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Wendy Aitken (BA/BCom, BA Hons) is Associate Lecturer, Aboriginal Studies, University of Tasmania. Currently a PhD candidate in the School of Government, her research interests include the underlying reasons for policy failure in Australian government, with a focus on Aboriginal community development. Her honours thesis examined the issue of domestic woodsmoke pollution in the Launceston area. Wendy Aitken is the author of ‘Indigenous Policy Failure and its Historical Foundations’ (International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies).
Giorel Curran (BA, Dip Ed, M.Litt, PhD) is Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University, Queensland. Her research focusses on environmental politics and policy, political theory and new social and political movements. Dr Curran is the author of 21st Century Dissent: Anarchism, Anti-Globalisation and Environmentalism (Palgrave Macmillan 2006); and the co-editor of Globalising Government Business Relations (Pearson Longman 2007) and Business and the Politics of Globalisation: After the Global Financial Crisis (Pearson 2010). Her current research explores the politics and policy dimensions of climate change and of renewable energy; and the theorisation of ‘new generation’ green movements.
Ronlyn Duncan (BSc, BA Hons, PhD) is Lecturer in Water Management at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. She completed her PhD in 2004 and until 2010 was an Associate Lecturer with the School of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania teaching geography and environmental management. Dr Duncan’s research in water policy, environmental impact assessment and knowledge governance has been published in Australia and internationally.
Fred Gale (BA, MA, PhD) is Senior Lecturer, School of Government, University of Tasmania. His research interests are national and global environmental governance focussing on the political economy of forestry. Dr Gale is the author of The Tropical Timber Trade Regime (Palgrave Macmillan 1998), Setting the Standard (UBC Press 2008), and Global Commodity Governance (Palgrave Macmillan 2011). He has edited two books: Nature Production Power (Edward Elgar 2000) and Confronting Sustainability (Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Studies Press, Yale University 2006).
Kathy Gibson (BBus, MCom, Grad Dip Environmental Management, Grad Dip Applied Finance & Investment) is Senior Lecturer in Accounting, University of Tasmania. Her research interests are in social and environmental accounting and reporting, and she has authored many international conference papers and professional development materials on these issues. Her significant publications include ‘Corporate Governance and Environmental Reporting: An Australian Study’ (Corporate Governance, with G. O’Donovan); ‘Social and Environmental Accounting Education in Tasmania: Taking it to the World’ (Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, with G. O’Donovan); and articles on accounting information and Aboriginal people, and environmental accounting education (Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal).
Robyn Hollander (BCom/BA, PhD) is Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University, Queensland. She has a special interest in federalism and regulation especially in relation to environmental politics and policy. Dr Hollander is widely published in national and international journals. Her current research focuses on the capacity of federations to engender policy innovation and accommodate competing values.
Murray Johnson (BA, PGBA, PhD) is Lecturer, Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Studies, University of Tasmania. His major research interest is in Australian social and local history. Dr Johnson is the author of a biography, No Holds Barred (Central Queensland University Press 2003) and a social history, Trials and Tribulations (Myola 2007). Dr Johnson has also co-authored two local histories, Wild Heart, Bountiful Land and Working the Land (Queensland Government 2007), edited Moreton Bay Matters (BHG 2002) and co-edited Health, Wealth and Tribulation (Myola 2007). Dr Johnson is the co-author of the forthcoming Historical Dictionary of Aboriginal Australia (Scarecrow Press).
Tony McCall (BA Hons, PhD) is Lecturer, School of Government, and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Regional Development (IRD), University of Tasmania. His discipline area is public policy and his research interests are in regional development policy. Dr McCall is a regular media commentator on state and federal politics. He is a co-author with Dr Pete Hay of ‘Jim Bacon/Paul Lennon: The Changing of the Guard—From “The Emperor” to “Big Red”’ (in Yes, Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia’s States and Territories, UNSW Press 2005). He has also prepared a series of regional development reports for local and state government in Tasmania.
Linn Miller (BA Hons, PhD) is a Tasmanian non-Aboriginal academic who occupies dual roles of Lecturer, School of Philosophy, and Research Fellow, Community Engaged Aboriginal Research Initiative, University of Tasmania. She researches and publishes across eclectic fields including Aboriginal metaphysics, philosophies of belonging, identity and place and the thought of nineteenth century Danish existentialist Søren Kierkegaard. Dr Miller is currently involved in a number of Aboriginal cultural geography projects and facilitates a range of community-engaged initiatives concerning Aboriginal philosophy, heritage and history.
Gary O’Donovan (BBus, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Commercial Data Processing, PhD) is Professor in Accounting and currently Dean of the Faculty of Business, University of Tasmania. His research interests are social, environmental and sustainability reporting, corporate governance and accounting education. Professor O’Donovan’s significant publications include ‘Corporate Governance and Environmental Reporting: An Australian Study’ (Corporate Governance, with K. Gibson); ‘Social and Environmental Accounting Education in Tasmania: Taking it to the World (Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, with K. Gibson); and Environmental Disclosures in the Annual Report: Extending the Applicability and Predictive Power of Legitimacy Theory (Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal).
Michael Stokes (LLB, M Phil) is Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Tasmania. His research interests include Tasmanian Environmental and Government Law, Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, Constitutional Interpretation, Constitutional Theory and the Legal Position of the Australian Monarchy. He has published widely on many of these issues. He is also well known for his public commentary on Tasmanian Constitutional issues.
Joanna Vince (BA, BA Hons, PhD) is Lecturer, School of Government, University of Tasmania. Her research interests are comparative oceans governance, national oceans policy and knowledge systems in relation to coastal management. Dr Vince is co-author (with M. Haward) of Oceans Governance in the Twenty-First Century: Managing the Blue Planet (Edward Elgar 2008) and co-editor (with Warwick Gullett and Clive Schofield) of a new book, Marine Resources Management (LexisNexis Butterworths 2011), which examines multidisciplinary approaches to managing marine resources in Australia.
Graeme Wells (BEc, PhD) is Associate Professor, School of Economics and Finance, University of Tasmania. His primary research interests are in macroeconomics, finance and public policy. Dr Wells has served as editor of the journals Agenda and the Economic Record. He has published more than thirty monographs and journal articles.
Rob White (BA, MA, PhD) is Professor of Criminology in the School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Tasmania. He has published extensively in the areas of criminology, youth studies and public policy. Among his recent books are Crimes Against Nature: Environmental Criminology and Ecological Justice (Willan 2008), Environmental Crime: A Reader (Willan 2009), Global Environmental Harm: Criminological Perspectives (Willan 2010), and the forthcoming Transnational Environmental Crime: Toward an Eco-Global Criminology (Routledge 2011). Professor White is currently working on a new book entitled Environmental Harm: An Eco-Justice Framework.
Graham Wood (BA, Grad. Dip. Environmental Studies, PhD) is Lecturer, School of Philosophy, University of Tasmania. His research interests include the relationship between science, and both moral and religious belief; and environmental philosophy, particularly concerning belief in environmental values. One aspect of this research concerns the cognitive capacity to attribute objective value to objects, events, or states of affairs. Dr Wood has published in Philo, Sophia and Religious Studies. His teaching explores ethics, metaethics, moral psychology, evolutionary psychology, environmental philosophy, philosophy of science, the relationship between science and religion, and the meaning of life.