Dr Robert Dyball

Senior Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental Education And Extension 050203
  • Environmental Science And Management 0502
  • Other Studies In Human Society 1699
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development 070108


Robert is the Fenner School of Environment and Society Associate Director Higher Degree by Research, where he convenes the Human Ecology program. He is also visiting Professor at the College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños. He is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His current research centres on the application of dynamic systems thinking to problems in Human Ecology and Sustainability Science more generally. He is involved in projects that focus on delivering just and sustainable food and nutrient security across different scales. He is interested in Education for Sustainability initiatives, particularly in the potential contribution of hybrid online platforms to enhance international teaching and learning collaborations with regional nations, including the Philippines. 

Robert is President Emeritus of the international Society for Human Ecology. He is also past Chair of the Human Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America. He is Editor in Chief of the journal Human Ecology Review. He has been awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (then ‘Carrick’) citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. With Barry Newell, he is the author of Understanding Human Ecology (2nd edition) published by Routledge (2023).




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