Matthew Tonts

Professor, BA E.Cowan, PhD Curtin

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1310 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
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Personal profile

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.

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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Projects 2002 2020

Research Output 2001 2018

1 Citations
Open Access
Gold mines
social impact
economic impact
gold
Vietnam
1 Citations

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gold mine
gold
Vietnam
methodology
commune
3 Citations

Sustainable rural economies, evolutionary dynamics and regional policy

Plummer, P., Tonts, M. & Argent, N., Jan 2018, In : Applied Geography. 90, p. 308-320 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations

The global commodities boom and the reshaping of regional economies: the Australian experience

Ellem, B. & Tonts, M., 2018, In : Australian Geographer. 49, 3, p. 383-395 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

regional economy
commodity
political discourse
iron ore
unemployment

‘Global restructuring’ two decades on: Australia’s relational economy in the twenty-first century

Martinus, K., Sigler, T. J., O’Neill, P. & Tonts, M., 3 Jul 2018, In : Australian Geographer. 49, 3, p. 341-348 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

twenty first century
twenty-first century
economic geography
restructuring
economy