Dr Jennifer Bonham

Dr Jennifer Bonham
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Geography, Environment and Population
 Email jennifer.bonham@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 4655
 Location Floor/Room G 24 ,  Napier ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Jennifer Bonham has a background in human geography specializing in urbanization and cultural practices of travel. She was a co-founder of the Master of Planning and Master of Planning and Urban Design programs at the University of Adelaide. She has taught urban and regional planning at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Currently, her undergraduate teaching focuses on urban processes and urban mobility. Jennifer's research draws on post-structuralist and feminist theoretical frameworks as it examines how meanings and materiality are brought together in practices. Her current research focuses on cycling and the formation of cycling subjects. Jennifer's work is informed by a concern for equitable and ecologically sustainable cities. She is a past member of the organising committee for the Australian Walking and Cycling Conference and a current member of the editorial board of the journal Transfers.

  • Teaching Interests


    Current Teaching

    • Urban Futures
    • Cities and Sustainability
    • Cities in the Global South
    • Geography Matters
    • International Study Tour
    • Research Methods/Research Design and Methods
    • Planning for Active Travel
  • Research Interests

    • Spaces of mobility and mobility cultures
    • Active Travel
    • Everyday cycling, Cycle tourism
    • Foucault and mobility
    • The subject in poststructuralist theory

    PhD and Masters students currently studying with Jennifer are working on  projects in the following areas:

    • Cycling knowledge and cycling policy: Australia and Netherlands comparison - Cathy Jervis
    • Onroad infrastructure for safe cycling - Fay Patterson
    • Governmentality and mothering children with autism - Karen Williams
  • Research Funding


    Current Project:

    • Australian Research Council Linkage Project - 'Cycle aware: Driving with bikes': national project to examine education and training for drivers interacting with cyclists.  $180,000
    • ICC presentation: Cyclist-related content in driver licensing processes: Cyclists as Hazards
  • Publications


     See My Research Profile for an up-to-date list of publications and research activitie




    Bonham, J., Johnson, M. (Eds.) (2015) Cycling Futures. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press (ebook available as free download)


    Book Chapter

    Bonham J, & Burke, M. (2017) Cycling potential in dispersed cities. In J Dodson, N Sipe & A Nelson (Eds.) Planning after Petroleum: Building Cities for the Age After Oil. New York: Routledge. 

    Bonham J, & M Johnson (2015) Cycling: Bringing the future into the present In J Bonham and M Johnson (Eds.) Cycling Futures. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.

    Nielsen R, & J Bonham (2015) More than a message: Creating cyclists through public safety advertising campaigns. In J Bonham and M Johnson (Eds.) Cycling Futures. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.

    Bonham J, Bacchi C, & T Wanner (2015) Gender and Cycling: Gendering cycling subjects and forming bikes, practices and spaces as gendered objects. In J Bonham and M Johnson (Eds.) Cycling Futures. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.

    Bonham J, & A Wilson (2012) Women and cycling through the life course: an Australian case study. J Parkin (ed) Cycling and Sustainability, Emerald Publishing: Bingley, UK 


    Journal Articles

    Bonham, J., Johnson, M., Haworth, N. (2018) Cyclist-lreated content in driver licensing processes. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 117: 117-126.

    Bonham, J., Johnson, M. (2018) Cyclist-related content in novice driver education and training. Accident Analysis & Prevention Volume 111: 321–327.

    Bonham, J., Bacchi, C. (2017). Cycling subjects in ongoing-formation: The politics of interviews and interview analysis. Journal of Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/1440783317715805

    Bacchi C, & J Bonham (2014) Reclaiming discursive practices as an analytic focus: Political Implications Foucault Studies 17: 179-192

    Wiseman N, Bonham J, Mackintosh M, Straschko O & H Xu (2012) Park and Ride: an Adelaide case study, Road and Transport Research 21(1) pp39-52.

    Bonham J & A Wilson (2012) Bicycling and the life course: the start-stop-start experiences of women returning to cycling International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 6(4) 195-213.

    Burke M & J Bonham (2010) Rethinking Oil Depletion: What role can cycling play in dispersed cities Australian Planner 47(4) 272-283.

    Bonham J & P Cox (2010) The disruptive traveller? A Foucauldian analysis of cycleways Road and Transport Research 19(2) pp43-54.

    Bonham J & B Koth (2010) Universities and the Cycling Culture Transportation Research - Part D 15(2) pp94-102. (in top 15 most down loaded articles for Transportation Research Part D March-may 2014)



    Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings (2010 - 2014)

    Lumb P, Gillfillan K, Bonham J (Eds.) (2013) Australian Cycling Conference 2013: Proceedings of the Fifth Australian Cycling Conference Adelaide 21 - 22 January 2015, Australian Cycling Conference: Adelaide

    Bonham J, Lumb P (Eds.) (2012) Australian Cycling Conference 2012: Proceedings of the Fourth  Australian Cycling Conference Adelaide 16-17 January, Australian Cycling Conference: Adelaide

    Bonham J, Lumb P (Eds.) (2010) Australian Cycling Conference 2010: proceedings of the second Australian Cycling Conference Australian Cycling Conference: Adelaide


    Recent Review Essays and Book Reviews (2010-2014)

    Bonham J (2012) Transport for Suburbia  Paul Mees Geographical Research 50(1) 109-111.

    Bonham J (2011) Bicycle Politics: Review Essay Transfers 1(1) 145-154.

    Bonham J (2010) Gendered Journeys, Mobile Emotions, Gale Letherby & Gillian Reynolds (eds) Annals of Tourism Research Vol 37(1) 282-284


    Recent Non-refereed Publications (2010 - 2014)

    Bonham J (2010) Travel Spaces in Daniels C (ed) Adelaide; Nature of a City - Water, Wakefield Press, Adelaide


  • Professional Associations

    Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management

    Australian Institute of Urban Studies

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesEnvironment, Transport
    ExpertiseCycling; sustainable transport, gender and cycling, culture and mobility; urban planning;
    NotesJennifer's research focuses on sustainable transport and the built environment. She has particular expertise in cycling as a sustainable mode of transport. She is an on-going member of the organising committee for the Australian Cycling Conference. She is a member of the editorial board of the international journal Transfers, an interdisciplinary journal on Mobility Studies.

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