Professor Frank Fisher
Professor of Sustainability
Vale Frank Fisher
28 November 1943 - 21 August 2012
Frank Fisher passed away in the loving company of his family on the afternoon of Tuesday 21 August 2012. He is dearly missed.
A public memorial service will be held at the BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne, at 11am on Saturday 15 September. All welcome.
Frank's last project was the Understandascope - for more details about Frank and this project go to The Understandascope website.
Professor Frank Fisher was a recipient of the Inaugural Australian Environmental Educator of the Year award and worked with the Faculty of Design in the areas of sustainability and systems design thinking.
Frank was committed to social transformation towards a more sensitive self-aware world. He worked in the area of environmental education for three decades, much of that time as Associate Professor in the School of Geography and Environmental Science at Monash University in Melbourne. He used the insights he gained to transform his own life which, in addition to striving for sustainable practice, included learning to live positively, with a life threatening condition.
Long-term lecturer and developer of Science and Systems Theory, Frank also taught and convened a graduate sustainability program in the Swinburne University National Centre for Sustainability. Frank was a health consumer advocate and a contributing member on some 20 national committees. He was also involved in the development of the innovative Health, Knowledge and Society course for the new Monash University five year medical curriculum.
Frank has published numerous papers on context education and specifically, on the social contexts of health, transport and energy. A selection of these has been published as a book by Vista Publications called "Response Ability: Environment, Health & Everyday Transcendence" (2006).