I am a human geographer at the University of Tasmania. My current research includes investigating barriers to the effective practice of shared responsibilities in agricultural biosecurity across Australia and cross cultural collaboration in climate change adaption research.
In recent years I have worked on projects investigating polarization of debate in resource use conflicts, regional climate change adaptation, premium wine value chain development, and understanding and developing capacities and attitudes of actors in the agrifood sector.
My PhD thesis was titled: When timber production comes out of the woods: Post-forestry states in wood and forest socio-ecological systems. It analysed global shifts in forestry to post-forestry conditions in forest ecosystem management and wood production systems.
My research interests are in understanding social change in complex adaptive socio-ecological resource use systems. I am an interdisciplinary researcher with academic focus in political economy, trans-disciplinary geography, and science and technology studies.
Prior to academia I had nearly twenty years’ experience as a designer, planner, facilitator and analyst working with landscapes, nature conservation and natural resource management.