Emeritus Professor Harvey Charles Perkins
MA (Otago), PhD (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Dip Arts (Otago), Dip Tch (Dunedin)
Harvey has had a varied career in teaching, public service, management, consultancy and academia in NZ, the US and the UK.
- Adjunct Professor of Human Geography, Lincoln University, New Zealand
- Adjunct Professor of Geography, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Research Affiliate, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago, New Zealand
- Fellow, New Zealand Geographical Society
Areas of expertise
Urban and rural transformation
Harvey is a geographer and conducts research of interest to human geographers, sociologists, planners and property personnel. This research focuses on elements of urban, peri-urban and rural social, economic and environmental change.
- Immediate Past President, New Zealand Geographical Society
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rural Studies and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
- Member of engaged Social Science
Recently completed activities:
- Founding member of the joint University of Canterbury/Lincoln University Research Programme in Human Settlement
- Member of the management committee of the Building Research Capacity in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) Network
- Senior Adjunct Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and then the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Canterbury
- Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Canterbury Social Science Research Centre
- Member of the Management Board of the Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation
- Member of the Board for the Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand (CHRAHZ)
- President and member of the Executive of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Geographical Society
- Associate Editor of Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences online
- Expert adviser to the Social Wellbeing Work Stream of the post-earthquakes Christchurch City Council's Central City Plan
- Member of the Steering Committee of the Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Mackay, M., & Perkins, H. C. (2017). DIY dreams and the potential of home. Housing, Theory and Society, 1-17. 10.1080/14036096.2017.1408679
- Mackay, M., & Perkins, H. C. (2017). The globalising world of DIY house improvement: interpreting a cultural and commercial phenomenon. Housing Studies, 32 (6), 758-777. 10.1080/02673037.2016.1234031
- Perkins, H. C., Mackay, M., & Espiner, S. (2015). Putting pinot alongside merino in Cromwell District, Central Otago, New Zealand: Rural amenity and the making of the global countryside. Journal of Rural Studies, 39, 85-98. 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.03.010
- Doody, B. J., Perkins, H. C., Sullivan, J. J., Meurk, C. D., & Stewart, G. H. (2014). Performing weeds: Gardening, plant agencies and urban plant conservation. Geoforum, 56, 124-136. 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.07.001
- Pawson, E., & Perkins, H. (2013). Worlds of wool: Recreating value off the sheep's back. New Zealand Geographer, 69 (3), 208-220. 10.1111/nzg.12032
- Perkins, H., & Thorns, D. C. (2012). Place, Identity and Everyday Life in a Globalizing World. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
- Vallance, S., Perkins, H. C., Bowring, J., & Dixon, J. E. (2012). Almost Invisible: Glimpsing the City and its Residents in the Urban Sustainability Discourse. Urban Studies: An International Journal of Research in Urban Studies, 49 (8), 1695-1710. 10.1177/0042098011417903
- Wray, K., Espiner, S., & Perkins, H. C. (2011). Wilderness talk: Interpreting remote recreation experience. In M. Abbott, R. Reeve (Eds.) Wild Heart: The Possibility of Wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunedin: Otago University Press.