Dr Glenn Althor

PhD; BEnvMan (Hons 1)
Research coursework convenor/Research Officer
ANU College of Science and ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental Science And Management 0502
  • Human Geography 1604
  • Urban And Regional Planning 1205
  • Social And Cultural Geography 160403

Research interests

  • Using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods to explore distributive relationships between environmental quality and social demographics
  • Urban geography and the distribution of resources among diverse social and demographic groups
  • Win-Win relationships between environmental management and people's well-being


Glenn is a multidisciplinary researcher with an interest in understanding the relationships between distribution of natural resources, and social inequities and inequalities, through an Environmental and Social Justice lens. In particular, he is driven to highlight issues of social and environmental injustice, where particular social groups are unfairly disadvantaged by such distributions. Glenn’s research has examined these issues across highly diverse geographies from small villages in Cambodia, to climate change inequities at the global scale, using a range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.

Glenn’s current research projects include examining the demographic and behavioural determinants of urban greenspace use (before and during the COVID19 crisis), examining the distributive relationships between air pollution and demographic groups in Australia, and understanding the perceptions of the Australian public to the cattle industry.

At the Fenner School of Environment & Society, Glenn is responsible for the development, convenorship, and content delivery of the school’s Honours and Masters graduate research courses.

Available student projects

Please get in touch if you are interested in graduate research that explores:

  • Environmental social science projects (including utilising survey or interview methods)
  • Environmental and social justice projects
  • Systematic literature review projects
  • Social and spatial distributions of urban services (such as greenspace, food, or public services)

Current student projects

Philippa Russell Brown, Honours student at ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society: "Understanding the biophysical and social determinants of freshwater availability in Tuvalu".

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Updated:  15 June 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers