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Dr Aisling Bailey

Environmental Anthropology, Monash University, Australia


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 cultural and economic understandings and behaviour towards the natural environment. Informed by a phenomenological approach, Aisling’s research has focused upon practical initiatives which 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; and equitable access to healthy environments. Aisling is an Associate and Theme Leader for the Smart Cities Research Institute, the Coordinator of the Environmental Sustainability Major and reviews journal articles for Local Environment; American Ethnologist; Landscape and Urban Planning; and Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. Aisling convenes the units Environment and Society SOC10005 and Changing our Climate SOC30020 within the Climate and Social Justice Major, and the Climate Action challenge of the capstone unit Grand Challenges ART30001 within the Bachelor of Arts.

Research interests

Anthropology; Sociology

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

Teaching areas

Environment and Society;Sociological Perspectives;Grand Challenges: Climate Change Action


  • 2018, Other, Teaching Excellence Award, Open Universities Australia


Also published as: Bailey, Aisling; Bailey, A.
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