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Biography

I received a PhD in Human Geography from The University of Queensland (2020). My doctoral research illuminated the influence of emergency food aid on the root causes of disaster vulnerability in Indigenous food systems. Between 2021 and 2023 I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), where I worked on a large project exploring the social, environmental, and political dimensions of climate change loss and damage. I am currently a Vice Chancellor Fellow (Assistant Professor) at Northumbria University, Department of Social Sciences. I also remain a Guest Researcher at LUCSUS.

Research interests

My research interests cover the broad domain of human-environmental relations. I explore human-environmental relations through the examination of social, cultural, and political impacts of, and responses to, disasters, climate change, and environmental change. I am currently working on research projects exploring climate change loss and damage, cross-scale climate adaptation, and climate immobilities. I have undertaken ethnographic research in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu and will be doing fieldwork in Sweden and the United Kingdom over the coming years.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, University of Queensland

20172020

Award Date: 28 Sept 2020

External positions

Lund University

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