Lachlan Barber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University. Before coming to Hong Kong he held a post-doctoral fellowship in the construction component of the On the Move Partnership. An urban geographer by training, Lachlan’s research interests include geographies of policy change, mobility studies (including work-related mobilities and urban transport), and cultural heritage. His PhD research explored shifting terrain of heritage politics in post-handover Hong Kong through a policy mobilities lens.
As a Co-Investigator of the On the Move Partnership, Lachlan is leading research on employment-related geographical mobility in Newfoundland and Labrador’s construction industry. Key themes in this research include the impact of economic volatility and labour market contraction on worker mobilities, and the intersection of mobility with the gender dimensions of construction work and workplaces.
Barber, L. (2014) “(Re)Making heritage policy in Hong Kong: A relational politics of global knowledge and local innovation.” Urban Studies 51(6):1179-1195.
Barber, L. (2013) “Making meaning of heritage landscapes: The politics of redevelopment in Halifax, NS.” The Canadian Geographer 57(1): 90-112.