Dr Ross Steele

Adjunct Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences North (393)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

1980-86 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Demography, Australian National University, seconded to Universities of Eastern Indonesia as Demographic Adviser on behalf of the Australian Universities International Development Program.

1986-88 Lecturer in Asian Studies, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education (now University of Southern Queensland.

1989-2006 Lecturer/Director, Graduate Program in Population and Human Resources, School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management, Flinders University of South Australia.

2002-15 Demographer/Principal Demographer, Planning SA and Department of Planning and Local Government, South Australia.

30 June 2015 retired from the South Australian Public Service.

2002-20 Adjunct academic staff member Flinders University of South Australia in the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management and then College of Science and Engineering.

Qualifications

1965 BA (Hons), Geography, University of New England.

1970 MA (Hons Class I), Geography, University of New England.

1981 PhD, Geography, The Australian National University. Thesis titled: 'Origins and Occupational Mobility of Lifetime Migrants to Surabaya, East Java'.

Key responsibilities

Giving lectures and attending selected seminars in the topic GEOG 2050/9050 Population Dynamics in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Giving lectures and attending selected seminars in the topic ENVS 3781/PPHR 9742 Population and Environment in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Providing guidance and input to PhD and postgraduate students.

Providing input and feedback to Associate Professor Udoy Saikia in reference to recent population issues, trends and projections in South Australia, topics that I was responsible for as Principal Demographer in the South Australian Government.

Teaching interests

Analysis of current population trends in South Australia and Australia, population projections, internal migration and international migration, fertility trends and occupational mobility. Also teach about the uses of demography and write and teach about environmental issues in Asia, Australia and the Pacific and in the Pacific Islands.

Topic lecturer
GEOG2050 Population Dynamics
GEOG9050 Population Dynamics
ENVS3781 Population and Environment
PPHR9742 Population and Environment

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