Rachel Gallagher profile
University of Queensland
St Lucia, Queensland

My name is Rachel Gallagher ā€“ I’m a geographer and urban researcher.

I used to be a solicitor specialising in planning and environment law, and have more recently worked in urban policy development and implementation at a state level.

I have qualifications in law, urban and environmental planning and science, and have most recently completed my Master of Philosophy. My research analysed property boundary change for residential infill in the inner suburbs of Brisbane, Australia.

When I’m not working, I like to camp, hike and read. Some of my favourite books are Tracks by Robyn Davidson, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane.


Gallagher, Rachel, Sigler, Thomas and Liu, Yan (2019)Targeted urban consolidation or ad hoc redevelopment? The influence of cadastral structure and change on the urban form of Brisbane, AustraliaUrban Geography, . doi:10.1080/02723638.2019.1663058

Gallagher, Rachel, Liu, Yan and Sigler, Thomas (2019)Parcel amalgamation as a mechanism for achieving urban consolidation through densification: the fixity of property boundaries over timeLand Use Policy89 . doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104239

Gallagher, Rachel (2019). Property boundary change for residential development: a study of Brisbane, Australia. MPhil Thesis, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland.

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