Dr David Karacsonyi

Ph.D. (Human Geography), M.Sc. (Geography, Regional and Urban Development)

Research Associate and PhD Candidate

David completed his PhD studies at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) in 2009. Since then he has been working at the Geographical Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

His current (second) PhD research at the Northern Institute is focusing on the application of contemporary geographic approaches and techniques to understand population change in sparsely populated areas.

David is interested in the geography of peripheral and rural areas and he conducted research in Ukraine and in Belarus. He has spent two and half years in total in East Asia (Taiwan, Japan, and China) as well, where he studied the impacts of disasters like Fukushima on rural populations.

PhD Project Title

The application of contemporary geographic approaches and techniques to understanding population change in sparsely populated areas.

Research Interests

  • Quantitative geography, GIS, mapping
  • Geography of remote peripheries and regional/rural areas
  • Demography, migration, disasters
  • Regional geography

Supervisors

Dr Andrew Taylor, Principal (Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University)
Professor Ferenc Probáld (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Dr Andrey Petrov (University of Northern Iowa)

Professional Positions, Fellowships, Memberships & Awards

  • 2018 Recipient of Endeavour Postdoc Fellowship (6 months), Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
  • 2017 Recipient of Postdoc Fellowship of Ministry of Education, Taiwan (6 months), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2014-2015 Recipient of JSPS postdoc fellowship (12 months), International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
  • 2013 Recipient of Visegrad-Taiwan Scholarship (10 months), Kainan University, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2011 Recipient of Visegrad Scholarship (5 months), Kiev National Taras Sevchenko University, Ukraine.
  • 2009 Recipient of Eötvös Scholarship (5 months), Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2008 Recipient of Visegrad Scholarship (5 months), Kiev National Taras Sevchenko University, Ukraine.
  • Member of Public Board of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (since 2010)
  • Member of Hungarian Geographical Society (since 2005)

Link to Research Publications

Dr David Karacsonyi

Contacts

T: 08 8946 7457
E: david.karacsonyi@cdu.edu.au

Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT
Australia

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