Associate Professor Martin Mulligan is a senior lecturer in Sustainability and Urban Planning and a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University.
Associate Professor Martin Mulligan has a background in ecological science and human geography. He teaches on topics related to sustainability, resilience, governance, Social Impact Assessment, and community engagement. He has published extensively on the seductive appeal of 'community' in an insecure world and his current research is focusing on resilience thinking and 'decentred governance' of complex socio-ecological challenges. He completed a major study on social recovery from the 2004 tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka and he has maintained research relationships with a people and organisations in Sri Lanka.
Associate Professor Mulligan teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the Sustainability and Urban Planning program within the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbouirne. He is also a senior researcher in RMIT's Centre for Urban Research where he participates in research related to resilience thinking and decentred urban governance.
- PhD, RMIT University
- B.Sc. Hons, University of Sydney
Martin has conducted research for AusAID, the Australia Council for the Arts, VicHealth, Regional Arts Victoria, and the Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka. He is an associate of the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre at the University of Colombo, Sir Lanka.
- Rickards, L.,Mulligan, M.,Steele, W. (2019). The resonance and possibilities of community resilience In: The Resilience Machine, Routledge, New York, United States
- Mulligan, M.,Rogers, P. (2018). Looking at emergent and multi-scale governance through the lens of community formation In: Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, 6, 145 - 162
- Mulligan, M. (2018). Rethinking the meaning of 'community' in community-based disaster management In: Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom
- Mulligan, M. (2018). From short-term relief to the revival of community in post-tsunami Sri Lanka In: Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom
- Mulligan, M. (2018). On the need for a nuanced understanding of "community" in heritage policy and practice In: The Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice, Oxford Handbooks, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Vahanvati, M.,Mulligan, M. (2017). A new model for effective post-disaster housing reconstruction: Lessons from Gujarat and Bihar in India In: International Journal of Project Management, 35, 802 - 817
- Mulligan, M.,Steele, W.,Rickards, L.,Fuenfgeld, H. (2016). Keywords in planning: what do we mean by 'community resilience'? In: International Planning Studies, 21, 348 - 361
- Mulligan, M. (2015). On ambivalence and hope in the restless search for community: How to work with the idea of community in the global age In: Sociology, 49, 340 - 355
- Mulligan, M. (2015). Ways of thinking about community formation in the flux of urban life In: Searching for Community: Melbourne to Delhi, Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
- Nadarajah, Y.,Mulligan, M.,Singh, S.,Chamberlain, C. (2015). Introduction In: Searching for Community: Melbourne to Delhi, Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
- Towards an integrated evaluation framework for intrinsic and instrumental benefits of community-based arts. Administered by The University of Melbourne. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects via other University pre-2014 from (2010 to 2013)
- Indigenous Cultural Festivals: Evaluating Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing. Funded by: Telstra Foundation Community Development Fund from (2007 to 2009)
- Rebuilding Sustainable Communities: Assessing Post-Tsunami Resettlement Projects in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India.. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2007 Round 1 from (2007 to 2009)
- Responding to the Impacts of Globalisation on Social Connectedness in Victorian Communities. Funded by: VicHealth - Competitive from (2003 to 2004)
Note: Supervision projects since 2004
7 PhD Completions
Environmental and community sustainability.