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Society and Heritage

This research stream explores how changes in society and the natural environment interact and seeks to integrate environmental values within social practices and policy.

It explores the ethnohistoric and documentary evidence for change in socio-ecological systems to understand the legacies that operate and influence natural systems today.

By drawing on socio-cultural evidence, this stream will validate complimentary approaches and strengthen knowledge banks for environmental restoration practice. It will seek to integrate environmental values and research outcomes into economic, political and health systems.

Research stream leaders

Professor Jennifer Martin

Professor Erik Eklund

School of ArtsSchool of Arts
Expertise: social work, community and human servicesExpertise: Regional history, mining history and industrial heritage

Research team

Dr Angela Campbell

Associate Professor Jerry Courvisanos

Dr Meagan Dewar

Professor Erik Eklund

Associate Professor Singarayer Florentine

Dr Anitra Goriss-Hunter

Associate Professor Abdel Halabi

Professor Andrew Hope

Dr Suryani Lim

Dr Giles Oatley

Associate Professor Ean Ooi

Professor Jennifer Martin

Dr Jeremy Smith

Dr Alana Thomson

Dr Shaun Watson

Professor Wendy Wright


For queries about FRRC’s research, or to discuss collaborating or researching with us, get in touch with the Centre Directors via the Contact page.