Reginald Appleyard

Emeritus Professor, BA W.Aust., MA PhD Duke, FASSA

  • The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Reginald Appleyard is Emeritus Professor of Economic History and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UWA Business School, the University of Western Australia. Born and educated in Western Australia, he did graduate studies in economics (M.A., PhD) at Duke University, North Carolina. From 1957 to 1967 he held academic appointments at the Australian National University, Canberra, before appointment to the Foundation Chair of Economic History at UWA, a position he held until his retirement in 1992.

Author/Editor of many books and over 100 articles and reports, his main field of study is economic demography, and his specialty is international migration. He coordinated a UNFPA-funded project on Emigration Dynamics in Developing Countries (4 volumes), and from 1992 to 2002 was editor of International Migration (Geneva).

Publications relating to Western Australia include The Beginning (with Toby Manford) (1979), Western Australia into the Twenty First Century (1991) and Greek Pioneers in Western Australia (with John N. Yiannakis) (2002). He recently completed a history of Trayning Shire (with Don Couper) and is bringing to conclusion a 40-year longitudinal study on the settlement of Greek women in Australia.

Funding overview

Australian Research Grants Committee
Australian Department of Immigration
Australian Education Research and Development Committee
Reserve Bank of Australia
Inter-Governmental Committee for European Migration
Myer Foundation
Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, Australian Government

Previous positions

The University of Western Australia, Perth
1993-Present, Emeritus Professor
1992-1993, Acting Director, Graduate School of Management
1987-1992, Director, Centre for Migration and Development Studies
1967-1992, Professor of Economic History

International Organization for Migration, Geneva
1991-2001, Editor, International Migration, a refereed quarterly journal published by Blackwell, Oxford

Australian National University, Canberra
1965-1967, Senior Fellow in Demography
1962-1964, Fellow in Demography
1958-1962, Research Fellow in Demography


Australian migration history
Economic demography
Western Australian economic history
History of Trayning Shire
Longitudinal study on settlement of Greek Females in Australia, 1964-2006

Research expertise keywords

  • Australian migration history
  • Economic demography
  • Western Australian economic history


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