Current position and affiliations

  • Professor of Geography and Distinguished University Scholar
    University of British Columbia
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Urban Planning & Design, Hong Kong University
  • Visiting Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester
  • Honorary Professor, School of Geography, University of Nottingham
  • Faculty affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Previous positions

  • Professor of Geography & Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000-2008)
  • Professor of Geography, University of Manchester (1989-2000)
  • National Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Melbourne (1988-1989)
  • Research Associate, North West Industry Research Unit/Centre for Urban & Regional Industrial Development, University of Manchester (1984-1988)

Visiting positions

University of Amsterdam • UCLA • Education University of Hong Kong • Johns Hopkins University • Lund University • University of Melbourne • University of Oslo • Queen’s University, Belfast • National University of Singapore • University of Toronto • University of the Witwatersrand • Western Sydney University


  • PhD Geography, University of Manchester, UK (1988)
  • BA (hons) Geography, University of Manchester, UK (1983)

Awards and distinctions