Professor Graeme Davison is Emeritus Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor of History at Monash University. He was educated at the University of Melbourne and Oxford University where he was a Victorian Rhodes Scholar.
He has held academic appointments at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, and visiting appointments at Edinburgh, Harvard, ANU, Tübingen and King’s College London.
He has written widely on the history of Australia, especially on Australian cities, where his books include The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne(1978 and 2004), The Unforgiving Minute (1994), The Use and Abuse of Australian History (2000), Car Wars: How the Car Won Our Hearts and Changed Our Cities (2004) and Trendyville: The Battle for Australia’s Inner Cities (2015).
He has advised or served on the boards of several public bodies, including the Heritage Council of Victoria, the National Museum of Australia, the National Archives of Australia and the State Library of Victoria. His next book, The City Dreamers: The Urban Imagination in Australia, will appear in 2016.