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Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles

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

Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles is a Professor of Sustainability, Environment and Education at Southern Cross University. She is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, as well as the Research Leader of the ‘Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education’ (SEAE) Research Centre. Professor Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles’s research centres on climate change, childhoodnature, posthuman philosophy, and child-framed research methodologies. She is particularly focussed on the pivot points between climate, childhood, Country, and education. She has led over 40 national/international research projects and published more than 150 publications. Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles’s most recent book is entitled ‘Posthuman Research Playspaces: Climate Child Imaginaries’ (with Rousell, Routledge). She has been recognised for both her teaching and research excellence in environmental education, including an Australian Teaching Excellence Award (OLT) and an 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