Dr Marjorie Sullivan

BSc (USyd), MSc (UNSW), PhD (ANU)
Visiting Fellow, Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Environmental Rehabilitation (Excl. Bioremediation) 050207
  • Natural Resource Management 050209

Research interests

Human impact on landscapes, Quaternary to present; landforming processes in tropical, arid and coastal areas; environmental management; environmental issues in development; links between poverty and environment; development activity designs.


Marjorie is a physical geographer who has worked on arid, tropical, coastal and cold-climate landforms and catchment hydrology. Her main research interests are human impact on landscapes, both current and prehistoric, and a range of environmental, natural resource management and development issues including the links between poverty and environment. An ongoing interest in climate change stems from being a member of the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, looking at small island states. She has worked as an academic in Australia and PNG, in land management and on customary land resources and landuse in the Pacific and Asia, and as an adviser to AusAID.

Career highlights

Formerly Cultural Resources Manager, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Southeast Region; Professor of Geography, UPNG; in-house Environment Adviser, AusAID; and environmental management consultant.

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