ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Samantha Strong

Samantha StrongSamantha Strong
ILWS PhD Candidate

Topic Exploring paradoxes of native vegetation management in south east Australia in the early 21st century in the context of bushfire.


Sam, who lives on the family farm at Ruffy, near Seymour in Victoria,  began her PhD in February 2013 by Distance Education. Her principal supervisor is Dr Catherine Allan and co-supervisor A/Prof Ian Lunt.

Her Masters project, under the supervision of Dr Catherine Allan was a discourse analysis of public responses (as expressed in the newspapers of the time) to three major bushfires in Victoria- 1851, 1939 and 1983.

After Victoria's 2009 bushfires, Sam  worked with Parks Victoria's Fire Recovery Program in a community engagement role. In 2012 she worked as a statewide program coordinator for a community education program "Fishcare".

Her PhD is exploring a range of paradoxes, or perverse ironies and contradictions, associated with complex native vegetation management issues following bushfires in Victoria, and the ACT.


Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture), RMIT, 1992
Post-graduate Diploma & Masters Environmental Management, CSU, 2010

Strategic Research Areas

  • Woody Regrowth in Rural Landscapes

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