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Simon Batterbury

Associate Professor In Environmental Studies
Geography
social sciences
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
environmental sciences & ecology
geography
environmental studies
political ecology
agriculture
environmental sciences
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Simon Batterbury

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Agrarian change
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Simon Batterbury

 

See http://www.simonbatterbury.net for up to date cv, publications, student information.
I studied geography in the UK and USA, and have moved around a fair bit and also had some fellowships.

Most recently from 2017 to 2019 I was the inaugural Professor of Political Ecology, Lancaster University UK (www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec). In 2015, at Cosmopolis, VUB, Brussels (visiting researcher)

I specialise in the interdisciplinary analysis of environment and development issues - mainly in developing countries. First, understanding how farmers in dryland Africa adapted to harsh environmental and socio-political constraints and used 'development' projects as part of this. I refocused on the Asia-Pacific region, with research in East Timor (on land and custom) and New Caledonia (on social and environmental history and mining on Grande Terre).

Research projects have been carried out with a host of collaborators and students and with several research grants. Most can be grouped under the rubric of "political ecology" and are made relevant to policymakers and activists. In Australia and the UK I have worked with environmental and development organisations and NGOs, set up a bicycle advocacy organisation in London, and organised many conferences and workshops.

From 2008-2012 I was Director of Melbourne's taught postgrad Master of Environment, (www.environment.unimelb.edu.au). I teach political ecology; development evaluation; and African society, environments and culture. PhD and Masters students: http://www.simonbatterbury.net and publications at http:www.simonbatterbury.net/pubs.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Outstanding Graduate student Supervisor, Uni Melb, 2019

2007

James Martin Fellowship, James Martin 21st Century School, Oxford, Jul 07-Jan 08.

University of Oxford

2002

Visiting Professor, Intl' Development, Roskilde University, Denmark. Sept-Dec. 2002.

Roskilde University

1988

FRGS - Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor In Environmental Studies

Geography

Fellow

Royal Geographical Society

Member

Association of American Geographers

Education


New Academic Leaders program

University of Melbourne

PhD, Geography (envt. mgt. & livelihoods in Burkina Faso)

Clark University

Postgrad training in soil science, 9 months, Wye College (now Imperial)

Imperial College London

MA, Geography

Clark University

BA Hons (First Class) Human & Physical Geography

The University of Reading