Professor Phillip O'Neill

 

Biography


Phillip O’Neill has been the Foundation Director of the Urban Research Centre since September 2006. Prior to this appointment he was Head of the Discipline of Geography and Environmental Science, and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at The University of Newcastle.

Phillip completed all his degrees at Macquarie University including his BA (Hons 1) Dip Ed, MA (Hons) and PhD.

Phillip has held research visitor fellowships at Bristol University (1994), the University of Massachusetts (1998-9) and the National University of Singapore (2003). He will take an appointment as Research Fellow at Oxford University for the second half of 2010.

Phillip is currently Editor-in-Chief of Geographical Research (Wiley-Blackwell) and a member of the editorial boards of a number of key international journals: Progress in Human Geography, Environment and Planning A, Journal of Economic Geography, Human Geography and the on-line journal Compass.

Phillip is a prominent national commentator on urban and economic issues. He writes a regular opinion columns for the Newcastle Herald, the Fairfax Community Newspapers in Sydney, and for Business Spectator.

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Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise


Economic geography; urban geography; large urban infrastructure; regional economic development; regional labour markets; spatial data analysis

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Grants/Current Projects


Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant: Spatial data applications for human services delivery, with Professor Pauline McGuirk (University of Newcastle) and others, in partnership with NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant: Understanding Sydney's changing role as a global city in the Australian urban and regional network, 2005-6, with Professor Pauline McGuirk (University of Newcastle) and Professors Dick Bryan and Frank Stilwell (University of Sydney).

Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant: Spatial incidence of families and children at risk, 2003-6, with Professor Pauline McGuirk (University of Newcastle) and others, in partnership with NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

North-West and West-Central Sydney Employment Strategies, a study of pathways for jobs creation in Western Sydney over the next 25 years, 2008, for the NSW Department of Planning and the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).

Mortgage Distress Study, a study of the incidence of mortgage distress among as households, funded by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Awards and Recognition


Fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers

Convenor Institute of Australian Geographers Economic Geography Sydney Group (1995-current)

Councillor of the Institute of Australian Geographers (2001-2007; 2009-current)

Editor-in-Chief, Geographical Research (Wiley-Blackwell) (2009-current)

Member, Keep Australia Working Committee (Canterbury-Bankstown and South West Sydney region) (2009-current)

Member, Greater Sydney Regional Development Australia Committee (2009-current)

Member NSW Board of Secondary Education (1988-9)

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Publications



Refereed Book Chapters

McGuirk, P.M. & O’Neill, P.M., 2009, Using questionnaires in qualitative human geography, in Hay, I., ed., Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2nd edition

O’Neill, P.M., 2009, Infrastructure investment and the management of risk, in Clark, G.L., Dixon,, A.D. & Monk, A.H.B., eds, Managing Financial Risks: From Global To Local, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 163-188

O’Neill, P.M., 2009, Economic geography: Privatization, International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Elsevier, London

O’Neill, P.M., 2009, Economic geography: Enterprise discourse, International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Elsevier, London.

O’Neill, P.M., 2007, A public language for analysing the corporation, in Tickell, A., Sheppard, E., Peck, J. & Barnes, T., eds, Politics and Practice in Economic Geography, Sage, London, 119-130.

O'Neill, P.M., 2006, The corporation, shareholder value added, and the power of financial management narratives, in Taylor, M. & Oinas, P., eds, Understanding the Firm: Spatial and Organizational Dimensions, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 117-146.

O’Neill P.M., 2004, Institutional behaviours and the prospects of new regionalism, in Rainnie, A. (ed.), The ‘New Regionalism’ in Australia: Models of Work, Organisation and Governance, Ashgate, Aldershot, 49-68.

J.K. Gibson-Graham & O’Neill, P.M., 2001, Exploring a new class politics of the enterprise, Gibson-Graham, J.K., Resnick, S. & Wolff, R., eds, Re/Presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Marxism, Duke Uni. Press: London, 56-80.

O’Neill, P.M., 1997, Bringing the qualitative state into economic geography, in R. Lee & J. Wills, eds, Geographies of Economies, Edward Arnold, London, 290-301


Refereed Journal Articles


O’Neill, P.M., 2010, Infrastructure financing and operation in the contemporary urban economy, Geographical Research, vol. 48 (in press)

O’Neill, P.M., 2008 , The role of theory in housing research: partial reflections of the work of Jim Kemeny, Housing, Theory and Society, 25, 164-176.

Roberts, S.M., Wright, S. & O’Neill, P.M., 2007, Good governance in the Pacific: Ambivalence and possibility, Geoforum, 38, 967-984.

O’Neill, P.M., Fagan, B, 2006, Geographical takes on three decades of economic reform in Australia, Geographical Research, 44, 2, 204-219.

O’Neill, P.M. & McGuirk, P.M., 2006, Reterritorialisation of economies and institutions along the Australian eastern seaboard, Space and Polity, 9, 283-305.

O'Neill, P.M. & Moore, N.M., 2005, Real institutional responses to neoliberalism, Geographical Research, 43, 1, 19-28.

O'Neill, P. M. & Argent, N., 2005, Neoliberalism in Antipodean Spaces and Times, Geographical Research, 43, 2-8.

O'Neill, P. M. 2004, Writing Geography to be Read, Australian Geographical Studies, 42, 3, 416-418

O'Neill, P. M. 2004, Introduction to symposium, Death Sentence: the Decay of Public Language, Australian Geographical Studies, 42, 3, 404-406

O’Neill, P.M. & McGuirk, P.M. 2003, Reconfiguring the CBD: work and discourses of design in Sydney, Urban Studies, 39, 1751-1767.

O’Neill, P.M., 2001, Financial narratives of the modern corporation, Journal of Economic Geography, 111-129.

O’Neill, P.M. & Whatmore, S., 2000, The business of place: networks of property, partnership and produce, Geoforum, 31, 121-136.

O’Neill, P.M. & Gibson-Graham J.K., 1999, Enterprise discourse and executive talk: stories that destabilize the company, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 24, 11-22.

O’Neill, P.M., 1996, In what sense a region's problem? The place of redistribution in Australia's internationalisation strategy, Regional Studies, 30, 405-415.


Reports


O'Neill, P.M. et al. 2010, Sydney's Agricultural Lands: An Analysis, Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, ISBN 9780980824124

O'Neill, P.M. et al. 2010, The Experience of Mortgage Distress in Western Sydney, Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, ISBN 97809808241117    

O’Neill, P.M. et al. 2008, North-West and West-Central Sydney Employment Strategies, Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, ISBN 9780646505985

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