Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Design Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney
Professor John Sheehan AM LFAPI FRICS MPIA(Fellow) MRTPI is a respected Australian polymath covering the disciplinary and professional areas of property economics and compensation, land use planning, urban studies and environmental law. He is the former Deputy Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Complex Real Estate Property Rights (now defunct) and currently Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is also contracted to undertake property rights-related publishable research as Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.
In 2017, Professor Sheehan was also contracted for 5 years as Guest Professor to the Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy (IEEP) in the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic as part of a European Commission funded COST Action Project on climate change-driven flood retention on private land.
Professor Sheehan also has a quasi-judicial background firstly as a previous Member of the Land Tribunal of Queensland for a term of five years, and subsequently appointed for two annual terms as an Acting Commissioner in the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales (which sits in equal status to the Supreme Court).
In 2003, at the suggestion of the (then) Deputy Prime Minister the Hon.John Anderson, Professor Sheehan was appointed the independent Chair of the Project Advisory Committee Water Property Titles Program, Land and Water Australia, which was a research project funded by the Commonwealth Government to define a water titling system for Australia. Subsequently in 2017, he was nominated by the Governor-General as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).