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Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles

Executive Dean and Professor of Sustainability, Environment & Education, Faculty of Education, Southern Cross University

Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles is a Professor of Sustainability, Environment and Education at Southern Cross University, Faculty of Education, Australia. She is the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Education, as well as the Research Leader of the ‘Sustainability, Environment, the Arts in Education’ (SEAE) Research Cluster. She has led over 40 research projects in environmental education and published over 150 publications largely centred on ontologies in/as nature through socioecological and more recently posthumanist theoretical orientations. She has a particular interest in child-framed research methodologies. Amy has also been recognised for both her teaching and research excellence in environmental education, including the Australian Association for Environmental Education Fellowship (Life Achievement Award) for her outstanding contribution to environmental education research.


  • –present
    Professor of Sustainability, Environment & Education and Deputy Head of School Research, Southern Cross University


  • 2004 
    Central Queensland University, PhD


Australian Association for Environmental Education Fellowship for significant Research Contribution, OLT Teacher Excellence Award, OLT Citation for Outstanding Teaching