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Tel: +61 7 5459 4891

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Sustainability Research Centre
Innovation Centre
University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs
Queensland  4556

Postal address

Sustainability Research Centre (ML28)
University of the Sunshine Coast
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Our people

Associate Directors
  • Associate Professor Wilson Cabral, Adjunct Associate Professor, Water resources management, environmental economics and climate change adaptation
  • Dr Maria de Lourdes Melo Zurita, Adjunct Research Fellow, Water governance & climate change adaptation (Former Research Fellow at USC)
  • Mr Brendan Doran, Adjunct Professor, International Relations
  • Dr Pedro Fidelman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Coastal and marine systems, climate change adaptation, natural resource management (Former Research Fellow at USC)
  • Prof John Fien, Adjunct Professor, Education for Sustainable Development
  • Dr Eva Friman, Adjunct Professor, Ecological economics, SWEDESD, (Uppsala University, Sweden).
  • Dr Takahisa Furuichi, Adjunct Senior Fellows, Geomorphology, hydrology and climatology and socio-economic implications (Former Research Fellow at USC)
  • Professor Bruce Glavovic, Adjunct Professor, Coastal management, hazards, governance and resilience (Massey University)
  • Dr Jeremy Hills, Adjunct Professor, Director, Institute of Marine Resources, The University of the South Pacific
  • Professor Ken Hughey, Adjunct Professor, Research on Tourism and Climate Change (Department of Environmental Management, Lincoln University)
  • Professor Tor Hundloe, Adjunct Professor, World leader in ecological economics and Life Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Professor Dale Jamieson, Adjunct Professor, Ethics & environmental philosophy, (New York University, New York).
  • Professor Robert Kay, Adjunct Professor, Climate change vulnerability impacts and adaptation assessment, geomorphology and coastal planning and management (ICF International)
  • Dr Amanda Kennedy, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Law-based Multidisciplinary Research (Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law; School of Law, University of New England)
  • Dr David Kronlid, Adjunct Professor, Environmental ethics, ecofeminism, holistic mobility with a focus on its existential, ethical & environmental ethical aspects. Climate change justice, mobility and education for sustainable development (Uppsala University, Sweden).
  • Professor Ken Lyons, Adjunct Professor, Geographic Data (Spatial Information Services, AU)
  • Dr Anna Lyth, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Urban sustainability, integrated urban climate change strategy and resilience research (RED Sustainability Consultants).
  • Dr Evanthie Michalena, Adjunct Associate Professor, associate with the ENEC Laboratory, Sorbonne University, France. Expertise in the clean technology sector. Special Adviser in the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Greece. Currently based in Suva, Fiji.

  • Professor Marc Miller, Adjunct Professor, Tourism Planning and Development; Coastal Zone Management; Cultural Anthropology; Natural Resource Management; Ethnographic Methods; Waterfront and Port Planning; Marine Affairs; Marine Parks and Recreation (School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington)
  • Associate Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Geography; Coastal Management (University of Adelaide)
  • Professor Mark Orams, Adjunct Professor, Coastal and marine recreation and sustainable tourism (Auckland University of Technology)
  • Prof Gary Pickering, Adjunct Professor, Climate change and impacts, climate change adaptation, and climate change psychology, (Brock University, Canada).
  • Dr Ryan Plummer, Adjunct Professor, Resilience; Social Ecological Systems (Director of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre [ESRC], Brock University, Canada)
  • Professor Benjamin Preston, Adjunct Professor (Oakridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Associate Professor Anne Roiko, Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health, Griffith University
  • Dr Lisa Ryan, Adjunct Associate Lecturer (former Associate Lecturer at USC)
  • Dr Erin Smith, Adjunct Research Fellow, Rural geography, regional & environmental change management (Former Research Fellow at USC)
  • Dr Frank Thomalla, Adjunct Associate Professor, hazard, vulnerability and climate change research (University of Sydney)
  • Dr Stephen J Walsh, Adjunct Professor, Geographic Information (Center for Galapagos Studies, San Cristobal Island, Ecuador)
  • Associate Professor Katherine Warner, Adjunct Associate Professor, Regional Senior Expert, Climate Change and Environment, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala, Uganda 
  • Dr Richard Wilson, Adjunct Professor, Border Security and Associated Issues (Former Principal Research Fellow at USC)
  • Gail Wilkins: Administration Officer – Sustainability Research Centre
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