Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
My research focus is to explore the social/human side of environmental management through qualitative forms of analysis. I am interested in social conflicts in relation to natural resource management and my post and undergraduate degree research projects have focused on conflicts resulting from government policies regarding natural resources, such as, the anti-fracking movement and conflicts relating to marine park areas. My research interests are grounded in the context of climate change and how governments develop policies and regulations in response to that dynamic. In this light I am also interested in exploring policy and governance related to sustainability, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Recent research projects include looking into sustainability projects and urban tree planting at local government level.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title — University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management (Hons)
Year Citation 2019 Nursey-Bray, M., Palmer, R., Meyer-Mclean, B., Wanner, T., & Birzer, C. (2019). The fear of not flying: Achieving sustainable academic plane travel in higher education based on insights from South Australia. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11(9), 22 pages.
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2017 Meyer-McLean, C., & Nursey-Bray, M. (2017). Getting off the conflict treadmill: community engagement and marine park policy in South Australia, Australia. Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, 9(4), 240-264.
IEP Internship Scholarship with Adelaide City Council. Research project looking into finding space underground for planting trees in city and urban spaces
APR Intern Scholarship with Legatus. Exploring the feasibility of a sustainability hub in South Australia's Clare Valley and the Mid North
Tutor. Course: Environmental Ethics. Course Coordinator, Associate Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray. Department of Geography, Environment and Population.
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