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Personal profile


A qualified town and regional planner with a wide range of international experience and successful track record in the field including the academic, public, private and professional sectors.
Linda completed her Ph.D. in Planning at the University of Pretoria in June 2011. Both her Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees in town planning were completed at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she also lectured for a number of years. In 2000 Linda moved to the UK and took up the position of Strategy and Policy Officer at the Royal Town Planning Institute in London and later became the Institute’s web editor. She ran her own planning consultancy in Johannesburg focusing on urban policy and research and was an external senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Presently she lecturers and tutors at the University of Western Australia.

Roles and responsibilities


Future research

Regional Development
Lagging Regions

Previous positions

• Part-time Lecturer - School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia
• External Senior Lecturer (Part-time), Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, University of Pretoria
• Principal Planner - Town and Regional Planning Consultants cc. Johannesburg, South Africa
• Website and Information Services Manager - Royal Town Planning Institute London, United Kingdom
• Strategy and Policy Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute, London, United Kingdom
• Lecturer - Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of the Witwatersrand
• Senior Planner - Strategic Issues , Johannesburg City Planning Department

Teaching overview

Lecturer and course coordinator:
• Geographical and Planning Methods
Tutor for courses:
• Geographies of Global cities
• Geographies of Economic Development
• Globalisation, Environment and Development
• Social Geography and Planning


History of Human Settlements
Colonial Planning History
Migrant labour
Developing Areas

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Research Output 2012 2016

Investigating regional centres

Robson, L., 2016, WA ATAR Geography. Geographical Association of Western Australia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Strategic Military Colonisation: The Cape Eastern Frontier 1806 – 1872

Robson, L. & Oranje, M., 2012, In : Scientia Militaria. 40, 2, p. 46-71 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Public performances or exhibition

Geographical Association of Western Australia

Linda Robson (Speaker)
19 Aug 2017

Activity: Service and engagementPublic performances or exhibition