Professor Phillip O'Neill

Professor Phillip O'Neill

Director, Centre for Western Sydney,
Office of the DVC & VP (Research and Development)

PROFESSOR,
Geography and Urban Studies (SSAP)

Biography

Director, Centre for Western Sydney (2014-present)

Professorial Research Fellow, Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney (2012-present)

Foundation Director, Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney (2006-2012)

Director Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, The University of Newcastle, NSW (2000-2006)

Research Fellow at University of Bristol (1994), University of Massachusetts (1999), National University of Singapore (2003), University of Oxford (2010), University College London (2015)

Fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers (awarded 2008)

Editor-in-Chief, Geographical Research (2009 to 2013)

Previously Member of Editorial Boards of Transactions of Institute of British Geographers (Wiley Blackwell); Progess in Human Geography (Arnold)

Member of the Editorial Boards of Environment and Planning A (Pion); Journal of Economic Geography (OUP); Compass (Wiley Blackwell); Regional Studies, Regional Science (Taylor and Francis); Human Geography (all current)

Member International Expert Advisory Board i-Build, U.K. (2013 to current)

Member International Advisory Board, Fourth Global Conference in Economic Geography, Oxford, August 19-22, 2015 (current)

Columnist Newcastle Herald (2003-present)

This information has been contributed by Professor O'Neill.

Qualifications

  • PhDGeo Macquarie University
  • MA(Hons) Macquarie University
  • BA(Hons) Macquarie University

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Australian Geographers (1991)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Office of the DVC & VP (Research and Development)
  • Geography and Urban Studies (SSAP)

Contact

Email: P.ONeill@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9424
Mobile: 0420303814
Location: EH.G.23
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101315 Financing Cities in the Global Economy, 2014

Publications

Books

  • Wray, F., Wu, C., O'Neill, P. and Dimeski, B. (2011), 'Building Arabic Businesses: Alternate Pathways to Employment Generation in Sydney's Auburn-Bankstown Corridor', : UWS Urban Research Centre 9780980824148.
  • O'Neill, P., Dimeski, B. and Wong, A. (2011), 'Developing a Penrith Valley Economic Corridor: Report', : UWS Urban Research Centre 9780980824131.
  • James, S., O'Neill, P. and Dimeski, B. (2010), 'Sydney's agricultural lands: an analysis', : Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney 9780980824124.
  • O'Neill, P., Camacho Duarte, O., Casiro, J., Gwyther, G. and Phibbs, P. (2010), 'The experience of mortgage distress in Western Sydney', : Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney 9780980824117.

Chapters in Books

  • O'Neill, P. and McGuirk, P. (2014), 'Qualitative methods in socio-spatial research', Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science, Edward Elgar 9780857932969.
  • O'Neill, P. and James, S. (2014), 'Feeding Sydney : assessing the importance of the city?s peri-urban farms', The Security of Water, Food, Energy and Liveability of Cities: Challenges and Opportunities for Peri-Urban Futures, Springer 9789401788779.
  • O'Neill, P. (2014), 'How infrastructure became a structured investment vehicle', Engaging Geographies: Landscapes, Lifecourses and Mobilities, Cambridge Scholars 9781443856041.
  • O'Neill, P. (2012), 'The industrial corporation and capitalism's time-space fix', The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, Wiley-Blackwell 9781444336801.
  • McGuirk, P. and O'Neill, P. (2010), 'Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography', Qualitative Methods in Human Geography, Oxford University Press 9780195430158.
  • O'Neill, P. (2010), 'The Language of Local and Regional Development', Handbook of Local and Regional Development, Routledge 9780415548311.
  • O'Neill, P. (2009), 'Infrastructure Investment and the Management of Risk', Managing Financial Risks: from Global to Local, Oxford University Press 9780199557431.
  • O'Neill, P. (2009), 'Privatization', International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier 9780080449111.
  • O'Neill, P. (2009), 'Enterprise Discourse', International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier 9780080449111.
  • O'Neill, P. (2007), 'A public language for analyzing the corporation', Politics and Practice in Economic Geography, Sage Publications 9781412907859.
  • O'Neill, P. (2006), 'The corporation, shareholder value added, and the power of financial managment narratives', Understanding the Firm: Spatial and Organizational Dimensions, Oxford University Press 0199260796.

Journal Articles

  • James, S. and O'Neill, P. (2016), 'Planning for peri-urban agriculture : a geographically-specific, evidence-based approach from Sydney', Australian Geographer, vol 47, no 2 .
  • McGuirk, P., O'Neill, P. and Mee, K. (2015), 'Effective practices for interagency data sharing : insights from collaborative research in a regional intervention', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol 74, no 2 , pp 199 - 211.
  • Weller, S. and O'Neill, P. (2014), 'An argument with neoliberalism : Australia's place in a global imaginary', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol 4, no 2 , pp 105 - 130.
  • Weller, S. and O'Neill, P. (2014), 'Actually existing political economies', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol 4, no 2 , pp 165 - 167.
  • Weller, S. and O'Neill, P. (2014), 'De-industrialisation, financialisation and Australia's macro-economic trap', Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, vol 7, no 3 , pp 509 - 526.
  • Grosvenor, M. and O'Neill, P. (2014), 'The density debate in urban research : an alternative approach to representing urban structure and form', Geographical Research, vol 52, no 4 , pp 442 - 458.
  • O'Neill, P. (2013), 'The financialisation of infrastructure : the role of categorisation and property relations', Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, vol 6, no 3 , pp 441 - 454.
  • Wray, F., Dufty-Jones, R., Gibson, C., Larner, W., Beer, A., Le Heron, R. and O'Neill, P. (2013), 'Neither here nor there or always here and there? : Antipodean reflections on economic geography ', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol 3, no 2 , pp 179 - 199.
  • O'Neill, P. (2012), 'Editorial. Frameworks for the future', Geographical Research, vol 50, no 2 , pp 113 - 114.
  • McGuirk, P. and O'Neill, P. (2012), 'Critical geographies with the state : the problem of social vulnerability and the politics of engaged research', Antipode, vol 44, no 4 , pp 1374 - 1394.
  • O'Neill, P. (2011), 'Bringing Scholarship and Judgement into the Australian Population Debate', Geographical Research, vol 49, no 3 , pp 237 - 241.
  • O'Neill, P. (2011), 'Editorial:Celebrating 50 Volumes of Geographical Research', Geographical Research, vol 50, no 1 , pp 1 - 2.
  • O'Neill, P. (2010), 'Editorial', Geographical Research, vol 48, no 4 , pp 341 - 341.
  • O'Neill, P. (2010), 'Infrastructure financing and operation in the contemporary city', Geographical Research, vol 48, no 1 , pp 3 - 12.
  • O'Neill, P. (2009), 'Infrastructure Financing and Operation in the Contemporary City', Geographical Research, vol 48, no 1 , pp 3 - 12.
  • O'Neill, P. (2008), 'Role of theory in housing research : partial reflections of the work of Jim Kemeny', Housing, Theory and Society, vol 25, no 3 , pp 164 - 176.
  • Roberts, S., Wright, S. and O'Neill, P. (2007), 'Good governance in the Pacific? Ambivalence and possibility', Geoforum, vol 38, no 5 , pp 967 - 984.
  • O'Neill, P. and Fagan, B. (2006), 'Geographical Takes on Three Decades of Economic Reform in Australia', Geographical Research, vol 44, no 2 , pp 204 - 219.
  • O'Neill, P. and Mcguirk, B. (2005), 'Reterritorialisation of economies and institutions along the australian eastern seaboard', Space and Polity, vol 9 , pp 283 - 305.
  • O'Neill, P. and Argent, P. (2005), 'Neoliberalism in antipodean spaces and times: An introduction to the special theme issue', Geographical Research, vol 43, no 1 , pp 2 - 8.
  • O'Neill, P. and Moore, N. (2005), 'Real institutional responses to neoliberalism in Australia', Geographical Research, vol 43, no 1 , pp 19 - 28.
  • O'Neill, P. and Mcguirk, P. (2003), 'Reconfiguring the CBD: Work and Discourses of Design in Sydney's Office Space', Urban Studies: an international journal for research in urban and regional studies, vol 40, no 9 , pp 1751 - 1767.
  • O'Neill, P. (2003), 'Where is the corporation in the geographical world', Progress in Human Geography, vol 27 , pp 677 - 680.
  • O'Neill, P. and Mcguirk, P. (2002), 'Prosperity along Australia's Eastern Seaboard: Sydney and the geopolitics of urban and economic change', Australian Geographer, vol 33, no 3 , pp 241 - 261.
  • Mcguirk, P. and O'Neill, P. (2002), 'Planning a Prosperous Sydney: the challenges of planning urban development in the new urban context', Australian Geographer, vol 33, no 3 , pp 301 - 316.
  • O'Neill, P. (2001), 'Financial narratives of the modern corporation', Journal of Economic Geography, vol 1, no 2 , pp 181 - 199.

Other Publications

  • 2015, 'Work, Places and People in Western Sydney: Changing Suburban Labour Markets 2001-2014', Research Report
  • 2013, 'The Origins and Destinations of Produce Flows through Sydney Markets Limited Flemington Site', Research Report
  • 2012, 'Response to Sydney Over the Next 20 Years: A Discussion Paper', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Developing a Penrith Valley Economic Corridor: Report', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Building Arabic Businesses: Alternative Pathways to Employment Generation in Sydney's Auburn-Bankstown Corridor', Research Report
  • 2010, 'The Experience of Mortgage Distress in Western Sydney', Research Report
  • 2010, 'Sydney's Agricultural Lands: An Analysis', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Western Sydney Resident Journeys to Work in 2006', Research Report
  • 2008, 'North-West and West-Central Sydney Employment Strategies: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2008, 'Housing Affordability Literature Review and Affordable Housing Program Audit', Research Report

Research

Urban infrastructure

Regional labour markets

Urban food supply chains

State theory and practice

This information has been contributed by Professor O'Neill.

Current Projects

Title: Tracing modes of infrastructure financing and their effects on cities
Years: 2013-02-01 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00020802
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Australia's role in Global Financial and Production Networks
Years: 2016-05-31 - 2019-05-30
ID: P00022600
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Previous Projects

Title: The Development of North-West and West-Central Sydney Employment Strategies
Years: 2007-11-08 - 2008-08-31
ID: P0015956
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill, Peter Phibbs, Cristina Martinez-Fernandez and Eric Sidoti
Funding:
  • West Syd Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd
Title: An analysis of corporate power in the construction and operation of the city
Years: 2006-11-23 - 2007-11-22
ID: P0015334
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • The Open University
Title: Professorial Chair - Professor Phillip O'Neill
Years: 2006-09-20 - 2010-12-31
ID: P0015338
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Assessing data sources and indicators for monitoring urban development in new housing estates
Years: 2006-12-20 - 2008-01-03
ID: P0015430
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Enabling inter-agency data sharing to support the spatial analysis of social vulnerability in a transforming region [via Uni Newcastle]
Years: 2008-01-15 - 2010-12-31
ID: P0015458
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Identifying and explaining travel patterns in new housing estates
Years: 2007-06-06 - 2008-03-31
ID: P0015407
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill and Phillip Toner
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Growth Centres Commission
Title: Developing criteria to help solve Australia's urban infrastructure crisis
Years: 2010-04-01 - 2013-03-30
ID: P00016793
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Consultant to the Housing Affordability Literature Review Project
Years: 2008-06-05 - 2008-07-10
ID: P00016256
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill and Peter Phibbs
Funding:
  • Landcom
Title: Western Sydney Resident Journeys to Work in 2006
Years: 2008-06-01 - 2008-12-30
ID: P00016257
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill and X
Funding:
  • NSW Department of Planning
Title: Mortgage Distress Project, Household Survey Module
Years: 2008-06-30 - 2009-06-30
ID: P00016258
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill, Peter Phibbs, Gabrielle Gwyther and Fiona Allon
Funding:
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
Title: Sydney's Position as a Relational Financial Centre in the Asia-Pacific
Years: 2008-11-21 - 2009-11-20
ID: P00016437
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill and Donald Mcneill
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Analysis Report - Agricultural Lands in Sydney
Years: 2010-02-18 - 2010-04-16
ID: P00018672
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill, Sarah James and Borce Dimeski
Funding:
  • NSW Department of Planning
Title: Building Arabic Businesses: Alternative Pathways to Employment Generation in Sydney's West Central Sub-region
Years: 2010-06-09 - 2010-09-30
ID: P00019031
Western Researchers: Phillip O'Neill, Tong Wu and Felicity Wray
Funding:
  • Department of Industry Skills and Regional Development NSW

Supervision

Current Supervision

Title: Does Urban Form Influence Sustainable Behaviour?
Field of Research:
Title: Social Inclusion: Innovation in the Renewal of Older Housing Estates in Western Sydney.
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Does Urban Form Influence Sustainable Behaviour?
Field of Research: URBAN DESIGN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Thesis: <p> Does Urban Form Influence Sustainable Behaviour?</p>

Media

Title: Twitter
Description: Comments on urban and regional issues
Title: Columnist, Newcastle Herald
Description: Opinion pieces on urban and regional issues

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