School of Arts

Dr Beth Edmondson

Position: Senior Lecturer
Study area: Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Gippsland Campus, Room 1E228
Phone: (03) 5122 6388
Email: beth.edmondson@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Politics) University of Melbourne - 1995
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Flinders University -1989
Bachelor of Arts Murdoch University - 1988

Teaching

Program

Bachelor of Arts

Biography

Beth completed undergraduate studies at Murdoch and Flinders Universities, and PhD at the University of Melbourne. Prior to commencing work at Federation University in 2014, Beth worked at Monash University, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Beth teaches courses in the Bachelor of Arts and supervises honours and postgraduate research.

Beth is Series Editor for the Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability Series.

She has an extensive record in researching and publishing on the politics of international climate change, and the importance of international governance mechanisms. She co-edited Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance, Palgrave 2019 (released 2018). She also co-authored Climate Change and Order: the end of prosperity and democracy, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Beth has also worked with colleagues from other Australian Universities in producing teaching materials and resources for use in Business schools and faculties. Their co-authored book, Communication for Business, Oxford University Press, 2013, won an Australian Publishers Award in 2014 for the best Australian tertiary publication.

Areas of expertise

Beth is an active contributor in the Academic Council on the United Nations System Panel of Experts and a leading Research Fellow on the Resilience and Transformations and Transitions Toward Sustainability Working Groups of the Conceptual Foundations Taskforce and the Accountability Taskforce of the Earth System Governance Project (which is currently the largest social science research network in governance and global environmental change).

In 2017, Beth led an interdisciplinary team of researchers in collaborative co-design in developing the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone Charter, creating a co-designed charter for Australia’s first Health Innovation Zone. In 2018, Beth is working with colleagues to embed innovative project evaluation practices and new professional development models.

Beth has been leading FedUni engagement in the Inner Gippsland Children and Youth Area Partnership since 2016, working with colleagues to establish the IGCYAP Research Collaboration, and representing the university on the Partnership Oversight Group.

Research interests

  • International Relations
  • Climate Change Politics
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Organisational Design
  • Gender Studies
  • Social Justice
  • International Governance Mechanisms
  • Public and Social Policy
  • Australian Politics

Beth is fascinated by the complex historical roles, status and opportunities that women have experienced. She is also interested in how different learning contexts and situations affect the breadth, depth and quality of students' learning experiences

Supervision

Beth supervises Honours and HDR projects across exceptionally diverse fields. The range of topics currently supervised includes:

  • Historiography and Narratology in relation to Richard the Lionheart,
  • Intergenerational trauma transmission for children of parents working as helping professionals,
  • Police responses to family violence in Florida and Queensland,
  • the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank,
  • a Political History of the Monash Labor Club, and
  • Australian Indigenous Reconciliation opportunities.

Publications

Books

Michelle Duffy, Angela Campbell and Beth Edmondson (eds.) Located Research: regional places, transitions and challenges, (forthcoming 2019).

Beth Edmondson and Stuart Levy (eds), (2018) Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance, Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming October 2018)

Liz Tynan, Angela Martin, Beth Edmondson, David Wolstencroft, Damian Grace and Don Swanson, Communication for Business (2013) Oxford University Press. (Winner of 2014 Australian Publishing Association Educational Awards [Tertiary category]).

With Stuart Levy, (2013) Climate Change and Order: the end of prosperity and democracy, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

With Stuart Levy, (2008) International Relations: Nurturing Reality, French’s Forest: Pearson Longman.

Book chapters

(2019), Researching opportunities and disadvantage in regions, in Michelle Duffy, Angela Campbell and Beth Edmondson (eds.) Located Research: regional places, transitions and challenges, (forthcoming 2019).

With Stuart Levy (2018), Introduction to Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance, in Beth Edmondson and Stuart Levy (eds), (2018) Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance, Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming October 2018)

With Stuart Levy (2018), The Limits of States and Changing Regulatory Frameworks – Section 1, in Beth Edmondson and Stuart Levy (eds), (2018) Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance, Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming October 2018)

With Stuart Levy (2018), Order and Accountability in Governing Transforming Environments, in Beth Edmondson and Stuart Levy (eds), (2018) Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance, Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming October 2018)

With Stuart Levy (2018), Selected studies in Economic & Environmental Accountabilities: Section 2 Beth Edmondson and Stuart Levy (eds), (2018) Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance, Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming October 2018)

With Stuart Levy (2018), Accountable Governance and Transforming Climates: Where to next?, in Beth Edmondson and Stuart Levy (eds), (2018) Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance, Palgrave Studies in Environmental Transformation, Transition and Accountability, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming October 2018)

Collective Responsibilities: A Basis for Order in the 21st century (2015) in Stefan Litz (ed), Globalization and Responsibility, Common Ground Publishing.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Beyond Monitoring, in Brendan Gleeson and Nicholas Low (eds.), Governing for the Environment: Global Problems, Ethics and Democracy (2001), Palgrave: Houndmills.

Refereed journal articles

With Rebecca Strating (2015), Beyond Democratic Tolerance: Witch Killings in Timor-Leste, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Volume 34, Number 3, pp. 37-64.

Collective Responsibilities: New Principles for Order in the 21st Century (2011), The Global Studies Journal, Volume 3, Number 4, pp. 11-20.

The Impossible Dream: Consensus-based International Climate Change Responses (2009), The Global Studies Journal, Volume 2, Number 3, 2009, pp. 1-14

With Debra Manning (2009), The Primacy of Philosophy for Effective Learning, The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Number 10, pp. 553-568

With David Wolstencroft (2009), Structuring Ambiguity: Teaching Public Relations Through a Virtual Consultancy, Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal, Volume 10, pp. 35-50.

Global Order: Accommodating Diversity in the 21st Century (2008), The Global Studies Journal, Volume 1, Number 2, pp. 25-34.

Confronting the Pedagogical Challenges of Asynchronous Online Discussion Groups, International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 2, 2008, pp. 101-108.

Making Flexible Delivery Meaningful, International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 4, 2007, pp. 9-18.

Utilising Multiple Intelligences in e-Learning Design, International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 12, 2007, pp. 35-42.

Associations

  • Earth System Governance Project, Research Fellow and member of the Taskforce on Conceptual Foundations of Earth Systems Governance (Resilience Taskforce; Accountability Taskforce).
  • Academic Council on the United Nations System (Group of Experts)
  • International Political Studies Association
  • Australasian Political Studies Association
  • Inner Gippsland Children and Youth Area Partnership Leadership and Oversight Groups