Jan Salmon


PhD Candidate

Jan is a town planner who has worked in the public and private sector. She completed her Masters by Research in 2014 in understanding the drivers of development in Darwin’s hinterland.  She is currently researching Northern Territory student mobilities.

Doctorate Project Title

Understanding student mobilities in the Northern Territory.

Research Interests

  • Social and demographic change in remote communities
  • Growth of cities
  • Interfaces between urban and rural lands
  • Migration patterns
  • Food security


Professor Ruth Wallace, Principal (Northern Institute)
Dr Andrew Taylor (Northern Institute)
Professor Dean Carson (Umeå University, Sweden and Northern Institute)

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Publications & Resources

Book Chapters

Salmon, J. (2010) Feeding Darwin. In D. Carson, D. Schmalleggerr, S. Campbell & C. Martel (Eds), Whose City Is It? A Thinking Guide to Darwin. Darwin, Charles Darwin University Press.

Conferences Papers

Demogaphic transitions in remote NT Indigenous settlements.  Australian Population Association Conference, Hobart, 3-5 Decemner 2014.

Counter-urbanism in the tropics – the role of colonial governance, International conference of multifunction agriculture and urban-rural relations. Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1-4 April, 2012.

Drivers of change in Darwin’s hinterland History colloquium, Northern Territory Museum October 2011.

Drivers of change in Darwin’s hinterland – Use of ArcGIS to plot the development of Darwin, NT Spatial 2012, Darwin Convention Centre, March 2012.

Jan Salmon


T: +61 8 8946 7641
E: jan.salmon@cdu.edu.au

Darwin, NT