About

David King is an Associate Professor of Geography in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at James Cook University, and is Director of the Centre for Disaster Studies, and the Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning. He is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia. He has worked in North Queensland for twenty two years and was formerly at the University of Papua New Guinea for ten years.

He began his career as a school teacher on the diamond fields of Sierra Leone, turning that experience into a doctorate on the social impact of the diamond rush. His research has gone on to specialise in social impact and evaluation in such areas as planning, natural hazard vulnerability, climate change adaptation and resilience, disaster mitigation and recovery, as well as the social impact of mining projects, development projects, and census analysis. He holds a BA honours and PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies of London University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Cambridge University.

Teaching
  • EV1008: Human Geography (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • EV1009: Introduction to Planning (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • EV1010: The Environmental Professional (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • EV2301: Urban Geography and Design (Level 2; TSV)
  • EV2360: Cradle to Grave: Population Economy and Environment (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • EV3110: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Level 3; CNS)
  • EV3606: Disasters, Communities and Planning (Level 3; TSV)
  • EV5301: Urban Geography and Design (Level 5; TSV)
  • EV5606: Disasters, Communities and Planning (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • EV5910: Professional Planning Project (Pt 1 of 2) (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
Publications

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
Books
Book Chapters
More

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 66+ research outputs authored by A/Prof David King from 2000 onwards.

Supervision

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Political Ecology of Tourism and Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines: Batan, Boracay, and Samal Islands (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Adaptive Capacity of Islands of Maldives to Climate Change (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • New Tribalism: a Cultural Approach to Urban Design (Papua New Guinea) (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • New and Emerging Issues Affecting Climate Change Adaptation on the Environment, Economic Development and Settlement Patterns of the Mitchell River Catchment. (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Birds of Paradise in Montane Forests: Human Use and Conservation in Papua New Guinea (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Understanding the Challenges Faced by Remote Settlements in Harsh Environments and Adaption Techniques Employed by Communities and Individuals. An Extreme Case Study. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Education to Increase Climate Change Adaptation of a Vietnamese Coastal Community’s Members (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
Completed
Collaboration

The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.

  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

Connect with me
Share my profile
Share my profile:
jcu.me/david.king

Email
Phone
Location
  • 34.110, Earth & Environmental Sciences (Townsville campus)
Advisory Accreditation
Advisor Mentor
Find me on…
Icon for Scopus Author page Icon for TheConversation author profile

Similar to me

  1. Dr Sharon Harwood
    College of Science & Engineering
  2. Dr Yetta Gurtner
    College of Science & Engineering
  3. Prof Marcus Lane
    College of Science & Engineering
  4. A/Prof Alison Cottrell
    College of Science & Engineering
  5. Dr Tiffany Morrison
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies