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 convenes the Human Ecology program at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. He is also visiting Professor at the College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños. His current research centres on the application of dynamic systems thinking to problems in Human Ecology and Sustainability Science more generally. He has been involved in a range of projects that focus on global food systems. He is the Food and Nutrition Security working group leader for the Sustainable Cities and Landscape hub of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. He is also involved with a range of activities around Education for Sustainability, and is particularly interested in the potential contribution of online modules to enhance international teaching and learning collaborations, particularly in partnership with regional developing nations. 

Robert is President Emeritus of the international Society for Human Ecology (SHE). He is also Chair of the Human Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). He is editor of the journal Human Ecology Review. He is co-Chair of the ANU Humanities and Social Sciences Delegated Ethics Review Committee (DERC). He has also been academic advisor to Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). He has been awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (then ‘Carrick’) citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. With Barry Newell, he is author of Understanding Human Ecology published by Routledge (2105).



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