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I am a scholar–consultant–gardener based in Central Victoria with my young family.
I live and work on unceded Taungurung Country and pay my respects to Elders past and present and to Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia.
INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
I have a PhD in Environmental Studies (Fenner School, Australian National University) and over ten years of professional academic and practical work experience.
I am a Lecturer, Environmental Humanities with the Centre for the Study of the Inland, La Trobe University, and Research Fellow, University of Tasmania.
I specialise in environmental history, geography, ecology and storytelling. I am interested in issues of social and environmental justice and how environmental management practices do social and political work.
SOCIAL RESEARCH & CONSULTING
I am an experienced social researcher specialising in qualitative interviewing and workshop facilitation with individuals and groups. I draw on academic research training and professional experience in local government and private consulting roles.
Most often, my work is informed by grounded theory and participatory action research so as to support inclusive dialogue and adaptive management outcomes. Experience with Indigenous peoples, children, scientists, private industry leaders, educators, landholders and community groups means I am able to tailor my contribution to achieve individual community and project goals, while operating within the guidelines of a strong ethical practice.