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Edgar Liu

Research Fellow - City Futures Research Centre, City Housing, People and Place


BSc (Applied Econ Geog Hons I, UNSW)


Phone +61 2 9385 4245

Fax +61 2 9385 5935

Email edgar.liu@unsw.edu.au


Room 3047

Building Red Centre West Wing

Campus Kensington



In April 2009, Dr Edgar Liu joined the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales as a Research Officer and was promoted to Research Associate in August 2010, and to Research Fellow in January 2015. 

In early 2009, Edgar completed a PhD in Cultural Geography, also at the University of New South Wales. His thesis was entitled 'Neo-normativity, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and latrinalia: The demonstration of a concept on non-heterosexual performativities' which critically examined the complex relationships between personal identity performances and space by using the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade and graffiti as case studies.

Edgar graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2002 with First Class Honours in Applied Economic Geography. His honours thesis focused on the disparity of health and medical services in Greater Sydney. The thesis used the Sydney yellow pages as its main data source to investigate the issue at a grass-root level.

Between April 2002 and April 2009 Edgar worked as a Social Research and Information Officer at the not-for-profit organisation Western Sydney Regional Information and Research Service (WESTIR Ltd). In this role, Edgar collaborated and consulted with various Local Government Areas, assisting in the compilation of their Social Plans, demographic profiles and various other community development projects. He also compiled reports for a range of government agencies and departments (such as the NSW Premier's Department) as well as non-profit organisations (such as the Nepean HACC Access Project).