Jennifer Bonham

Dr Jennifer Bonham

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


Jennifer Bonham has a background in human geography specializing in urbanization and cultural practices of travel. Currently, her undergraduate teaching focuses on urban processes while her postgraduate teaching focuses on urban mobility and active travel. Jennifer's research draws on post-structuralist and feminist theoretical frameworks as it explores the complex relationship between bodies, spaces, practices and meanings of travel. Her current research focuses on cycling and the formation of cycling subjects. Jennifer's work is informed by a concern for equitable and ecologically sustainable cities. She is a member of the Australian Walking and Cycling Conference reference group, a current member of the editorial board of the journal Transfers and leads the Urban Mobilities research group within the Centre for Housing and Urban and Regional Planning.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Responses to Dock-less Bicycle and Scooter Sharing Programs in Australian Cities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Justin-Free McCulloch
    2017 Co-Supervisor Australian Emigrants in Asia: Transnationalism and Diaspora Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Madeleine Rose Morey
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Janus-Faced Mothering and a Cruel Story of Blame: The Representations and Lived Effects of Mothering an Autistic Child Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Karen Jane Williams
    2010 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Tenuous Guests: Couch Surfing Through Homelessness in the Lives of Australian Youth Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Pauline McLoughlin
    2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The Transnational Migration Strategies of Chinese and Indian Students in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr George Tan
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Janus-Faced Mothering and a Cruel Story of Blame: The Representations and Lived Effects of Mothering an Autistic Child University of Adelaide PhD Doctorate Full Time Karen Williams
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - 2016 Member AITPM Innovations Project: Active Travel Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2011 - ongoing Board Member Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies Netherlands
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134655
  • Email: jennifer.bonham@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3772
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor G
  • Room: G 24
  • Org Unit: Geography, Environment and Population

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