Key Staff

Director Professor Sharon Pickering
Centre Manager Ms Maliha Dhaliwal
Centre Executive Officer Vanessa Fleming-Baillie
Undergraduate Coordinator Bruce Missingham
Honours Coordinator TBA
Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator Wendy Stubbs
Research Coordinator TBA
First Year Coordinator Adeline Tay


Ruth Lane Environmental governance and sustainability Senior Lecturer
Bruce Missingham Community development Lecturer
Joe Powell Historical geography Emeritus Professor
Haripriya Rangan Political ecology, development geography, and environmental history Associate Professor
Wendy Stubbs Corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility Senior Lecturer
Craig Thorburn Political ecology & international development Senior Lecturer
Sally Weller Economic geography ARC Future Fellow
Adjunct researchers
Chris Cocklin (James Cook University) Resources and environment Professorial Fellow
Ben Derudder (Ghent University) Urban geography Professor, Marie Curie Research Fellow
Jacqui Dibden Social change & rural development Senior Research Fellow
Chris MacDonald Regional economic development Research Fellow
Stephen Legg Environmental history Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Katharine McKinnon (Macquarie University) Development theory and practice Adjunct
Kevin O’Connor (University of Melbourne) Economic geography / regional science Professorial Fellow
John Tomaney (University College London) Urban and regional planning Professorial Fellow


Adjunct researchers
Karen Bell Molecular systematics/biogeography Research Fellow
Sander van der Kaars Palaeoecology Research Associate
Roger Wrigley Water resources Senior Research Fellow

Postgraduate (masters, PhD) students – see postgraduate profiles page


Physical geography staff in climate science, geomorphology, soils science, palaeoecology, and GIS are now located in the School of Earth, Atmosphere, and Environment.