Researcher biography

Bob Stimson is a quantitative human geographer and regional scientist. He has been teaching and conducting research in universities since 1965. He retired from the University of Queensland in January 2011. Bob is one of the leading urban researchers in Australia and is well known internationally for his work in analytical human geography, human spatial behaviour, and regional economic development analysis and planning strategy. He has extensive experience consulting to public agencies at all levels of government and to The World Bank. Bob is a former President of the Regional Science Association International, the Australia and New Zealand Section of RSAI, and the Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development. He is a former President of the Western Regional Science Association (U.S.) and is currently Chair of the Applied Geography Commission in the International Geographical Union. Bob is an author of 47 books and monographs and more than 250 book chapters and scientific papers. For the period 2012-2014 he is Director of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), a $20million project funded by the Commonwealth Government, hosted at the University of Melbourne