Teaching experience

University of Wollongong (School of Geography and Sustainable Communities)

PhD Supervision – Co-supervisor with Associate Professor Michael Adams

  • Vanessa Cavanagh – Aboriginal women’s engagement in cultural burning practices in NSW

Thesis examination

  • Arnold, C. (2020). How do reciprocal relationships with trees influence well-being? Learning from trees on Yuin Country. University of Wollongong (Honours thesis)
  • Lemire, J. (2018). Dancing up Darug: Performing caring as Country in semi-urban Yarramundi, Sydney. University of Newcastle (Honours thesis)
  • Ames, E.R. (2018). Visceral Geographies of Household Sustainability: How kitchen caddies construct (and are  constructed by) meanings and practices of food waste and consumption. University of Wollongong (Honours thesis)
  • Amos-Hampson, T. (2018). Everyday Sustainabilities: Examining the knowledge-action gap in single-use plastics. University of Wollongong (Directed Studies Thesis)

Position Title: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Tutorial instructor/marking)

Start date: Feb 2017—present

  • 200-level Population Geography: people, place, inequality (2017)
  • 300-level field intensive plus fieldtrip to Bali, Indonesia (2017; 2018)
  • 300-level field intensive plus fieldtrip to Western Ghats, India (2019, 2020)
  • 100-level Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 200-level Urban Geographies: Just and Sustainable Geographies (2018; 2019, 2020, 2021)


Macquarie University (Department of Geography and Planning)

Position Title: Convenor, lecturer, tutor

Start date: Feb 2010—2017

  • 100 – level Environmental Management core unit: Environmental Management for a Changing World (2017)
  • 200 and 600 level Environmental Management core unit “Australian Environmental Futures”

Position Title: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Tutorial instructor/marking)

  • 200-level Geographies of Development (2010)
  • 300-level Human Geography in Action plus student field trip to Northern Territory (2011)
  • 100-level Introduction to development (2011-2012)
  • 300-level Health Promotion (2012-2013)
  • 800-level Globalisation and Sustainability (2015)
  • • 300-level Human Geography in Action plus fieldtrip to North East Arnhem Land (2016)

Guest lectures

  • Asia Pacific Development – “Practicing in development” panel (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Human Geography in Action – “Week 7: Research proposal in Action” (2011)
  • Geographies of development – “Volunteer Tourism: Knowing development to ‘do’ development” (2010)
  • Introduction to Development – “International aid” (2010)

Connecting beyond the academy: international fieldtrips in Geography

In collaboration with Associate Professor Michael Adams, this teaching and learning initiative responds to calls for universities and communities to share and co-create knowledge to contribute to the development of socially and environmentally conscious students. Undergraduate community engagement opportunities are widely regarded by academics and practitioners as representing one of the most transformational forms of learning … Continue reading Connecting beyond the academy: international fieldtrips in Geography