Warwick Murray

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Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences


Teaching in 2018

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.


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


Teaching in 2018