FACTBase Researchers

Professor Matthew Tonts

Professor Matthew Tonts

FACTBase Convenor

Professor Matthew Tonts is Committee for Perth’s FACTBase convenor and has a background in human geography and is the Director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute for Regional Development. His research is concerned with the economies and dynamics affecting cities and regions. His research focuses on issues such as enterprise and economic development, labour market change and public policy.
Dr Kirsten Martinus

Dr Kirsten Martinus

FACTBase Researcher

Dr Kirsten Martinus is a Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography at The University of Western Australia. She researches the redistribution of resources and factors to increase innovation and industry competitiveness. Her work is highly applied, regularly informing strategy and policy. She publishes in leading journals, and is on the Australian Academy of Sciences National Committee for Geographical Sciences.
Dr Paul Maginn

Dr Paul Maginn

FACTBase Researcher

Dr Paul Maginn is the Coordinator of UWA's Urban and Regional Planning programs. His research is focused on planning policy, local government and governance, and the social and cultural dynamics of cosmopolitan cities.
Gemma Davis

Gemma Davis

Research Consultant

Gemma Davis is a research, policy and strategic planning professional with 20 years of experience working in Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland. Gemma is a consultant for the Committee for Perth and was previously employed by the Committee as Manager of Research and Strategy. Gemma is currently a Director with e3Scienific Limited in New Zealand and is an Honorary Research Fellow with The University of Western Australia. Gemma has authored major reports for the Committee for Perth including Towards a Bright Future, Get a Move On! And Perth’s Pathway to Prosperity.