Director of the Australian Urban research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne.
Emeritus Professor in Geographical Sciences and Planning, The University of Queensland.
Robert J. (Bob) Stimson is an analytical human geographer and regional scientist.
He has been conducting spatial research in a number of universities in Australia for 49 years.
Bob is a former President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), the Western Regional Science Association (US), and the Australia and New Zealand Section of RSAI. He is the immediate Past-President of the IGU Applied Geography Commission and a continuing Member of the Commission. Bob is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of RSAI, and a former Fulbright Senior Scholar. He is a Life Member of the Australia and New Zealand Section of RSAI. He is a recipient of the JP Thomson Medal awarded by the Royal Geographical Society (Queensland), the Kohno Award for Outstanding Service to the Regional Science Association International, and the Australia and New Zealand Section RSAI Distinguished Service Award.
Bob is an author of 49 books and monographs and more than 400 book chapters, journal articles and scientific papers.
Bob’s substantial research expertise and experience spans numerous fields in which he has published including regional economic development, urban and regional planning, human spatial behaviour, locational analysis, housing studies and housing policy including seniors housing, urban quality of life, spatial decision support systems, and survey research methods.
Bob has undertaken consulting and research for various federal, state and local government agencies across Australia and for AusAid and the World Bank. I 1090-91 he was the Director of The Brisbane Plan which formulated a comprehensive strategy for the development, planning and management of the city up to 2011.
Between 2004 and 2009 Bob was the Convenor of the ARC Research Network in Spatially Integrated Social Science (ARCRNSISS).
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The Australia urban research gateway
Richard O Sinnott, Christopher Bayliss, Andrew Bromage, Gerson Galang, Guido Grazioli, Philip Greenwood, Angus Macaulay, Luca Morandini, Ghazal Nogoorani, Marcos Nino-Ruiz, Martin Tomko, Christopher Pettit, Muhammad Sarwar, Robert Stimson, William Voorsluys, Ivo Widjaja
Journal article | 2015 | Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
Enabling SDMX-based Retrieval and Spatio-statistical Analysis of National Census and Related Datasets
Jane Hunter, Imran Azeezullah, Nigel Ward, Ross Barker, Tung-Kai Shyy, Chris Beer, Stuart Girvan, Alister Nairn, Merry Branson, Robert Stimson, James Dentrinos, Gerson Galang, Stewart Wallace, Chris Pettit
Conference Proceedings | 2015 | 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on e-Science
The Urban Research Gateway for Australia: Development of a Federated, Multi-disciplinary Research e-Infrastructure
RO Sinnott, C Bayliss, AJ Bromage, GC Galang, G Grazioli, PA Greenwood, A Macauley, D Mannix, LF Morandini, M Nino-Ruiz, CJ Pettit, M Tomko, M Sarwar, RJ Stimson, WV Voorsluys, I Widjaja
Conference Proceedings | 2013 | Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Science Gateways
The design of a flexible web-based analytical platform for urban research
M Tomko, P Greenwood, M Sarwar, L Morandini, R Stimson, C Bayliss, G Galang, M Nino-Ruiz, W Voorsluys, I Widjaja, G Koetsier, D Mannix, C Pettit, R Sinnott
Conference Proceedings | 2012 | Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
A Data-driven Urban Research Environment for Australia
Richard O Sinnott, Christopher Bayliss, Gerson Galang, Phillip Greenwood, George Koetsier, Damien Mannix, Luca Morandini, Marcos Nino-Ruiz, Chris Pettit, Martin Tomko, Muhammed Sarwar, Robert Stimson, William Voorsluys, Ivo Widjaja
Conference Proceedings | 2012 | E-Science 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on eScience
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FASSA - Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Flinders University of South Australia
BACHELOR OF LETTERS
University of New England
BACHELOR OF ARTS
University of New England