Hilary Whitehouse is an Adjunct Associate Professor with of the Cairns Institute and educator with a long committment to researching in science education, environmental education, climate change education, biodiversity education, and gender, exploring the illuminations of new ecofeminism and feminist new materialism. 

Hilary is a long time executive editor for the Q1 Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892.

She is an associate editor for the Q2 Australian Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892, and is a life member of the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE). 

Formerly the Deputy Dean of the Graduate Research School (2016-2023), Hilary served on the University's Research Education Sub-Commiitte and developed curriculum and pedagogy for research education at JCU. 

She served as a full-time teacher educator on the Cairns campus for many years and, with her Department of Education colleagues, invented Science on The Oval (SOTO) in 2003. SOTO has now been going for 20 years. 

Currently, Hilary volunteers her time and research skills with the small, anti-extinction NFP, the Bats and Trees Society of Cairns. 



  • Climate change education
  • Education for sustainability
  • Science education
  • Gender
  • 2011 to 2023 - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2002 to 2006 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2016 - JCU TropEco Leadership and Governance Highly Commended, with Dr Maxine Newlands, for the Eco-Feminism, Educators and Climate Change Symposium, July 2016.
  • 2015 - JCU TropEco Learning and Teaching Award, with A/P Margaret Carter, for ensuring ecologically literate, post-graduate education leaders with the skills and expertise to make a positive contribution to society.
  • 2006 - Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, for leadership in ... fostering of science and environmental education as twenty-first century curriculum.

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
Book Chapters

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 76+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Hilary Whitehouse from 1993 onwards.


Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • My journey towards language: An Autoethnography of Wakka Wakka Reclamation (Masters , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Young peoples' disengagement from education: hearing parent voices (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Children?s Conceptions of Hope for our Future World (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Smart Warehousing (PhD , External Advisor)
  • Outcomes Assessments in Undergraduate Veterinary Science Education. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Outcomes of Implementing a Blended Teaching Methodology Into a Regional University Professional Undergraduate Degree (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)

These are the most recent metadata records associated with this researcher. To see a detailed description of all dataset records, visit Research Data Australia.


The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.

  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

Connect with me
Share my profile
Share my profile:

Advisory Accreditation
Advisor Mentor
Find me on…
Icon for Scopus Author page Icon for ORCID profile Icon for Google Scholar profile Icon for TheConversation author profile

Similar to me

  1. Prof Komla Tsey
    College of Arts, Society & Education
  2. A/Prof Neus Evans
  3. Dr Anne Stephens
    Cairns Institute