The Program in Geography, Environment, and Sustainability offers doctoral training that equips graduate students with strong interdisciplinary skills for innovative and collaborative research on patterns and processes of change in natural and built environments, cities, regions and global networks, landscapes and resource use.
We aim to produce scholars and professionals whose approach to teaching, research and development, and community engagement is path-breaking and transformative for sustaining cities, regions, and environments across the world.
The Program attracts talented students diverse backgrounds in earth, environmental, and social sciences who work with some of the world’s leading researchers in fields spanning Atmospheric Sciences, Physical Geography and Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Science and Management, Geomatics, Human Geography, and Archaeology. They involve students in cutting edge projects through national and international competitive grants and industry-funded research, and mentor students pursuing independent research projects in social and spatial change and environmental sustainability.
The GES Program provides research training that is rigorous and responsive to the demands of a highly competitive global marketplace. It combines advanced training in core interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological components with research integrity and professional skill development. The coursework is designed to ensure that doctoral students have the necessary framework for developing their analytical and methodological expertise across the disciplines relevant to their broad research areas and specific research projects.
The following degrees are offered in the Geography, Environment and Sustainability Program:
Program Director: A/Prof Haripriya Rangan
Program Coordinator: Dr Craig Thorburn
Program Administrator: Ms Celeste Hulse
Research areas and supervisors
Physical Geography, Climate Science, and Geographic Information Systems
Human Geography and Political Ecology
Prof Kevin O’Connor *
Sustainability, Environment, and Society
Dr Megan Farrelly
* Available for associate supervision
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