On Friday, UQ|UP’s Laurel Johnson will be conferred her PhD degree from The University of Queensland.
Heartfelt congratulations to Dr Johnson from the whole UQ|UP community.
Laurel is an urban and social planner with over 25 years of experience as a practitioner and an educator/researcher. As well as being a full-time academic at UQ|UP, Laurel manages her own planning consultancy service with government and non-government clients throughout Australia. Her practice, research and educator roles are complementary.
Laurel’s thesis is on the relationship between transport and social disadvantage. Her case study research in Brisbane finds that social disadvantage is compounded and extended by transport disadvantage. The thesis considers the contribution of individual and community social capital (positive and negative) to transport disadvantage.
Professors Neil Sipe and Jago Dodson supervised Laurel’s thesis.
Well done, Laurel!