Associate Professor Natasha Stacey is an environmental anthropologist and leads the Communities and Livelihoods Research Group in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) at CDU. Our group of postgraduate candidates and scholars conduct research across a broad array of countries, social science disciplines and topics within the field of Environment and Livelihoods. A strength of our work is our multidisciplinary approach to produce knowledge to enhance the livelihoods and wellbeing of Indigenous and local and rural communities, while maintaining resource sustainability in Northern Australia and the Asia Pacific region including Timor Leste and Indonesia.
Natasha has has supervised more than 20 postgraduate scholars on a variety of topics including sustainable marine and natural resource management, Indigenous Knowledges, food security and coastal livelihood projects.
Natasha’s main research 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
- Policy evaluation
- Social impact assessment and participatory monitoring and evaluation.
Prospective students who have an interest in Communities, Livelihoods and Natural Resources and who are looking to develop a research career in research and development are encouraged to contact A/Professor Stacey for further information.
A/Prof Stacey has a strong interest in research training and has held leadership positions in Graduate Studies and is currently CDU’s Early Career Research Coordinator.