Dr Aisling Bailey
Environmental Anthropology, Monash University, Australia
- School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education
- Department of Social Sciences
- 400B111 Hawthorn campus
With a background in environmental anthropology, Aisling’s research has investigated the ways in which the western dualistic conceptualisation of nature as separated from culture has shaped societal understandings and behaviour towards the natural environment. Informed by a phenomenological approach, Aisling’s research has focused upon practical initiatives that seek to bring people and place together working with organisations including the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES) and the community gardening organisation 3000 Acres. Current research interests include the reciprocity of the health and wellbeing of people and place; facilitating sustainable behaviour; nature based solutions; equitable access to healthy environments; climate adaptation, and reviews articles for a number of environmental and social science based journals. Aisling is an affiliate of the Centre for Urban Transitions and is currently supervising PhD projects on connection to place; settler colonialism; environmental and climate discourse; social practice theory's application to food waste; and the ecological crisis of the Murray Darling Basin. With reference to teaching, Aisling is the Coordinator of the Climate and Social Justice Major and convenes the units Environment and Society SOC10005 and Changing our Climate SOC30020, as well as the Climate Action challenge within the Bachelor of Arts' capstsone unit Grand Challenges ART30001. With reference to professional service, Aisling is the Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader for The Australian Sociological Association.
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Sociology - 441000
- Social And Cultural Anthropology - 440107
- Environmental Philosophy - 500304
Environment and Society;Grand Challenges: Climate Change Action
- 2018, Other, Teaching Excellence Award, Open Universities Australia
Also published as: Bailey, Aisling; Bailey, A.
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