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Professor Ruth Fincher AM

BA (hons) (Melbourne), MA (McMaster), PhD (Clark)

Elected: 2002

Discipline: Geography

Specialisation: urban, ethnicity, gender, policy, institutions


Professor Ruth Fincher is Dean and Professor of Urban Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. Professor Fincher specialises in analysis of relations of ethnicity and gender in the urban built environment, focusing on the interaction between institutions and publics. She is currently exploring ways her social research can incorporate collaboration with urban designers. Other areas of expertise include:

  • place-making
  • inequality and locational disadvantage
  • urban governance


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