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Associate Professor Natasha Stacey

Higher Degree by Research
Natasha Stacey

Associate Professor Natasha Stacey is an environmental anthropologist and leads a small group of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) researching sustainable resource management, food security and coastal livelihood projects in northern Australia, Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

Natasha was employed as a Community Assessment and Participation Specialist at the South Pacific Regional Environment Program in Samoa from 2000 to 2005. She has more than two decades of experience in research and development projects in the Asia-Pacific region and north Australia.

She has worked as a researcher in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods since 2015.

Natasha’s main interests include:

  • small-scale fisheries, aquaculture, Indigenous sea rights
  • Indigenous and rural coastal livelihoods and enhancement
  • gender, women and food security
  • community-based natural resource management
  • social impact assessment, participatory monitoring and evaluation.

Natasha has led numerous international and national transdisciplinary research projects and consultancies with government, non-government organisations, and communities. She has supervised more than 20 postgraduate and postdoctoral scholars and has 40 peer reviewed publications including two books and book chapters, with a co-authored book on Social Wellbeing of Small-scale Fisheries published in 2018.

She has a strong interest in research training and is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for CDU and Higher Degree by Research Coordinator for College Environment discipline.

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