Dr David Wadley

Honorary Senior Lecturer

School of the Environment
Faculty of Science


Dr David Wadley's research interests are in: Philosophy of Planning and Development, Industrial and Retail Planning, Economic Geography and Futurology.

David Wadley received his PhD from the Australian National University in 1975.

His current research projects are in the fields of:

  • Visual Impact Assessment in Planning
  • Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity in Retail Planning
  • Trust in Business
  • Social and Work Experience in the Future


  • Masters (Coursework), The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework) of Business Administration, The University of Queensland
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Arts, University of Sydney


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Book Chapter

  • Liu, Yan, Wadley, David and Corcoran, Jonathan (2017). Spatial typology of the private rental housing market at neighbourhood scale: the case of South East Queensland, Australia. Applied spatial modelling and planning. (pp. 91-106) edited by John R. Lombard, Eliahu Stern and Graham Clarke. Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315683621-15

  • Wadley, David A. and Gordon, Toby S. (2012). Australia/New Zealand/Pacific and transnational organisations. 21st century geography: A reference book. (pp. 647-662) edited by Joseph P. Stoltman. Washington DC, United States: Sage Publications.

  • Gordon, Toby S. and Wadley, David A. (2012). Australia/New Zealand/Pacific and transnational organizations. 21st century geography: a reference handbook. (pp. 647-663) edited by Joseph Stoltman. Washington DC, United States: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781412995986.n58

  • Roberts, B. and Wadley, D. A. (2001). Introducing sustainable industry. Planning for Sustainable Industry. (pp. 1-7) edited by B.H. Roberts and D.A. Wadley. Brisbane: Royal Australian Planning Institute.

  • Wadley, D. A. (2001). Sustainable industry: Alternative viewpoints. Planning for Sustainable Industry. (pp. 8-16) edited by B. Roberts and D. Wadley. Brisbane: Royal Australian Planning Institute.

  • Wadley, David A. and Jackson, D.G. (1997). Australia. Asia Pacific business guide, 1997. (pp. 13-29) edited by David G Jackson and Colliers Jardine.. Sydney , Australia: Mc Graw Hill.

  • Wadley, David A. (1987). Industrial development. Australians, a guide to sources. (pp. 290-297) edited by Dietrich Hans Borchardt and Victor Crittenden. Broadway, NSW, Australia: Fairfax, Syme and Weldon Associates.

  • Wadley, David A. (1987). Planning for business development in the urban transition zone. Industrial change in advanced economies. (pp. 292-307) edited by F.E.I. Hamilton. London: Croom Helm. doi: 10.4324/9781351241656

  • Wadley, David (1987). Submission to the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Industry and Trade. Commonwealth of Australia Senate: Official Hansard Report. Reference: Certain aspects of Australia's manufacturing industry revitalisation. Chairman, Senator Childs. (pp. 1241-1280) Canberra, ACT, Australia: Commonwealth Government Printer.

  • Wadley, David (1986). Industrial systems. Queensland: A Geographical Interpretation. (pp. 229-247) edited by J. H. Holmes. Spring Hill, QLD, Australia: Boolarong Press.

  • Wadley, David A. and Bentley, L. (1981). Industrial restructuring and metropolitan planning: case history of Melbourne. Structural Change in Australia: Some Spatial and Organisational Responses. (pp. 237-272) edited by Godfrey J. R. Linge and John S. McKay. Canberra, ACT, Australia: Department of Human Geography, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.

  • Wadley, David A. (1979). Enterprises in trouble: the geography of wholesaling in the Australian agricultural machinery industry, 1967-72. Industrial Systems. (pp. 187-211) edited by Frederick E. Ian Hamilton and G. J. R. Linge. Chichester: Wiley.

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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