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Caroline A Sullivan

Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, and Fellow of the Marine Ecology Research Centre, Southern Cross University

Associate Professor Caroline Sullivan is an environmental and ecological economist specialising in interdisciplinary research linking the biophysical and social sciences. She has almost 20 years of research experience in the fields of natural resources research, water and wetlands research, valuation of ecosystem services, transboundary water management, international development, and indigenous people’s use of natural resources. She is internationally known for her work on water and poverty, and the development of composite indices to support Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). She has undertaken contracts for the EU, the UK Government, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, FAO, UNESCO, and World Vision Australia. She is also a Fellow of the SCU Marine Ecology Research Centre, the ANU Centre for Water, Economics and Policy, and also a Climate Fellow of the Australian Climate Commission.


  • 2008–present
    Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia
  • 2006–2008
    Distinguished Research Fellow at Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Oxford University UK
  • 1998–2006
    Head of Water Policy and Management, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK


  • 1999 
    Keele University, UK, PhD in Economics

Research Areas

  • Environmental Management (050205)