Warwick Murray

Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Research interests

  • Latin America economics politics culture and history
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • NZ and Chile relations
  • human geography
  • globalisation
  • international development
  • Third World
  • rural development
  • Global fruit trade
  • Pacific Islands geography and economics
  • Fiji
  • Niue
  • Asia Pacific geography and economics
  • Nature of geography and its history.
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BSocSci joint honours Geography and Economics 1st Class University of Birmingham (1993); PhD University of Birmingham (1996)


Publications from 1999 - Now


  • New Zealand Geographical Society President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Supervision 2015
  • 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 and 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

Selected academic and editorial positions