Julian is a spatial economist using new data and technology to enhance how we understand and plan our future cities and regions.

Julian applies economic theories and econometric techniques to urban and regional issues. He helps clients to better understand the dynamics of housing, transport, employment and the general economy through cost benefit analysis, feasibility assessment, impact assessment and forecasting.

Julian believes in data-driven policy development to support efficient and sustainable communities and places. His aim is to work across a range of sectors to transfer ideas and understand the links between them. He sees new data and technology as essential to how we understand and plan our cities.

Julian undertakes population, demographic and employment forecasting, spatial data analysis, and develops analytical (web) tools to inform policy and investment decisions.

He has worked on strategic planning and prioritisation in the education sector, social and community infrastructure network planning, and has assessed the social and economic impacts of transport infrastructure.

Julian was appointed to the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network's (AURIN) independent Scientific Advisory Committee in 2021.

Outside work, you can find Julian cycling, hiking or camping with his family.