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Professor Ian Burnley

BA (UNZ), MA(Hons) (Canberbury), PhD (Victoria University of Wellington)

Elected: 2010

Discipline: Geography

Specialisation: Human Geography, Population and Social Geography, Medical Geography, Population, Immigration, Urban Change, Health Inequalities


Professor IAN BURNLEY is Emeritus Professor (Geography) at the University of New South Wales and is attached to the Faculty of the Built Environment.

Professor Burnley specialises in population geography and demography, with particular reference to migration and cities.



Main Teaching, Research or Administrative Posts

  • Head, School of Geography, University of New South Wales (1998 – 2001)
  • President, New South Wales Geographical Society Inc (1998 – 2000)



Fellow, New South Walges Geographical Society


I H Burnley (2005), Generations, mobility and community: geographies of three generations of Greek and Italian ancestry in Sydney, in Geographical Research, Vol 43, No 4. Oxford: Elsevier

I H Burnley (2002), Evolution of Chinese settlement geographies in Sydney, Australia, in Urban Geography, Vol 3, No 4. USA

I H Burnley (2010), Submergence, persistence and identity: generations of German origin in the Barossa and Adelaide Hills, South Australia, in Geographical Research, November issue. Oxford: Elsevier

I H Burnley (2001), The Impact of Immigration on Australia – A Demographic Approach. Melbourne: Oxford University Press

Burnley, I H and Murphy, P A (2004), Sea Change: Migration from Metropolitan to Arcadian Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press

I H Burnley (2005), Immigration and housing in an emerging global city, in Urban Policy and Research. London: Taylor and Francis


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