Krishna K. Shrestha

Associate Professor in International Development & Convenor of Master of Developent Studies, UNSW

Fields: Environment and Human Geography, Climate Change Adaptation, Development Planning and Policy, Disaster Governance; Environmental Justice
Tags: Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society, Climate Change Adaptation Measures, Rights to environmental and natural resources, Environmental Ethics, Forest and Woodlands Land Management

Krishna K. Shrestha is a development and environmental geographer. His research emphasises four key areas: a) environmental politics, b) climate adaptive urbanisation, c) food security and livelihoods, and d) disaster resilience. Connecting these is an overarching analytical thread of social and environmental justice, which underpins my research outputs and engagements in South Asia and Australia. He has the interdisciplinary qualification, with higher degrees in Geography (PhD Sydney), Higher Education (Grad. Cert. Sydney), Environmental Policy and Management (MEEM, UTS) and Forestry (BSc TU Nepal).

Krishna is currently Associate Professor in Development Studies and Convenor of Master of Development Studies at the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to this appointment, Krishna was Program Director at the Urban and Regional Planning and Policy at the University of Sydney. He also held academic and professional positions at the University of Queensland, Macquarie University and the Department of Forests in Nepal. He served as a member of the Academic Board at the University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australia Award (Endeavour Research Fellowship) by the Australian Government in 2012.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor and Convenor of Masters Program, UNSW Sydney
  • 2012–2017
    Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Masters Program, UNSW Sydney
  • 2007–2012
    Program Director, Urban Planning & Policy, University of Sydney
  • 2006–2007
    UQ Postdoc, University of Queensland

Education

  • 2008 
    University of Sydney, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1999 
    University of Technology Sydney, Masters
  • 1995 
    Tribhuban University, Bachelor in Science in Forestry

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Disaster justice
    Role:
    Project leader
    Funding Source:
    CARE Nepal
  • 2016
    Disaster governance
    Role:
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    NUS fellowship Singapore
  • 2015
    Cities, water and climate change
    Role:
    Co-investogator
    Funding Source:
    International Development Research Centre
  • 2014
    Remittance economy
    Role:
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    UNSW
  • 2013
    Food Security
    Role:
    Project Co-leader for a project of $2.5 million
    Funding Source:
    Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • 2013
    Climate justice
    Role:
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    Endeavour fellowship, Australian Government
  • 2012
    Urban Forestry
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Horticulture Australia
  • 2010
    Equity and climate change adaptation
    Role:
    Project Leader
    Funding Source:
    Usyd
  • 2008
    Politics of environmental planning
    Role:
    Project Leader
    Funding Source:
    University of Sydney
  • 2007
    Community participation in natural resource management
    Role:
    Project leader
    Funding Source:
    UQ
  • 2004
    Political Ecology of Community Forestry
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Usyd

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Australian Geographers
  • New South Wales Geographical Society
  • Planning Institute Australia
  • American Association of Geographers
  • Nepal Foresters Association
  • Bridge The Gap Nepal

Honours

Visiting Senior Research Fellowship (National University of Singapore); Australia Award (Australian Government); Maxwell Ralph Jacobs Award (IFA)