Associate Professor in Geography, University of Wollongong

I am a human geographer and environmental social scientist. I did my PhD on cattle culture, land, and resource management in Central Australia. Since then I have conducted research on household sustainabilty and natural resource management in high amenity rural and per-urban areas. My current research focuses on resident perceptions of bushfire risk and amenity in peri-urban areas and invasive plant management by lifestyle rural landholders. I am with the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS) at the University of Wollongong.

Publications include:

Graham, S., Metcalf, A.L., Gill, N., Niemiec, R., Moreno, C., Bach, T., Ikutegbe, V., Hallstrom, L., Ma, Z., Lubeck, A. (2019) Opportunities for better use of collective action theory in research and governance for invasive species management. Conservation Biology 33, 275-287

Gill, N., Graham, S., Cross, R. and Taylor, E. (2018) Weed hygiene practices in rural industries and public land management: variable knowledge, patchy implementation, inconsistent coordination. Journal of Environmental Management, 223(1), pp. 140-149

Edwards, A. and Gill, N. (2016) Living with landscape fire: landholder understandings of agency, scale and control within fiery entanglements, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34(6), 1080-1097

Gill, N., Osman P., Head, L., Moyer, M., Waitt, G., Gibson, C. Harada, T. (2015) Looking Beyond Installation: Why households struggle to make the most of solar hot water systems, Energy Policy, 87, 83-94. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.08.038 – Open Access

Gill, N., Dun, O, Brennan-Horley, C. and Eriksen, C. (2015) Landscape preferences, amenity and bushfire risk in New South Wales, Australia, Environmental Management, 56 (3) 738–753.

Edwards, A. and Gill, N (2015) Divergent Approaches to Resolving Pressures on DRR and NRM Programs: A Case Study of Sustainable Fire Management Training, Geoforum, 65, 213–221.

Gill, N. (2013) Making Country Good: Environmental Change and Stewardship in Central Australian Pastoral Culture, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, DOI: 10.1111/tran.12025

Gibson, C. Head, L, Gill, N., Waitt, G, Farbotko, C. (2013) Household Sustainability: Challenges and Dilemmas in Everyday Life, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Abrams, J., Gosnell, H., Gill, N., and Klepeis, P. (2012) Re-creating the Rural, Reconstructing Nature: Environmental Implications of Amenity Migration: An International Literature Review, Conservation and Society, 10(3), 270-84. DOI:10.4103/0972-4923.101837

Eriksen, C. and Gill, N. (2010) Bushfire and everyday life: examining the awareness-action 'gap' in changing rural landscapes, Geoforum, 41, 814-825.

Gill, N., Klepeis, P and Chisholm, L., (2010) Stewardship among lifestyle oriented rural landowners. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management53(3). 317-334

Gill, N. (2005) Aboriginal Pastoralism, Social Embeddedness and Cultural Continuity in Central Australia, Society and Natural Resources, 18, 1-16.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Geography, University of Wollongong


  • 2000 
    University of NSW, PhD