ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Members

  • ABC
  • DEF
  • GHI
  • JKL
  • MNO
  • PQR
  • STU
  • VWXYZ

A B C

Associate Professor Catherine Allan
Environmental Sociologist

Research Interests

  • Adaptive environmental management
  • Environmental sociology
  • Social ecological systems
  • Participatory processes and social learning

Dr Michael Antolovich
Computer Scientist

Research Interests

  • Drones and 3D printing
  • AI and robotic systems
  • Data analysis and visualisation
  • Sensor networks

Dr Larissa Bamberry
Sociologist

Research Interests

  • Gender relations in households, labour markets and workplaces
  • Work-life balance and gender equality
  • Employment relations and bargaining
  • Regional growth and development in Australia

Dr Yapa Bandara
Economist

Research Interests

  • Immigration, internal migration and benefits to regional economies
  • Economic wellbeing of farmers and farming families
  • Financial liberalisation and poverty alleviation in regional economies

Professor Lee Baumgartner
Ecologist - Fisheries and River Management

Research Interests

  • Freshwater fisheries
  • Fish passage and migration
  • Mitigating human disturbances
  • Hydropower
  • Riverine ecology

Dr Maree BernothAssociate Professor Maree Bernoth
Researcher of Ageing

Research Interests

  • Ageing
  • Rural ageing
  • Working with older people
  • Co-creation (with older people) of learning and knowing about ageing

Dr Rui Bi
Social Researcher

Research Interests

  • Regional entrepreneurships
  • Strategic management
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability

Dr Phillip Birch
Criminologist

Research Interests

  • Criminology and community justice policy and practice
  • Sex and deviancy Studies

Associate Professor Rosemary Black
Social Scientist

Research Interests

  • Social dimensions in natural resource management, protected areas and tourism
  • Environmental education, heritage interpretation, tour guiding
  • Ecotourism and sustainable tourism
  • Sustainability and sustainable behaviours

Dr Jennifer Bond
Social Scientist

Research Interests

  • Natural resource conflict and political ecology
  • Pest management in agriculture
  • Gender

Dr Donna Bridges
Sociologist

Research Interests

  • Military sociology – women’s integration into defence forces and gender relations in the ADF
  • Gender –  peace and security
  • Gender and work – non-traditional work occupations

Professor Oliver Burmeister
Computer Scientist

Research Interests

  • Improving quality of life through social technologies (mostly in areas related to mental health)
  • Improving professional practice

Dr Belinda Cash
Social Researcher

Research Interests

  • Ageing and informal caregiving
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Health and welfare service provision in rural and regional areas

Dr Arnela Ceric
Human Resource Management Researcher

Research Interests

Use and impact of online technology in HRM
Managing people, work and well-being in the Digital Economy

Dr Emma Colvin
Criminologist

Research Interests

  • Social justice, postcode justice
  • State care and criminalisation
  • Bail, court processes and procedures, access to justice, prisons and remand imprisonment
  • Therapeutic jurisprudence and ‘problem’ solving initiatives
  • Family and domestic violence

Dr John Conallin
Freshwater fisheries researcher

Research Interests

  • Fisheries ecology and research
  • Social-ecological systems and approaches
  • Adaptive Management and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Environmental flows
  • Novel ecosystems - Agro-ecosystems

Dr Andrea Crampton
Molecular Parasitologist

Research Interests

  • Water quality
  • Microbiology and parasitology
  • Science communication
  • Health and environmental literacy

Dr Richard Crabbe
Spatial Scientist

Research Interests

  • Vegetation (pasture and forest) biomass modelling
  • Land surface phenology
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Carbon flux measurement
  • Machine learning in spatial science

Dr Richard Culas
Agricultural Economist

Research Interests

  • Agricultural, environmental and development economics
  • Developmental economics

D E F

Professor Rylee Dionigi
Social Scientist

Research Interests

  • Socio-cultural and socio-psychological dimensions of ageing, sport and physical activity in Western societies
  • Healthy ageing and leisure in later life
  • Critiquing health promotion trajectories

Katie DoyleDr Katie Doyle
Freshwater fish Scientist

Research Interests

  • Freshwater fisheries
  • Fish biology and Fisheries science
  • Riverine ecology

Dr James Farley
Photographer

Research Interests

  • Photographic integration of creative practice and ecological thinking into life, work, art and community
  • Aesthetic traditions of Colonialism, Patriarchy and Capitalism
  • Western dualistic thinking and the aesthetics of the Anthropocene

Raf FreireAssociate Professor Raf Freire
Ethologist

Research Interests

  • Impact of anthropogenic factors on animal behaviour and welfare
  • Complex decision making in animals
  • Animal cognition

G H I

Dr Jenni Greig
Social scientist

  • Research Interests
    Social science research methodology
  • Social impact assessment
  • Regional communities
  • Public and private decision-making

Associate Professor Andrew Hall
Spatial Scientist
Acting Director ILWS

Research Interests

  • Landscape phenology, habitat occupancy and remote sensing image analysis
  • Novel GIS techniques
  • Climatology
  • Climate change and variability

Professor John Hicks Professor John Hicks
Economist

Research Interests

  • Labour economics
  • Regional economics
  • Emergency Management

Dr Travis Holland
Communication researcher

Research Interests

  • Local government
  • Media as it relates to place and space
  • Fan communities

Dr Ana HortaDr Ana Horta
Spatial Scientist

Research Interests

  • Geospatial data analysis for environmental and health applications including data mining & data integration
  • Geostatistical modelling algorithms and uncertainty assessment

Dr Julia Howitt Vale Dr Julia Howitt
Environmental Chemist

Sadly, Julia passed from recurring cancer in April 2020

Research Interests

  • Cycling of carbon, nutrients and trace metals in aquatic environments
  • Environmental water use
  • Biogeochemistry, pollution, analytical chemistry including trace analysis, workplace chemical contamination

Associate Professor Xiaodi HuangAssociate Professor Xiaodi Huang
Computer Scientist

Research Interests

  • Data Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Computer Applications in Environments

Dr Paul HumphriesAssociate Professor Paul Humphries
River and Fish Ecologist
Leader Fish Ecology Collaborative Research Unit

Research Interests

  • Relationships between riverine biota and flow
  • Historical ecology, especially in the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Spawning and early life history
  • Dispersal of the young stages of fish and shrimps in rivers

Professor Valerie Ingham Associate Professor Valerie Ingham
Social Scientist

Research Interests

  • Fire services, emergency management and community recovery
  • Time-pressured decision making
  • Shared responsibility and community resilience
  • Perceptions of risk and resilience in Bangladeshi and Australian communities

Dr Mir Rabiul IslamDr Mir Rabiul Islam
Environmental social scientist

Research Interests

  • Community resilience and recovery from disasters
  • Social networks, social capital and community development
  • Climate justice and human rights
  • Racism and inter-ethnic relations in multicultural societies
  • Age discrimination, positive ageing and social engagements
  • Social and community aspects of disability
  • Public perceptions of police behaviour towards the vulnerable groups

J K L

Stacey JenkinsDr Stacey Jenkins
Social Researcher

Research Interests

  • Work-life balance and employee wellness
  • Employability, diversity, inclusion and equality
  • Measuring and evaluating the impact of human capital initiatives
  • Regional growth and development in Australia

Dr Jodie Kleinschafer
Consumer Behaviour Researcher

Research Interests

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Social and not-for-profit marketing
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme: Transition in Western NSW region
  • Household energy efficiency
  • Regional Australia

Dr Alexandra Knight
Interdisciplinary researcher and frog ecologist

Research Interests

  • Evaluating environmental knowledge exchange
  • Community biodiversity survey and capacity building
  • Frog ecology
  • Linking environmental research with action

Dr Mobushir KhanDr Mobushir Khan (Moby)
Applied Remote Sensing & GIS Specialist

Research Interests

  • Food security
  • Agriculture mapping and monitoring
  • Groundwater and surface water hydrology
  • Mobile and web-based decision tools
  • Cattle disease (hotspot)

Associate Professor Branka Krivokapic-Skoko
Economist and Economic Sociologist

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Rural development
  • Rural social science
  • Rural demographic changes
  • Research methods

Clifford LewisDr Clifford Lewis
Tourism Development Researcher

Research Interests

  • Regional tourism strategy
  • Destination management
  • Millennial decision making

Dr Zhenquan Li (Jan)
Modelling and Simulation, Computational Scientist
Research Interests

  • Modelling and simulation
  • Computational methods for fluid flow
  • Applications of computational methods in practice

Dr Miao Li
Engineer

Research Interests

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Non-linear structural dynamics
  • Computational mechanics and numerical modelling

Dr Xiaoying Liu (Sha sha)
Environmental Scientist

Research Interests

  • Environmental biogeochemistry of freshwater ecosystems
  • Transdisciplinary research on inland aquatic ecosystems
  • Conservation and management of inland aquatic environments

Jessie LymnDr Jessie Lymn
Information Studies Researcher

Research Interests

  • Regional collections (in galleries, libraries, archives and museums)
  • LGBTIQ studies (with a regional focus)
  • Archives
  • Community activism

M N O

Reza MahinroostaDr Reza Mahinroosta
Engineer (Geotechnical)

Research Interests

  • Numerical and experimental modelling of soil and water interaction
  • Soil remediation and modelling soil contamination
  • Analysis and monitoring of dams, soil and rock mass stability
  • Seismic analysis of geo-structures

Dr Andrew Manning
Social Scientist

Research Interests

  • Public policy and government
  • Policy making processes
  • Regional development and regional studies

Professor Frank Marino
Exercise Physiology and Human Health Researcher

Research Interests

  • Thermoregulation during exercise in both health and disease
  • The relationship between hydration and human performance in health and disease states
  • The evolutionary biology of human endurance and thirst

Dr Melanie Massaro
Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecologist and Ornithologist

Research Interests

  • Management of endangered bird species
  • Reintroduction biology
  • Conservation genetics
  • Conservation physiology
  • Quantifying threats of invasive species and diseases to native fauna

Dr Helen Masterman-Smith
Sociologist

Research Interests

  • Environmental justice
  • Sustainable community development
  • Human-animal relations
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Community-embedded research

Dr Nicole McCasker
Riverine Ecologist 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • River and floodplain ecology
  • Functional role of freshwater mussels
  • Early life history of freshwater fish

Associate Professor Dianne McGrath
Social Accountant

Research Interests

  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Professional accounting education in regions

Faye McMillanAssociate Professor Faye McMillan
Indigenous Health Researcher

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Health
  • Mental Health
  • Rural and Remote Health
  • Pharmacy

Dr Damian Michael
Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Wildlife conservation in agricultural landscapes
  • Applied herpetology
  • Rocky outcrop (inselberg) ecology
  • Restoration ecology and adaptive management

Dr Joanne Millar
Social Scientist

Research Interests

  • Livelihood and environmental impacts of international development projects
  • Action research for rural development
  • Property rights and conservation
  • Cultural management of natural resources

Dr Michael Mitchell
Social Researcher

Research Interests

  • Participatory/ transdisciplinary research and social learning
  • Resilience and social ecological systems analysis
  • Social dimensions of environmental management
  • Governance and NRM
  • Sustainability

Associate Professor Susan Mlcek
Social Researcher

Research Interests

  • Auto-ethnography
  • Community eco-development
  • Indigenous philosophy, knowledges, theories and  research methods
  • Critical whiteness studies

Professor Mark Morrison
Environmental Economist

Research Interests

  • Non-market valuation
  • Technology adoption
  • Market-based instruments
  • Indigenous entrepreneurship
  • Climate change communications
  • Human Resource Management

Tahmid NayeemDr Tahmid Nayeem
Communication and Consumer Psychology Researcher

Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural consumer behaviour studies
  • Social marketing
  • Marketing strategy
  • Knowledge management
  • Community engagement

Associate Professor Dale Nimmo
Conservation Biologist and Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Managing landscapes to minimise the effects on biodiversity of large-scale disturbances, such as fire, climatic extremes, and habitat fragmentation

Dr Nathan Ning
Aquatic Ecologist

Research Interests

  • River and wetland ecology
  • Relationships between riverine biota and flow
  • Zooplankton dynamics

Associate Professor Dominic O'Sullivan
Political Scientist

Research Interests

  • Comparative indigenous politics
  • Public policy

P Q R

Professor Kevin Parton
Agricultural Economist

Research Interests

  • Climate change policy
  • Valuing seasonal climate forecasts
  • Development economics

Professor Manohar Pawar
Social Scientist

Research Interests

  • International social work and social development
  • Sustainable Development Goals, social policy and
    social aspects of climate change and water
  • NGOs and community development
  • Informal care and ageing
  • Virtues and social work practice

Dr Nicholas Pawsey
Accountant

Research Interests

  • Water pricing
  • Efficiency of water service delivery
  • Water business  performance measurement
  • Consumer engagement by water businesses

Associate Professor Andrew Peters
Wildlife health scientist

Research Interests

  • Clinical pathologies
  • Wildlife population health
  • Conservation biology and ecology
  • Anthropogenic changes to ecosystems
  • Natural ecology of infectious protists
  • Avian biology and ecology

Dr Eileen Petrie
Nursing Researcher

Research Interests

  • Community wellness/health
  • Mental health
  • Fishing
  • Farming

Dr Karthika Krishna Pillai
Water/Coastal Engineer

Research Interests

  • Coastal Engineering and Management
  • Water resources engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Wave structure interaction
  • Climate change

Dr Jodi Price
Plant Community Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Disturbance and management of vegetation communities

Dr John Rafferty
Environmentalist

Research Interests

  • Environmental justice
  • Sustainable community development
  • Education for sustainability

Dr Angela T Ragusa

Sociologist and interdisciplinary studies

Research Interests

  • Environmental sociology
  • Health, well-being, culture and lifestyle
  • Media, communication & science/technology studies
  • Social inequality

Azizur RahmanAssociate Professor Azizur Rahman
Statistician and Data scientist

Research Interests

  • Bayesian inference, multilevel modelling and big-data analysis
  • Model validation with uncertainty or reliability estimates
  • Socioeconomic, demographic and health research
  • Spatial analysis and small area estimation
  • Statistics, data mining and deep learning

Dr Sarah Redshaw
Social researcher

Research Interests

  • Community resilience and community organisations
  • Social capital and support networks – bonding, bridging and linking capital
  • Mobilities and cultural practices
  • Qualitative research
  • Relational sociology

Professor Russell Roberts
Sociologist

Research Interests

  • Rural models of health service delivery
  • Primary mental health care

Dr Wayne Robinson
Wildlife Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Fish passage
  • Invasive ants
  • Alpine mammals’ diets
  • Monitoring design
  • River health

Dr Emma Rush
Ethicist

Research Interests

  • Environmental ethics
  • Professional and applied ethics
  • Public ethics

S T U

Saeed ShaeriDr Saeed Shaeri
Water/Coastal Engineer

Research Interests

  • Coastal engineering and management
  • Hydro-sedimentological simulation
  • Wave dynamics and transport
  • Tidal inlets

Dr Lalantha Senevirathna
Engineer

Research Interests

  • Tracer level water pollutants
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Adsorption
  • Disinfection
  • Environmental health and public health
  • School of Engineering, Bathurst

Associate Professor Peter Simmons
Communication Researcher

Research Interests

  • Analysis of social media to interpret community sentiment
  • Local government communication
  • Communication of fairness and legitimacy
  • Human relations with non-human animals
  • Organisational communication

Associate Professor Dirk HR Spennemann
Heritage Futurist

Research Interests

  • Heritage futures
  • Relevance/contribution of heritage to communities
  • Historic perspective to environmental issues
  • Rural vernacular architecture

Associate Professor Peter Spooner
Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity conservation in rural landscapes
  • Disturbance and landscape ecology of woodland ecosystems - grazing management, historical ecology, and fragmentation effects on plants
  • Plant invasion processes in road corridors
  • Road ecology - roadside vegetation management and Travelling Stock Routes (TSRs)

Dr Jessica Tout-Lyon
Marine Microbial Ecologist & Socio-Economic Researcher

Research Interests

  • Marine science: microbial ecology & molecular biology
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • Socio-economic research: modelling of industry sectors regions and communities
  • Community consultation & engagement
  • Working alongside Indigenous communities to develop community-led engagement strategies, including program design, development and delivery

Dr James Turner
Ecological physiologist

Research Interests

  • Wildlife functional ecology, comparative physiology and conservation
  • Torpor, thermal biology and energetic ecology
  • Spatial ecology, behaviour and habitat use
  • Urbanisation, climate change and environmental influence on small mammal biology

V W X Y Z

Dr Oliver Villar
Political Scientist

Research Interests

  • Political economy
  • Critical security studies
  • Latin America
  • American foreign policy

Associate Professor Skye Wassens
Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Ecology and conservation of wetland dependent amphibians

Professor David M. Watson
Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Managing biodiversity in agricultural landscapes
  • Measuring and predicting the biological effects of habitat fragmentation
  • Ecology of parasitic plants

Dr Maggie Watson
Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Parasitology
  • Ethology
  • Ecology - birds, reptiles, crayfish, urban wildlife
  • Eco-immunology

Professor Robyn Watts
Aquatic Ecologist

Research Interests

  • Ecology, restoration and management of river and floodplain environments
  • Socio-ecological systems
  • Ecohydrology
  • Adaptive environmental management

Associate Professor Rachel Whitsed
Spatial scientist

Research Interests

  • Spatial environmental modelling
  • Spatial health modelling
  • Spatial social modelling
  • Spatial modelling algorithms
  • Uncertainty in spatial modelling

Dr Simon Wright
Researcher of Sustainability and Strategy

Research Interests

  • Sustainability transitions
  • Renewable energy
  • Environmental innovation
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Circular economy
  • Role of government

Associate Profesor Lihong ZhengAssociate Profesor Lihong Zheng
Computer Scientist

Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Pattern recognition & artificial intelligence
  • Computer vision & data mining
  • Wireless sensor networks & motion and sensing systems

Liz ZnidersicDr Elizabeth Znidersic

Ecologist/ Orthinologist

Research Interests:

  • Survey and detection methodologies
  • Management of wetland bird species
  • The application of eco-acoustics as a monitoring tool for species and ecosystems
  • Island biodiversity and species reintroductions