Hilary Whitehouse is a Fellow of the Cairns Institute and educator with a long committment to researching, learning and teaching science education, environmental education, education for sustainability, and research education.

Her current research interests are in climate change education, and exploring the illuminations of new ecofeminism and feminist new materialism. She lives in Cairns.

Hilary serves as an editor for the Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892 ranked in the top 15% of education journals in the world and in the top third of environmental studies journals.

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

As Deputy Dean of the Graduate Research School, Hilary looks after higher degree by research (HDR) students, including pastoral care. She serves on the University's Research Education Sub-Commiitte.

She works to develop the curriculum and pedagogy for research education at JCU to enhance research student knowledge and skills. .

Hilary is part of the University's Sustainable Development Working Group considering the inplementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the University's SDG Implementation Plan. 

Hilary's higher degree students are professional educators looking to further develop their knowledge and skills through innovative research that make a contribution to education praxis.

Hilary volunteers her time and research skills with the small NGO, the Bats and Trees Society of Cairns. 



  • Climate change education
  • Education for sustainability
  • Science education
  • Gender
  • 2011 to 2021 - 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.

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


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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)
  • Transdisciplinary STEM Curriculum Enactment: An Exploratory Case Study in the Queensland Context (Masters , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Young peoples' disengagement from education: hearing parent voices (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Children's Perceptions of Hope for our Future World (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • 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)

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