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Mr Tim Perkins is the Program Director in the Centre for Planning in the Faculty of Business and Law.
Tim gained his MA (Hons) Geography at the University of Aberdeen in 1983. This was followed by a Graduate Diploma in Urban Design and Regional Planning in 1985 and a M.Sc (Geographical Information Systems - GIS) in 1986, both from the University of Edinburgh. Tim started his working life in 1986, and was employed by the Scottish Agricultural College to investigate the socio-economic and environmental outcomes of the Breadalbane Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA). He was subsequently invited to teach units in rural planning and GIS as well as develop a B.Sc in Rural Resource Management.
Following a six-month sabbatical at the Muresk Institute of Agriculture, Curtin University in 1996, Tim was offered a lecturing position at the University of Wollongong to teach units on rural geography and environmental management. In 1999, Tim began at ECU in the School of Natural Sciences teaching the GIS units. He was appointed as Course Coordinator of the Environmental Management degree in 2003 and also taught the environmental planning and environmental management units within that degree. In 2006 Tim was invited to move to the Faculty of Business and Law to develop and coordinate the new planning degrees. Tim is currently Program Director within the Centre for Planning and is completing his Ph.D which focuses on travel behaviors within the Southern Suburban rail corridor in Perth.