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Annah Piggott-McKellar

Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Melbourne

I am a Research Fellow at the School of Geography, the University of Melbourne, Australia. My research interests center on human-environment interactions, specifically how populations are impacted by, and adapting to a changing climate. My current research is focused on the retreat and relocation of low-lying communities in the Asia-Pacific Region.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2019
    Academic tutor, University of Queensland
  • 2014–2015
    GIS technician, QPWS


  • 2020 
    University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2015 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hons First Class)


  • 2020
    Dam(n) seawalls: a case of maladaptation in Fiji, Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region
  • 2020
    Who defines ‘good’ climate change adaptation and why it matters: a case study from Abaiang Island, Kiribati, Regional Environmental Change
  • 2020
    An assessment of community-based adaptation initiatives in the Pacific Islands, Nature Climate Change
  • 2019
    Moving People in a Changing Climate: Lessons from two case studies in Fiji, Social Sciences
  • 2017
    Last chance tourism and the Great Barrier Reef, Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Research Areas

  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Social And Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Human Geography (1604)