Department of Geography
National University of Singapore
Building upon doctoral work completed at the University of Nottingham in 1999, the initial focus of Dr Bunnell's research at NUS was on the politics of urban landscape change in and around Kuala Lumpur and, in particular, in a high-tech zone known as the Multimedia Super Corridor. While he retains an active interest in urban development issues in Malaysia, since 2004 he has also been carrying out research on the Malay community in Liverpool, U.K.
In mid-2009 Dr Bunnell began a joint appointment with the Asia Research Institute (ARI). His role in ARI's Asian Urbanisms research cluster, has revolved around efforts to position Asia as a 'frontier' of urban theory. He is principal investigator on a comparative ethnographic research project on urban aspirations in Asia.