Dr Elin Charles-Edwards

Associate Professor in Human Geogra

School of the Environment
Faculty of Science
e.charles-edwards@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56515

Overview

Dr Elin Charles-Edwards is a population geographer and demographer. Her research is focused on understanding patterns, processes and determinants of human migration and mobility and its impacts on local and regional populations.

She is the lead Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery Project Asian Migration in the 21st Century: An Integrated Account (2020–2023). This project aims to develop an integrated understanding of multiple forms of population movement in Asia incorporating both internal and international migration and temporary and permanent moves.

Research Interests

  • Human migration
  • Temporary mobility
  • Demographic data
  • Population and environment

Research Impacts

Dr Charles-Edwards has provided expert advice to a range of government bodies on issues relating to migration and population dynamics. Highlights include the provision of advice to the Australian Commonwealth Treasury on the impact of COVID-19 on internal migration within Australia, and her appointment to the NSW COVID-19 Populations Advisory Group to help set assumptions for their 2020-21 population projections.

She is a member of the Southeast Queensland Housing Supply Expert Panel which provides advice to the Queensland Government on measuring, reporting and addressing land supply, development and housing affordability issues in South-East Queensland.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • BA, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • The notion of a single place of usual residence is firmly embedded in demographic statistics. There is a growing recognition that many people inhabit a "network of places" including digital nomads, second homeowners and the "houseless". This project seeks to interrogate the concept of mulitlocality and it's implications for demography.

  • Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and severity of natural hazards in Australia, leading to the temporary and permanent displacement of individuals. This project seeks to understand the impacts of natural hazards such as bush fires and floods on migration patterns in Australia and their implications for communities and regions.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Charles-Edwards, Elin (2023). Population geographies. Concise encyclopedia of human geography. (pp. 286-291) edited by Loretta Lees and David Demeritt. London, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781800883499.ch55

  • Bell, Martin, Bernard, Aude, Charles-Edwards, Elin and Ke, Wenqian (2020). Comparative measures of internal migration. Internal migration in the countries of Asia. (pp. 31-48) edited by Martin Bell, Aude Bernard, Elin Charles-Edwards and Yu Zhu. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-44010-7_3

  • Bell, Martin, Charles-Edwards, Elin and Bernard, Aude (2020). Conclusions. Internal migration in the countries of Asia: a cross-national comparison. (pp. 385-409) edited by Martin Bell, Aude Bernard, Elin Charles-Edwards and Yu Zhu. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-44010-7_19

  • Charles-Edwards, Elin, Bell, Martin, Bernard, Aude and Zhu, Yu (2020). IMAGE-Asia: an introduction. Internal migration in the countries of Asia. (pp. 3-13) edited by Martin Bell, Aude Bernard, Elin Charles-Edwards and Yu Zhu. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-44010-7_1

  • Bernard, Aude, Bell, Martin, Charles-Edwards, Elin and Zhu, Yu (2020). Understanding internal migration: a conceptual framework. Internal migration in the countries of Asia: a cross-national comparison. (pp. 15-30) edited by Martin Bell, Aude Bernard, Elin Charles-Edwards and Yu Zhu. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-44010-7_2

  • Saunders, Megan I., Runting, Rebecca K., Charles-Edwards, Elin, Syktus, Jozef and Leon, Javier (2019). Moreton Bay and catchment: projected changes to population, climate, sea-level and ecosystems. Moreton Bay Quandamooka and catchment: past, present and future. (pp. 245-256) edited by Ian R. Tibbetts, Peter C. Rothlisberg, David T. Neil, Tamara A. Homburg, David T. Brewer and Angela H. Arthington. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Moreton Bay Foundation.

  • Bell, Martin, Wilson, Tom, Charles-Edwards, Elin and Ueffing, Philipp (2018). Australia: the long-run decline in internal migration intensities. Internal migration in the developed world: are we becoming less mobile?. (pp. 147-172) edited by Tony Champion, Thomas Cooke and Ian Shuttleworth. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315589282-7

  • Bell, Martin, Charles-Edwards, Elin, Bernard, Aude and Ueffing, Philipp (2018). Global trends in internal migration. Internal migration in the developed world: are we becoming less mobile?. (pp. 76-97) edited by Tony Champion, Thomas Cooke and Ian Shuttleworth. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315589282-4

  • Sander, Nikola and Charles-Edwards, Elin (2017). Internal and international migration. Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend. (pp. 333-349) edited by Hans Groth and John F. May. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46889-1_21

  • Wilson, Tom, Charles-Edwards, Elin and Bell, Martin (2016). Demography for Planning and Policy: Australian Case Studies Introduction. Demography for Planning and Policy: Australian Case Studies. (pp. 1-6) edited by Wilson, T., CharlesEdwards, E. and Bell, M.. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-22135-9_1

  • Charles-Edwards, Elin, Muhidin, Salut, Bell, Martin and Zhu, Yu (2016). Migration in Asia. International handbook of migration and population distribution. (pp. 269-284) edited by Michael J. White. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-7282-2_13

  • Norman, Paul, Charles-Edwards, Elin and Wilson, Tom (2016). Relationships between population change, deprivation change and health change at small area level: Australia 2001-2011. Demography for planning and policy: Australian case studies. (pp. 197-214) edited by Tom Wilson, Elin Charles-Edwards and Martin Bell. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-22135-9_11

  • Charles-Edwards, Elin (2016). The estimation of temporary populations in Australia. Demography for planning and policy: Australian case studies. (pp. 31-49) edited by Tom Wilson, Elin Charles-Edwards and Martin Bell. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-22135-9_3

  • Holmes, J., Bell, M. and Charles-Edwards, E. (2006). Growth, stability or decline? The variable population dynamics of Queensland's communities: 1971-2001. Queensland Geographical Perspectives. (pp. 5-29) edited by Iraphne R. W. Childs and Brian J. Hudson. Milton, Brisbane: The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, Inc..

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The notion of a single place of usual residence is firmly embedded in demographic statistics. There is a growing recognition that many people inhabit a "network of places" including digital nomads, second homeowners and the "houseless". This project seeks to interrogate the concept of mulitlocality and it's implications for demography.

  • Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and severity of natural hazards in Australia, leading to the temporary and permanent displacement of individuals. This project seeks to understand the impacts of natural hazards such as bush fires and floods on migration patterns in Australia and their implications for communities and regions.