Matthew Tonts

Professor, BA E.Cowan, PhD Curtin

  • The University of Western Australia (M213), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1644 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
19962019

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Biography

Professor Matthew Tonts is Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.

A member of the University since 2001, Professor Tonts was formerly the Director of the Institute for Regional Development (2005-2010) and Head of the School of Earth and Environment (2010-2016). In 2017, he took up the position of Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of the newly formed Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.

Research

Professor Tonts' disciplinary background is in Geography, and has broad interests spanning regional development, rural communities, economic restructuring, and public policy. He continues to be active in research on matters related to rural economic and social adjustment, employment geographies and urban development.

Research expertise keywords

  • Economic geography
  • Human geography
  • Regional development and planning
  • Rural economic geography
  • Social geography
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban geography, urban planning, urban political economy
  • Western Australia

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Research Output

The neoliberal countryside

Tonts, M. & Horsley, J., 28 Jan 2019, The Routledge companion to rural planning. Scott, M., Gallent, N. & Gkartzios, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxon: Routledge, p. 114-124 11 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    The regulatory framework and minerals development in Vietnam: An assessment of challenges and reform

    Nguyen, N. B., Boruff, B. & Tonts, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 11, 18, 4861.

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    Open Access
  • Challenges in measuring the local and regional contributions of mining: Lessons from case studies in Rwanda, Zambia, and Ghana

    Horsley, J., Ahmad, S. & Tonts, M., 1 Jan 2018, Africa's Mineral Fortune: The Science and Politics of Mining and Sustainable Development. Ali, S. H., Sturman, K. & Collins, N. (eds.). USA: Routledge, p. 86-118 33 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

  • Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    Indicators of mining in development: A Q‐methodology investigation of two gold mines in Quang Nam province, Vietnam

    Nguyen, B. N., Boruff, B. & Tonts, M., 1 Aug 2018, In : Resources Policy. 57, p. 147-155 9 p.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

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