Dr. Margaret Ayre holds a Batchelor of Forest Science (Hons.)
and doctorate (History and Philosophy of Science) from The University of Melbourne. Her doctoral thesis was on the development of contemporary, cross-cultural and sea management strategies on Aboriginal estates in North Eastern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. She has worked as: a land/water management planner (1994/5); Lecturer with the Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (1995/7); as a Senior Policy Officer (2002/07) on the development of national oceans policy; as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with CSIRO (2007/10) in collaborative water planning; and (since 2010) as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne where she works on transdisciplinary projects investigating responses to climate variability, effective catchment management and agricultural and regional development. An applied social scientist, her research interests are in the production of scientific knowledge and the relationship between science, technology and society in natural resource management policy and practice, agricultural development and Indigenous community-based land and sea management.
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Enrolling advisers in governing privatised agricultural extension in Australia: challenges and opportunities for the research, development and extension system
Jana-Axinja Paschen, Nicole Reichelt, Barbara King, Margaret Ayre, Ruth Nettle
Journal article | 2017 | The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
Carlton Connect Initiative: a blueprint for regional water productivity
Michael Stewardson, Dominic SKINNER, Margaret Ayre, Snow Barlow, B Cook, Robert Farquharson, Sigfredo Fuentes, Lee Godden, David Karoly, Kenneth Langford, veronika NEMES, Ruth Nettle, Murray Peel, Vincent Pettigrove, Ian Rutherfurd, Dongryeol Ryu, K Saleem, Peter Scales, Mohsen Kalantari-Soltanieh, James Webb, et al.
Report | 2014
A consultation process for developing an innovation agenda for Regional Water Productivity in Australia: the case of a fledgling innovation platform in research
Margaret Ayre, Ruth Nettle, Erazo Bobenrieth
Conference Proceedings | 2014
Research in innovation studies suggests that appropriate starting conditions are required if alignment of research to practice and..
Supporting Integration: Knowledge co-development in a large multidisciplinary research project on water use and management in Victoria’s Goulburn-Broken catchment
SML Love, MLA Ayre, RAN Nettle
Conference Proceedings | 2010 | 8th World Congress 2010: Participatory Action Research and Action Learning
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Fellow of the Peter Cullen Trust
Senior Lecturer (Rural Innovation & Adaptation)
Agriculture And Food
Peter Cullen Trust
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Batchelor of Forest Science
University of Melbourne