Guy Robinson

Guy Robinson

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Guy Robinson is a human geographer with over 40 years experience of teaching and researching in universities in Australia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand. He has published eight books and over 200 papers in journals/book chapters and participated in numerous research projects. He holds degrees from the Universities of London and Oxford and has held positions at the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, Kingston London and South Australia as well as being an official visitor at 14 different institutions. He joined the University of Adelaide as an Adjunct in June 2015. He has edited the international journal, Land Use Policy, for nine years.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - ongoing Adjunct Professor University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2014 Director University of South Australia
    2010 - 2014 Director University of South Australia
    2008 - 2015 Director University of South Australia
    1994 - 2008 Professor Kingston University London
    1979 - 1994 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer University of Edinburgh
    1977 - 1978 Met Observer/Demonstrator University of Oxford
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read, write and understand spoken
    Spanish; Castilian Can read
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1973 - 1977 University of Oxford United Kingdom DPhil (Oxon)
    1970 - 1973 University of London UK BSc (London)
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Exploring the impacts of ecological disasters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Obumneke Bob Muoneke
    2024 Co-Supervisor Planning for carbon reduction: how to support households to make greener food choices in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Virginie Anne Ducruc
    2023 Co-Supervisor The rationales and prospects for, and impediments to, the extension of Permaculture as a repopulation and revegetation strategy in regional and rural Australia Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Greg Mark Shepherd
    2022 Co-Supervisor Rural land consolidation and migration in the processes of urban-rural integration and rural revitalization in China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhongqi Feng
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2022 Co-Supervisor The changing water quality of New Zealand’s lakes in response to anthropogenic activities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Julia Elizabeth Short
    2020 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Roles and Opportunities for Multifunctional Agriculture in China and South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Bingjie Song
    2016 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Who is Best Placed to Make What Decisions? Multilevel Governance and Adaptation to Climate Change – Some Observations from South Australia. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Barry Garth Lincoln
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Corporate Social Responsibility in the Australian mining industry University of South Australia - Doctorate Full Time Anne Fordham
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Geographical Research Institute of Australian Geographers Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2007 - ongoing Editor Land Use Policy Netherlands

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