 Co-Director, Curtin Sustainable Tourism Centre

2003 (July-December) Interim Dean, Faculty of Media, Society and Culture, 

2003 (January-July) Coordinator (Research), Faculty of Media, Society and Culture

2002 Director, Curtin Unit for Research on Tourism

2001-2 Deputy Head (Undergraduate Studies) School of Social Sciences, 

1995-2001 Head, School of Social Sciences and Asian Languages 

1993-2004 Associate Professor of Geography, 

1989-91 Deputy Head (Academic), School of Social Sciences

1985-6 Deputy Head (Resources), School of Social Sciences, 

1983-92 Senior Lecturer in Geography, 

1982-3 Head, Department of Social Sciences and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Social Sciences

1973 and 1977 Acting Senior Lecturer in Geography

1970-82 Lecturer in Geography

1969-70 Assistant Lecturer in Geography and Economic History, South East Northumberland Technical College, Wallsend upon Tyne

1968-9 Part time Tutor, Department of Geography, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1967-8 Research Assistant and Part time Lecturer, Department of Economics and Business Studies, North Western Polytechnic, London (now London Metropolitan University)

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Research Fields

Studies in Human Society

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Research Interests

Research Interests  

As an historical geographer, Roy has an interest in how and why places change and the impacts of such change on their populations and environments. Much of his early work, including his secondment to the federal government in Canberra focussed on aspects of regional disadvantage..

More recently, as the power of tourism to change places has become more apparent, he has worked more specifically in the areas of tourism and leisure, with a particular focus on heritage and cultural issues.

Most of his research is conducted in Australia, though he has also worked in Canada and the UK.

 Research Projects 

  • Community impacts of the World Heritage inscriptions of Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef 

  • 'Shackie' settlements on the Western Australian coast

  • Literary and cultural tourism

  • Heritage from below

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Publications

2016

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Conference Articles (Research)

2015

Book Chapters (Research)

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

Book Chapters (Research)

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2010

Book Chapters (Research)

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2009

Book Chapters (Research)

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2008

Book Chapters (Research)

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2007

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2006

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2005

Book Chapters (Research)

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2004

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2003

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2002

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2001

Book Chapters (Research)

2000

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1997

Journal Articles (Research)

1995

Journal Articles (Research)

1991

Conference Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2016

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2013

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2012

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2011

Book Chapters - Other

2010

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Stimson, R., T. Sorenson, and R. Jones. 2010.“Guest editorial.”Geographical Research 48 (1): 1-2.

2006

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Jones, R. 2006.“Australian Cities: Continuity and Change, 3rd Edition.”Geographical Research 44 (2): 222-223.
  • Jones, R. 2006.“Sustainability and Change in Rural Australia.”Geographical Research 44 (4): 444-446.
  • Jones, R. 2006.“Ten pound poms: Australia's invisible migrants.”JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY 32 (1): 237-238.

2005

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Conacher, A., G. Curry, and R. Jones. 2005.“Editorial: Introducing Geographical Research.”Geographical Research 43 (1).
  • Jones, R. 2005.“The English in Australia.”JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY 31 (3): 584-586.

2002

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Jones, R. 2002.“Geography and Education for Sustainability in Australia.”Planet 4 (8): 32-33.

2000

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Jones, R. 2000.“Embodied geographies: Spaces, bodies and rites of passage.”Australian Journal of Social Issues 35 (1): 92-94.

1996

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Tunbridge, J., R. Jones, and B. Shaw. 1996.“Editorial: Contested heritage: Perth, 1995.”International Journal of Heritage Studies 2 (1-2): 5-9.
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