Elizabeth Boulton

PhD Candidate, cross-disciplinary approaches to climate and environmental risk, Australian National University

In addressing the risks of the climate and environment change, "cross-disciplinary" work is seen as essential; but how can this be done well? How do lots of disparate thinkers and organisations work cohesively together? is it possible? It now emerges that even this may not be enough - transdisciplinary thinking is required.

In my research, I consider which disciplines and sectors are best positioned to solve discrete parts of the problem, and how they might do so in a synergistic way. I am particularly interested in applying arts and humanities based approaches to climate change communication and conceptualization, and the security dimensions of climate change.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, cross-disciplinary approaches to climate and environmental risk, Australian National University

Education

  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, Masters Climate Policy (Adaptation / Sustainable supply chains)
  • 2001 
    University New South Wales , Masters Business Management (Logistics / HR stream)
  • 1994 
    University New South Wales, Bachelor Arts (1st class honors). (Literature/History)

Honours

Australian Active Service Medal (East Timor, Iraq); Victorian Department of Infrastructure Women in Freight Award (2007)