Jago Dodson was appointed Professor of Urban Policy and Director of the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University in 2014.
Professor Jago Dodson has an extensive record of research into housing, transport, urban planning, urban policy, governance, infrastructure, energy, and spatial labour market questions.
Jago's research record includes more than 100 publications including two authored books, two edited collections, plus conference and journal papers. He has been awarded research funding from major scientific bodies including the ARC Discovery, Linkage and LIEF schemes, AHURI and the EU H2020 scheme.
Jago has led major concentrations of urban research in Australian universities, including Director of the Urban Research Program, Griffith University (2011-2014), and Director of the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University (2014 onwards).
Among various external roles, Jago has served as convener of the Australasian Cities Research Network (2012-2016) and was coordinating editor for the Australian Academy of Science Decadal Plan for Urban Systems Transformation (2019). He convened the 2017 Australasian Housing Researchers Conference and co-convened the 2021 National Conference on the State of Australian Cities. He has served as an assessor to the Australian Research Council, NZ Endeavour program, UK ERC and the US National Science Foundation.
Jago has collaborated with international agencies including UN Habitat, the OECD and Cities Alliance on the development of urban policies across the globe. He has contributed extensively to scholarly, policy and public debates on urban problems in Australia and internationally, with more than 300 instances of media reportage.
Jago welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD scholars on topics relevant to his expertise.
Jago is the Director of RMIT's Centre for Urban Research. In this role he manages and participates in the vibrant scholarly life of this rapidly growing group of highly engaged and productive scholars.
- 2002 – Doctor of Philosophy (Urban Policy and Planning), University of Melbourne
- 1995 – Master of Regional and Resource Planning with Distinction, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
- 1993 – Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
- 2015 – Member, Ministerial Advisory Roundtable, Minister for Planning, Victoria, Australia
- 2015 – Peer Reviewer, Excellence in Research Australia 2015 Assessment Exercise, Australian Research Council.
- 2015 – International Assessment Panellist, National Research Grants Scheme, New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Environment
- 2013-2014 – Member, Expert Group Meeting on National Urban Policies, UN Habitat Program
- 2011-2013 – Chair, Social and Population Data Expert Group, Australian Urban Infrastructure Research Network, University of Melbourne and Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research, Australia
- 2011-2013 – Member, Technical Committee, Australian Urban Infrastructure Research Network, University of Melbourne and Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research, Australia
- 2012 – Expert Advisor, Urban Transport Review Group, Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Queensland, Australia
- 2011-2012 – Member, Gold Coast Transport Strategy Steering Committee, Gold Coast City Council, Australia
- 2011 – Expert Advisor, National Urban Policy Workshop, Major Cities Unit, Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Australia
- 2010-2011 – Member, Academic Strategic Transport Research Alliance, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland, Australia
- 2011 – Expert Advisor, State of Environment Report Cities Working Group, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
- 2010 – Consultant, Working Group on National Climate Change Principles for Planning Systems, Council of Australian Governments
- 2009 – Consultant, Working Group on National Principles for Planning Systems, Council of Australian Governments
- 2006-2010 – Member, Griffith University Node, Centre for Governance and Management of Urban Transport, University of Melbourne
- Denham, T.,Hamilton, C.,Kellett, J.,Maginn, P.,Martinus, K.,Dodson, J. (2023). Project Assessment for Local Government Advocacy In: Urban Policy and Research, 41, 224 - 237
- Denham, T.,Dodson, J. (2022). Evaluation of National Urban Policy Programme 2014-2021 In: UN-Habitat Nairobi, Kenya
- Li, T.,Dodson, J. (2022). In press - Worker intra-urban residential migration and spatial labour market change in Melbourne's functional economic regions In: Population, Space and Place, , 1 - 13
- Li, T.,Denham, T.,Dodson, J.,Vij, A. (2022). The economic dynamics and population change of Australia’s regional cities In: AHURI Final Report, , 1 - 142
- Beer, A.,Crommelin, L.,Vij, A.,Dodson, J.,Duhr, S.,Pinnegar, S. (2022). Growing Australia’s smaller cities to better manage population growth In: AHURI Final Report, , 1 - 84
- Li, T.,Jahed Shiran, S.,Dodson, J. (2021). Metropolitan migration and spatial housing markets: A geographical study in Melbourne In: Applied Geography, 129, 1 - 11
- Li, T.,Dodson, J.,Goldie, X. (2021). Urban structure, commuting burden, and employment status of labour forces in an Australian city In: Journal of Transport Geography, 93, 1 - 14
- Gurran, N.,Hulse, K.,Dodson, J.,Pill, M.,Dowling, R.,Reynolds, M.,Maalsen, S. (2021). Urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply in Australian cities and regions In: AHURI Final Report, , 1 - 76
- Dodson, J.,Curtis, C.,Ashmore, D.,Woodcock, I.,Kovacs, S. (2021). Innovative responses to urban transportation: current practice in Australian cities In: AHURI Final Report Series, , 1 - 131
- Dodson, J.,Li, T.,Taylor, E.,Goldie, X. (2020). A Commuting burden and housing affordability for low-income renters In: AHURI Final Report, 246, 1 - 65
- Integrating housing policy, settlement planning, and disaster prevention, preparedness and response (23/PRO/53331). Funded by: Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) - Competitive from (2023 to 2024)
- Disruption in regional housing: Policy responses for more resilient markets. Funded by: Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) - Competitive from (2023 to 2024)
- Housing policy and disasters: better co-ordinating actors, responses and data - 23/PRO/71330 (Administered by UNSW). Funded by: Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) - Competitive from (2023 to 2025)
- The Green Australian Vehicle Ownership (GreenAVO) Capability for AURIN (Administered by University of Queensland). Funded by: Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) Grant from (2022 to 2023)
- Towards an Australian Housing and Homelessness Strategy: understanding national approaches in contemporary policy (administered by UNSW). Funded by: Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) - Competitive from (2022 to 2023)
2 PhD Current Supervisions7 PhD Completions