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Biographical entry Hugo, Graeme John (1946 - 2015)

Born
5 December 1946
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
20 January 2015
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Summary

Graeme Hugo was an international figure in population geography and demography, and a pre-eminent scholar in international migration, demographic trends, and population geography and mobility. His main research interests were population geography and demography (particularly in Southeast Asia), social geography, demographic trends (especially population mobility and internal migration); immigration patterns and their implications for social and economic change; and population statistics. Hugo was a member of numerous policy advisory bodies for the Australian and other governments and for non-government organisations. He often participated in international meetings focussed upon international migration policy that were sponsored by lead agencies such as the World Bank and the International Organisation for Migration. In more than 1,800 publications he canvassed topics as diverse as ageing and the role of migration in Australian regional development, labour mobility and development in Southeast Asia, and migration and climate change.

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1967
Education - BA, University of Adelaide
1968 - 1971
Career position - Tutor in Geography, School of Social Sciences, Flinders University
1971
Education - MA, Flinders University
1975
Education - PhD, Australian National University
1975 - 1981
Career position - Lecturer, School of Geography, Flinders University
1977 -
Career position - Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
1980 - 1985
Career position - Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Flinders University
1985 - 1991
Career position - Reader, School of Geography, Flinders University
1987 - 2015
Career position - Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
1988 - 1992
Career position - Member, Famine and Food Crisis Management Advisory Committee, International Geographical Union
1992 - 1996
Career position - Head, Department of Geography, University of Adelaide
1992 - 2015
Career position - Professor of Geography, Department of Geographical and Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide
1996 -
Career position - Director, National Centre for Social Applications of Geographic Information Systems, University of Adelaide
1997 - 2015
Career position - Member, Australian Statistical Advisory Council
2001 - 2003
Career position - Chair, Expert Advisory Committee, Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences, Australian Research Council
2002 - 2007
Award - Award – Federation Fellowship, Australian Research Council
2006
Award - Distinguished Alumnus Award, Flinders University
2006 - 2010
Career position - Chair, Scientific Committee on International Migration, International Union for Scientific Study of Population
2009 - 2013
Award - Professorial Fellow, Discovery Projects Scheme, Australian Research Council
2010 - 2011
Career position - Chair, Demographic Change and Liveability Panel, Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
2012
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to population research, particularly the study of international migration, population geography and mobility, and through leadership roles with national and international organisations
2012 - 2015
Career position - Director, Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, University of Adelaide

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Journal Articles

  • Bedford, Richard, 'In memoriam: Graeme John Hugo AO, FASSA, PhD (ANU) 1946 - 2015', Migration Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 2015, pp. 153-4. Details
  • Bedford, Richard, 'Graeme John Hugo AO, FASSA, PhD (ANU) 1946 - 2015', New Zealand Population Review, vol. 40, 2015, pp. 145-7. Details
  • Bedford, Richard, 'Graeme John Hugo AO, FASSA, 1946-2015', New Zealand Geographer, vol. 71, no. 1, 2015, pp. 61-2. Details
  • Connell, John, 'Graeme John Hugo, 1946-2015', Australian Geographer, vol. 46, no. 2, 2015, pp. 271-9. Details
  • Connell, John, 'Graeme John Hugo, AO, PhD 5 December 1946 - 20 January 2015', South Australian Geographical Journal, vol. 113, 2015, pp. 82-7. Details
  • Stimson, Robert [et al.], 'Professor Graeme John Hugo BA, MA, PhD, FASSA, AO 5 December 1946 -20 January 2015', Geographical Research, vol. 53, no. 2, 2015, pp. 115-8. Details

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