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Mr Tim Perkins

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5730, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.357
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5730
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.357  


Mr Tim Perkins is a Senior Lecturer and the Student Mobility Coordinator in the School of Business and Law.

Current teaching

  • Foundations of Planning
  • Transport Planning
  • Planning Study Tour
  • Planning Project
  • Urban Movement and Analysis
  • Business Internship


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 and a M.Sc (Geographical Information Systems - GIS), both from the University of Edinburgh. Tim 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, 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 and also taught the environmental planning and environmental management units within that degree. Tim was invited to move to the Faculty of Business and Law to develop and coordinate the new planning degrees. Tim is currently Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator and is completing his Ph.D which focuses on travel behaviors within the Southern Suburban rail corridor in Perth.


  • Master of Science, Scotland.


Recent Research Grants

  • Factors Affecting Travel Behaviour Change,  Planning and Transport Research Centre,  PATREC - Grant,  2017,  $70,000.
  • Experiential Learning in Planning Education: Resources and Tools for Good Practice,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - Innovation and Development Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $317,566.
  • Assessment of the Brighton Dual Pipe and Water Management Scheme: Water Corporation PhD Scholarship,  Water Corporation,  Scholarship-Water Corp,  2009 - 2013,  $84,625.
  • Useability Index for the Swan Canning Riverpark,  Swan River Trust,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $60,000.
  • Development of traffic emission indices for traffic scenarios in Western Australia - A pilot study,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $14,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Rosier, J., Slade, C., Perkins, T., Baldwin, C., Coiacetto, E., Budge, T., Harwood, A., (2016), The benefits of embedding experiential learning in the education of planners. Planning Practice & Research, 31(5), 486-499, Oxon, UK, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2016.1229899.
  • Porter, L., Slade, C., Butt, A., Rosier, J., Perkins, T., Crookes, L., Inch, A., Slade, J., Bassa, F., Petzer, B., Winkler, T., Saija, L., Barry, J., (2015), Partnerships of learning for planning education. Planning Theory and Practice, 16(3), 409-434, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2015.1060688.
  • Marchioro, G., Ryan, M., Perkins, T., (2014), Implementing an interdisciplinary student centric approach to work-integrated learning. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 15(4), 359 - 368, New Zealand Association for Cooperatives Education.

Conference Publications

  • Slade, C., Rosier, J., Baldwin, C., Harwood, A., Coiacetto, E., Budge, T., Perkins, T., (2014), Enhancing experiential learning in planning education through an online toolkit of resources. The Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools 2014 Conference, Massey University, New Zealand, 45-52, New Zealand, Massey University.
  • Perkins, T., Crews, J., (2013), The ethical dilemmas of local government planners in Western Australia. SOAC Conference 2013, SOAC Conference Proceedings and Powerpoint Presentations, 10p, Perth, State of Australian Cities Network.
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