Associate Professor at University of Melbourne

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and former Director of the Office for Environmental Programs (the interdisciplinary Master of Environment program, 360 students), University of Melbourne.
Studied geography in UK and USA, and then 20 years teaching in the UK, USA, Denmark and Australia.
I study environment and development issues in developing countries, and environmental policy/bicycle policy in western countries.
Fieldwork has included studies of sustainable rural development and drought mitigation and adaptation in Burkina Faso, West Africa (1992-3, 2001): rural livelihoods and land degradation in Niger (1995-7); land and livelihoods in East Timor (2005-9); social issues around mine sites in New Caledonia (2011-13). Also advocacy and research on urban cycling policy (or lack of) in London and Melbourne since 1995.

Experience

  • 2004–present
    Lecturer to Associate Professor , University of Melbourne
  • 2008–2012
    Director, Office for Environmental Programs, University of Melbourne
  • 1993–2004
    lecturer or assistant professor, Brunel Univ., then Univ of Colorado, then the LSE, then Univ. of Arizona USA

Education

  • 1997 
    Clark University, USA, PhD, Geography
  • 1990 
    Clark University, USA, MA, Geography
  • 1985 
    University of Reading, UK, BA Hons, Geography

Publications

  • 2012
    see all 65 at http://www.simonbatterbury.net/pubs, ()

Research Areas

  • Studies In Human Society (16)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Environmental Science And Management (0502)

Honours

James Martin Fellow, University of Oxford, 2007-8. Visiting Professor, Roskilde University 2002.

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