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Dr

Stephanie Lavau

Senior Lecturer
Science
Science studies
Environmental humanities
Geography
Biodiversity
Water
Environmental management
Knowledge
Policy & practice
Nature-cultures
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Dr

Stephanie Lavau

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Environmental sociology
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Dr

Stephanie Lavau

 

Stephanie Lavau is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Environmental Practice. Her research and teaching focus on social and cultural aspects of environment management, knowledge and governance, particularly in relation to water management and biodiversity conservation.



Stephanie's research interests include:
- policy-practice relations
- contemporary and historical nature-cultures
- knowledge practices

Stephanie's research is primarily qualitative and ethnographic, and is situated at the intersection of science and technology studies, human geography, and environmental sociology. She has studied sustainable river management in Australia (funded by an APA and CSIRO); the extension of biosecurity policy into food production and environmental management in Britain (funded by ESRC); the socio-technical challenges of biological control for crop protection in Britain (funded by Plymouth University); the role of biological indicators in lay and expert apprehensions of environmental change (funded by ISSR); and community engagement in waterways management (funded by Melbourne Water).

Stephanie leads the "Community participation in waterways management" research theme and is a member of the Research Management Committee for the Melbourne Waterway Research-Practice Partnership. She convenes the Water Futures network for the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute.

Stephanie returned to Australia from the UK in 2016, where she was a Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter and then a Lecturer in Human Geography at Plymouth University. She has previous professional experience in science communication and science policy in government and not-for-profit organisations.

Projects

Displaying the 3 most recent projects by Stephanie Lavau.

Additional Information

2019. Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Climate Transformation Cluster Seed Funding, Hacking the Anthropocene
2015. Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research Collaborative Award, Signs of life: Lay and expert apprehensions of environmental change and uncertain ecological futures, Principal investigator, with Dr Simon Rundle and Dr Debbie Robinson (Plymouth University) 2013. Plymouth University Pump Priming Grant, Bugs in the system
2012. Open Innovation Platform – Link Fund, Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Exeter, for Biosecurity: Asking the right questions workshop

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Stephanie Lavau.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Award for Excellence in Education for Sustainability

University of Melbourne - Award for Excellence in Education for Sustainability

2008

Ian Langham Prize

Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science

2003

CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship

CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems Postgraduate Scholarship

2003

Australian Postgraduate Award

Australian Postgraduate Award - University of Melbourne

1998

Hermon Slade Foundation – Chevening Scholarship in Science Communication

Hermon Slade Foundation – Chevening Scholarship in Science Communication, British Foreign Office

1998

Provasoli Prize

Phycological Society of America Provasoli Prize

1994

University of Melbourne

Howitt Natural History Scholarship

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Lecturer

Science

Member

People and Nature Alliance

Fellow

Higher Education Academy (UK)

Member

Royal Geographical Society (UK)

Member

Society for Social Studies of Science (US)

Member

European Association for Studies of Science and Technology

Education

Education


Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

The University of Plymouth

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Science (Science in Society)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

University of Melbourne

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