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The Australian National University

Professor Stewart Lockie

B.App.Sci.(Agriculture)(Hons), Ph.D. (Sociology)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental Sociology 160802
  • Environment Policy 160507
  • Rural Sociology 160804
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation And Social Impact Assessment 160801

Research interests

Environmental sociology; Sociology of food and agriculture; Development studies; Social impact assessment


Fellow, The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

President, International Sociological Association Research Committee on Environment and Society (RC24).

International Council for Science, Committee on Scientific Planning and Review

Honorary Professorial Fellow, Charles Darwin University.

Adjunct Professor, Central Queensland University.

Editorial Board, Sociologia Ruralis

Editorial Board, International Journal of Comparative Sociology


Researcher's projects

Conflicting Temporalities of Climate Governance: A Comparative Sociology of Policy Design and Operationalization in Australia and the UK (2013–2015). Australian Research Council.

The Social and Environmental Implications of Privately Regulated Food Quality Standards for Agri-Food Networks in Asia-Pacific (2009–2011). Australian Research Council.

Future Sustainability of Australia’s Mineral Industry, Stream 3 – Regional Minerals Futures: Regions in Transition (2009–2012). CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Research Fund.


Public Safety and Security of Supply of Energy Pipelines (2010–2020). Cooperative Research Centre for Energy Pipelines.

Public safety, community consultation and organisational requirements for carbon dioxide pipelines (2012-2013). Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

Current student projects

Maree Collins. Pathways to Better Practice: Developing evidence-based responses to current challenges of recruitment and retention in the child protection sector in Western Australia.

Jasmine Glover. Inserting South Indian production networks into geographies of the cut flower industry.

Hedda Ransan-Elliott. Understanding Human Migration as an Adaptation Response to Climate Change.

Alisa Hasamoh. Post-disaster mechanisms: a comparative study of recovery mechanisms from disasters in Aceh, Indonesia and the southern provinces of Thailand.

Bui Duc Kinh. Ecosystem-based adaptation in the Mekong Delta: an integrated forest management.

Rebeka Tennent. Aid for Trade: Private Food Standards, Food Security and Poverty Reduction.

Mei Ling Wong. The social construction of risk and the operationalization of safety: a case study of civilian nuclear technology in India.


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