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People

Below is a list of the department staff.

People

Below is a list of the department staff.

Permanent Staff

{Anthony Patricia} Pat's areas of expertise are in agent and multi-agent systems. She is interested in exploring how multi-agent systems can be applied in agriculture and environment.
{Charters Stuart} Stuart's areas of expertise are in Software Engineering, Visualisation and Grid Computing.  He is currently Director of the SIGNAL ICT Graduate School.
{Collings Michelle} If you need to know something check in with Michelle who has been at Lincoln University for over 17 years.  Michelle assists with the day-to-day tasks created by 14 permanent staff and a selection of contractors.
{Edwards Sarah} Sarah’s research and teaching is focused on the use of social theory in the study of environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on the interface between science, society, and decision-making processes. Her main expertise is in Actor Network Theory and related approaches in the field of Science and Technology Studies.
{Hughey Ken} Ken is interested in conservation management, public perceptions of the environment, and freshwater management. He is adjunct Professor at Sunshine Coast University, Queensland; and Chief Science Advisor for the Department of Conservation (3 days per week), Wellington.
{Kerr Geoff}
Geoff teaches environmental economics and environmental assessment. His research is in environmental economics (particularly monetary valuation of environmental changes), environmental perceptions, and management of game animal hunting.
{Long Sharon}
Sharon is a tutor in our applied computing courses.
{Matunga Hirini}
Hirini has extensive experience with iwi authorities and Maori organizations in Maori resource management and planning, and international indigenous groups in the area of indigenous cultural heritage management.
{Montgomery Roy}
Roy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian, a Master of Science degree in Natural Resource Management and a PhD in Theatre and Film Studies. Roy teaches and researches in the areas of urban planning, planning history, post-disaster community recovery and actor network theory.
{Nissen Sylvia} Sylvia's research centres on young people, politics and democracy in a context of environmental change. She is a Research Fellow with the University of Surrey's ESRC-funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), where she coordinates the project CYCLES (Children and Youth in Cities, Lifestyles Evaluation and Sustainability). Her PhD research (University of Canterbury, 2017) reconsidered the political action of contemporary university students in New Zealand. For this research, she was the 2013 recipient of the Kate Sheppard Memorial Prize and two 2015 national essay prizes.
{Page Shannon}
Head of Department
Shannon researches and teaches in the area of energy and transport.  His research focuses on greenhouse gas mitigation, particularly in the area of electricity generation, passenger transport, and consumer energy demand.
{Rennie Hamish}
Hamish is a professional planner and holds practising certificates as a resource manager and RMA hearings commissioner. With a PhD from the University of Waikato, he enjoys research and working in the environmental policy and planning areas, especially in fisheries and aquaculture, and the management and governance of commons like freshwater, coastal and marine areas. He is involved in the National Science Resilience Challenge.
{Roberts Lin}
Lin’s key focus is sustainability. Her research interests are cross-disciplinary, drawing on research and practice in management, ecology, economics, psychology and business, to understand the radical changes in mindsets, behaviour, economic models and whole systems required for a sustainable future. She obtained her PhD in Zoology at Auckland University.
{Samarasinghe Sandhya}
Sandhya is interested in modelling complex systems and dynamics for gaining insights into Biological and env/socioecological systems, using Neural Networks, AI, Soft Systems, & Fuzzy Cognitive Maps.  She teaches ‘Neural Network’ and ‘Systems Thinking’. She is an Editor for Frontiers in Genetics; and Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience.
{Vallance Suzanne}
Drawing on the social sciences, Suzanne's work explores ways in which we might collectively make places better, safer and healthier. She has a particular interest in community engagement and collaborative governance as it applies to risk reduction, housing, food security, urban renewal and public space.

 

Adjunct Senior Lecturers and Visiting Research Associates

{Drage Jean} As a political scientist Jean works with postgraduate policy and planning students to develop understanding of the political environment and how politics impacts on decisions made here. Jean's long term research interests are in local government, politics and representation. Her most recent edited publication is Local Government in New Zealand: Challenges and Choices, 2016.
{Duncan Ronlyn} Ronlyn holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of Tasmania and degrees in the natural and social sciences.  Her research is focused on water management, policy and planning and the increasingly important role of knowledge governance in addressing water issues.
{Frater Jillian}
Jillian’s academic path has spanned marine biology, secondary school teaching, resource management, and transport and children’s geography. She is a graduate of three New Zealand universities and recently completed her PhD in Geography at the University of Canterbury looking at adolescent cycling in Christchurch.
{Johnston Karen} Karen teaches planning theory and professional practice. Her research areas are local government, local governance and urban planning and power. She is also interested in the relationship between central and local government and how this relationship is evolving through the Local Government Act and the Resource Management Act.
{Logan Hugh}
{Taylor Nick} Nick has degrees in geography and resource management and a PhD in environmental sociology.  He specialises in environmental and social impact assessment and has extensive practical experience in New Zealand and internationally.  He is a past president of the International Association for Impact Assessment.

 

Emeritus Professors


{Buhrs Ton} Environmental policy: comparative, institutional and international
{Kissling Chris}
Transportation, planning and geography
{Memon Ali}
Planning
{Spellerberg Ian}
Nature conservation, ecology, environmental education

 

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