Dr Anna Lukasiewicz

Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University, 2012
Senior Project Officer, Disaster Risk Science Institute
College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Natural Resource Management 050209
  • Environmental Management 050205
  • Environment Policy 160507

Research interests

I work mainly at the interface of justice and natural resource management. This includes:

  • Social justice (resource distribution, decision-making processes, the environment as a stakeholder, and stakeholder-decision-maker interactions)
  • Water governance (management, policy analysis, climate change adaptation, stakeholder engagement, and institutional analysis)
  • Disaster justice (natural disaster management policy and management in disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery)


With a diverse education that includes international development, sustainability and water governance, I research topics around the distribution of natural resources (including how decision-making processes are structured and stakeholder-decision maker interactions); water governance (including water management, climate change adaptation and stakeholder engagement); and natural hazard management (especially policy around disaster resilience).

I am particularly interested in how local communities participate in decision-making processes and how they can adapt to structural reforms and climate change.

Researcher's projects

May 2019 – Sep 2019: ANU Enterprise "Encouraging the uptake of Climate Smart Farming Practices"

Nov 2015 – Nov 2016: ANU College of Law "Policies, Institutions and Governance in Natural Hazards"

Current student projects

Yiwen Chen (2019) "Assessing hydro-ecological impacts of environmental water for wetland restoration in the Murray-Darling Basin" (Masters)


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