Vale Dr Vivienne Waller
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dr Vivienne Waller, a well-loved member of the Swinburne community.
Vivienne is fondly remembered by her colleagues as a strong and principled woman who always maintained the courage of her convictions.
Joining Swinburne in 2007, Vivienne had a number of roles during her time here, most recently as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences, and a member of the Centre for Urban Transitions (CUT).
She was conducting ground-breaking and socially important research, serving as an inspiration to many, especially her environmental sustainability students.
She always spoke the truth as she saw it and was a talented researcher and teacher, bringing her unique outlook on the world to the discipline of sociology.
Not only was she a scholar of environmentalism, she lived these values in all aspects of her life. She was a committed environmentalist, encouraging others to follow her lead and do their part.
Vivienne also devoted her time to representing her colleagues on Academic Senate where she was a persistent, strong and well-informed advocate.
Our thoughts go out to her family and friends and to colleagues across Swinburne – especially colleagues in Social Sciences and CUT, who she worked closely with.
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