Research Fellow - School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania

I am a Research Fellow in the School of Land and Food within the discipline of geography and spatial sciences.

In recent years I have worked on projects investigating regional climate change adaptation, premium wine value chain development, and understanding and developing capacities and attitudes of actors in the agrifood sector.

My recently finished 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, 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.

Education

  • 1996 
    University of Tasmania, Graduate Diploma Environmental Studies
  • 1990 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science - Landscape Architecture