Ms Stephanie Wyeth

Snr Lecturer- Planner in Residence

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 53880


I am Professional Planner in Residence / Senior Lecturer in urban planning (appointed in January 2019). As a practicing urban and social planner, my interest is in ensuring city-makers and community builders (government, industry and community) have the knowledge and capabilities to plan and design a better future for our cities, towns and communities. In this two-year position I am seeking to build and strengthen understanding and links between academia, students, industry, the professions and community through a range of teaching, research and engagement activities.

I have significant industry and leadership experience, prior to joining The University of Queensland I held a senior position with a national multidisciplinary property, planning and design firm responsibile of the social planning and engagement offer in Queensland. I am a non-Executive Director for South Bank Corporation Board, overseeing the planning, management and operation of Queensland's premier lifestyle, community and cultural precinct. I am an active member of the Planning Institute of Australia, and sit on the Queensland Women in Planning Network.

Teaching Responsibilities

The University of Queensland

  • The Planning Challenge (PLAN1000) - Lecturer / Course Coordinator
  • Foundational Ideas in Planning (PLAN1100) - Lecturer / Course Coordinator
  • Citymaking: Theory and Practice ( PLAN4001 / PLAN7120 ) - Co-lecturer and Course Coordinator
  • Advanced Planning Practice (PLAN4100) - Lecturer / Course Coordinator
  • Professional Planning Practicum (PLAN4130 PLAN7130) - Lecturer, Placement and Course Coordinator
  • Various guest lectures providing insights on planning practice
  • Student supervision for Honours and research projects

Consultancy Projects

2019 - 2021 Logan City Council - Economic Development Vision & Strategy

Research consortium with SGS Economics and Planning Pty Ltd, Griffith Business School - Policy Innovation Hub, and UQ Planning

Co-lead with Dr Laurel Johnson, Honorary Lecturer UQ Planning - design and delivery of strategy co-design process.

Research Interests

  • Urban Research, Strategic Planning and Planning Practice
  • Planning Practice, Gender and Cities
  • Planning for Climate Resilience / Practice and Community-led Approaches
  • Placemaking for Impact / Strategic Interventions in Place
  • Housing Policy, Planning and Practice / Inclusive Planning and Design
  • Inclusive Planning and Design / Children, Young People and Women

Research Impacts

Planner in Residence Program

Established in 2016, the Planner in Residence Program is a fully-funded initiative of The University of Queensland’s urban and regional planning program and supports the University’s strategic focus on graduate employability. Now in its fourth year, the Planner in Residence Program is continuing to build its reach, momentum and impact and deliver opportunities for the next generation of planning professionals. As a ‘rolling’ short-term position universities benefit by being able to appoint planning practitioners based on the contemporary planning issues of the day; and practitioners benefit by forming relationships with leaders in urban research, and a deeper understanding of urban research agendas. Activities include:

  • Coursework – review and redesign of learning materials to ensure students are immersed in industry relevant case-studies and field work;
  • Coordination of industry engagement activities and research opportunities including guest speakers, events and connections to industry organisations;
  • Delivery of the planning practicum for final year students – assisting the placement of students in paid/unpaid internships, liaising with industry partners to ensure students are ‘placement ready’;
  • Secretariat for Planning Education Advisory Board;
  • Leveraging professional networks and insights to provide strategic advice on future competency and capability requirements for student planners; and,
  • Provision of professional advice to the University’s corporate programs including Work Integrated Learning, Property and Facility Planning, Innovation and Placemaking research agendas.

Research and Engagement

Over the last 12 months, I have been co-lead on a number research and engagement initiatives including UQ Placemaking Summit - Climate Change, UQ Placemaking Summit - Future Suburbs, Australia New Zealand Association of Planning Schools (ANZAPS) National Conference, as well as a proposal for Global Cities research agenda for the University.

UQ Planning Education Advisory Board

Secretariart for the refreshed Planning Education Advisory Board commencing in 2020. Chaired by Mr Paul Low (KPMG) and UQ Alumni, the Advisory Board shares advice and insights from a diverse range of industry leaders to inform the undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities at UQ.


  • Bachelor Regional & Town Planing, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • details are as follows:

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Book Chapter

  • Wyeth, Stephanie and Johnson, Laurel (2021). Communicating urban research. Methods in Urban Analysis. (pp. 191-205) edited by Scott Baum. Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-1677-8_11

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • details are as follows: