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Dr Joanne Dolley

Research fellow, Griffith University

I completed my PhD in 2019 with the Cities Research Institute, Griffith University. My research focused on the community aspect of community gardens to explore how they contribute to building social capital. Some of the data was collected through a grant I was co-awarded as a collaboration between Griffith University and University of Southern Denmark. [Completed Grant: Joanne Pascoe, A/Professor Caryl Bosman and A/Prof Jens Troelsen (USD): “Planning for age friendly cities: Urban allotments and healthy aging" (2016).] I co-edited a book with Caryl Bosman titled, "Rethinking Third Place", with an interesting foreword by Prof Ray Oldenburg. I have a 2020 paper in ‘Geographical Research’ on community gardens as third places. I delivered a conference paper at the 'Sustainable Development and Planning 2017' conference in the UK, titled, "A Growing Movement: Motivations for Joining Community Gardens", co-authored with A/Prof Michael Howes (supervisor). I tutored a course in environmental sustainability at Griffith University. My Masters of Environmental Education thesis on teaching literacy and numeracy through school gardens culminated in a paper titled, "Curriculum literacies and the school garden".


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Griffith University


  • 2012 
    Griffith University, Masters of Science (MSc)