Ms Elizabeth G Boulton

PhD, Masters Environment; MBA; BaArts (Hons)
Honorary Lecturer (Level B) Fenner School Environment & Society

Research interests

My Doctorate research investigated the notion of framing climate and environmental change as a threat.  Drawing upon eco-philosopher Timothy Morton's "Hyperobject" notion, it develops the idea that CEC equates to a new type of threat - a hyperthreat. I develop a new conceptual framework for security in the Anthropocene, called 'Entangled Security' and a concept for a 'hyper-response'.

I also investigate new approaches to transdiscplinary sense-making, especially the fusion of 'old' and 'new' forms of scholarship, the Humanities and the sciences. 


My professional background is almost equally divided between work in emergency logistics (as an Australian Army Logistics Officer and with NGOs in Africa) and in the climate science and policy sector.

I have worked as a consultant on sustainable transport and logistics for local and State goverments; on community wind-farm projects, and in stakeholder engagement, liaison and project management roles within the climate / enviro science sector. 

Internationally, I have worked in Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan); the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. 

My research and writing work covers climate-security and framing, but I also explore leadership and teamwork in the context of changing socio-cultural trends.  



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