The University of Western Australia’s Professor Matthew Tonts was one of 38 leading social scientists around the country to be elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Professor Tonts has broad interests spanning regional development, rural communities, economic restructuring, and public policy. His contribution to academic scholarship is accompanied by a deep commitment to research that aims to benefit people living in cities and regions.
This includes research partnerships with government agencies, not for profits and the private sector on regional economic planning, rural policy and urban development.
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia was established in 1971 to advance social science research and policy by promoting research and its application. The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia brings together over 700 of Australia’s leading researchers and professionals across the social science disciplines.
The social sciences cover the disciplines of anthropology, demography, geography, linguistics, sociology, management, accounting, economics and economic history, marketing, statistics, history, law, philosophy, political science, education, psychology and social medicine.