School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Prof Warwick Murray

School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Phone: 04 463 5029
Location: Room 211, Cotton Building, Gate 7 Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Prof Warwick Murray


BSocSci joint honours Geography and Economics 1st Class University of Birmingham (1993); PhD University of Birmingham (1996)


Publications from 1999 - Now


  • Victoria University Research Excellence Award 2007
  • New Zealand Geographical Society President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2007
  • New Zealand National Tertiary Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence 2006
  • Victoria University Teaching Excellence Award 2003

The Singing Geographer: Four part National Radio Series with Prof Warwick Murray exploring geography, globalisation, development and environment in words and music.


Research interests

I have active research interests in the following areas:


  • Development Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Rural Geography


  • Globalization
  • Inequality and social injustice
  • Comparative political economy
  • Resource peripheries and the global economy
  • Neoliberalism and development


  • Latin America - especially Chile
  • Oceania - especially New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Niue
  • Asia Pacific