I’m a human geographer with a broad interest in the organising logics of land, real estate and urban development. I’ve written about the colonial histories of land claiming tools and technologies, foreign real estate investment, the politics of urban development, platform real estate and more.

I’m an editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy and a convener of the Institute of Australian Geographers Urban Studies Group. I served as the Program Director of the Master of Urbanism and the Associate Dean of Student Life in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. I’ve contributing over 50 opinion pieces and podcasts on cities to outlets such as The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Conversation. I’m the founder of City Road Podcast.

My books include:

  • An historical monograph on ‘The Geopolitics of Real Estate: Reconfiguring Property Capital and Rights’
  • An edited book on ‘The Globalisation of Real Estate: The Politics and Practice of Foreign Real Estate Investment’
  • An edited book on ‘Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies’.
  • My new book is ‘Understanding Urbanism‘.

You can contact me on Twitter or Email.


Hint – it involves a 20,000km cycle trip along the Old Silk Road.

In this excerpt, taken from an interview conducted in 2015 by Western Sydney University, I talk about how and why I became an academic.


Doctor of Philosophy – Western Sydney University, Australia

Diploma in Digital Content Production: Radio – Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Australia

Bachelor of Community Welfare (Honours), major in International Development –   Western Sydney University, Australia

Certificate IV Training and Assessment – Australian College of Training & Employment, Australia


Please email me if you would like to discuss Honours, Masters, PhD or Postdoctoral research supervision on the topics listed above.

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