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Christopher Ives

Associate Professor of Sustainability Science, 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' research interests are broad and typically bring together different disciplinary approaches and types of knowledge to tackle real-world sustainability challenges, especially in urban settings. In particular, he is interested in understanding how people relate to and interact with the natural environments, and the dynamics of sustainability transformations. Increasingly his work is focussed on the 'deeper' dimensions of sustainability such as values, beliefs, worldviews, and the potential for religion to offer new perspectives on sustainability challenges.


  • 2022–present
    Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
  • 2016–2021
    Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • 2015–2016
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Leuphana University
  • 2012–2015
    Research Fellow, RMIT University
  • 2011–2012
    Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne


  • 2021 
    University of Nottingham, PGCHE
  • 2012 
    Macquarie University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Macquarie University, BEnvSc