Patrick Cobbinah

Research & Institution

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The University of Melbourne

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

Parkville Melbourne, 3010, VIC, Australia.


Patrick’s background is in human geography with broad experience in urban and regional planning gained through teaching and research conducted at universities in Ghana and Australia. Patrick has worked in the areas of tourism management, regional planning, natural resource management, climate change and development of research packages to guide urbanisation and sustainable development in Africa focusing on Ghana. He has also contributed to collaborative projects with researchers at University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Georgia State University, USA, Charles Sturt University, Australia and University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana. He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners, a Visiting Scholar at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town South Africa, a University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar (UMAPS), and Global Young Academy Fellow. Patrick's current research interests include urban studies; regional planning; environmental conservation; local development; sustainable cities; climate change adaptation; tourism planning and management. He has published widely on these subjects.

Awards & Affiliations


University of Michigan African Presidential Scholarship (UMAPS) Programme 2018

Visiting Scholarship, Stellenbosch University, STIAS Fellowship Programme 2017

Best Article, Editors Award, ScienceDirect Environmental Development Journal 2015