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Assistant Professor in Environment and Society, University of Nottingham

Dr. Chris Ives is an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in urban social-ecological systems and the human dimensions of environmental management. He joined the School of Geography in 2016 after holding research positions at universities in Australia and Germany. Chris is interested in understanding how people relate to and interact with the natural world, and how social and environmental knowledge can be used to inform action for sustainability.

His interests lie in understanding how science can be used to inform environmental decision making and sustainability. He undertook his PhD at Macquarie University, where he studied the biodiversity and management of urban riparian corridors in Sydney. Since this time he has worked on a diverse range of projects spanning the fields of environmental psychology, landscape assessment, urban planning and conservation science. His current research is focused on understanding how reconnecting people with nature can help transition society towards sustainability.


  • 2012–present
    Research Fellow, RMIT University
  • 2011–2012
    Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne


  • 2012 
    Macquarie University, PhD