About

Professor Stewart Lockie began his research career investigating the evolution and impacts of environmental policy in agriculture. This has since been extended to studies of biodiversity conservation, environmental standards, markets in ecosystem services, food security, coastal management, resource development, management of natural and industrial hazards etc. 

Professor Lockie’s work is multidisciplinary, high impact and focussed on critical issues associated with global social and environmental change. 

Professor Lockie is involved in numerous leadership activities both within and external to the University. He is immediate past President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Environment and Society and a member of the International Council for Science’s Committee for Scientific Planning and Review. He is also Foundation Editor of the journal Environmental Sociology.

In 2012, Professor Lockie was elected to fellowship of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Teaching
  • TM5578: Emerging Public Health Threats (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Environmental policy
  • Natural resource management
  • Food security
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Natural and industrial hazards
  • Sustainable development
  • Climate governance
  • Social impact assessment
Research Disciplines
Honours
Fellowships
  • 2012 - Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Publications

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
Books
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 165+ research outputs authored by Prof Stewart Lockie from 1992 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Great Barrier Reef Foundation - Reef Restoration and Adaptation Science (RRAP)

Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program, Stakeholder and Traditional Owner Engagement Subprogram, Social Licence and Impact Monitoring sub-project.

Indicative Funding
$718,000 over 4 years, in partnership with CSIRO ($505,000); QUT Faculty Research Support ($382,000) and the University of Queensland ($116,000)
Summary
The Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) is the world?s largest effort to help a significant ecosystem survive climate change. This cross-institutional program draws together experts from a variety of disciplines and focusses on the design and implementation of effective technologies and strategies to intervene in and restore the resilience of the Reef under climate change. RRAP?s Stakeholder and Traditional Owner Engagement Sub-Program aims to ensure that technologies and management options developed under the program are socially and culturally responsible, and that their use is acceptable to stakeholders, Traditional Owners, managers, communities and the public. The Sub-Program is divided in three sub-projects: (i) Social licence and impact monitoring (ii) Best-practice engagement; and (iii) Adaptive governance and learning. JCU leads the Social Licence and Impact Monitoring (SLM) sub-project, which will see researchers engaging directly with stakeholder groups, Traditional Owners, communities and the Australian public more broadly to collect qualitative and quantitative data to support research outcomes across the RRAP Program.
Investigators
Stewart Lockie, Bruce Taylor, Karen Vella, Erin Bohensky, Kirsten Maclean, Pethie Lyons, Samantha Stone-Jovicich, Micahela Coslin, Matthew Curnock and Brent Ritchie in collaboration with Liana Williams, Gillian Paxton, Victoria Graham, John Brooksbank, Nathan Cook and Danielle Nembard (Cairns Institute, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland)
Keywords
climate adaptation; stateholder engagement; environmental knowledges; Resilience; indigenous engagement; Great Barrier Reef

Australian Research Council - Discovery Indigenous

Knowledge Integration for Torres Strait Sustainability

Indicative Funding
$387,811 over 3 years
Summary
This project aims to support sustainable development in the Torres Strait through the development of practical, locally-relevant strategies for collating, generating and integrating knowledge relevant to the management of intersecting social, economic and environmental challenges. The project seeks to generate new knowledge about how Torres Strait Islander people construct the idea of sustainable development by integrating participatory and quantitative methodologies to support research evaluation and decision-making in a way that supports community aspirations. The expected outcomes include enhanced capacity of Torres Strait Islander people to effectively seek the knowledge that is most useful in their decision-making for sustainability.
Investigators
Felecia Watkin, Stewart Lockie and Natalie Stoeckl in collaboration with Sanchia Shibasaki and Cass Hunter (Indigenous Education & Research Centre, Lowitja Institute-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Cairns Institute and Division of Tropical Environments & Societies)
Keywords
Torres Strait; Sustainability; Sustainable Development; knowledge integration; knowledge translation

Great Barrier Reef Foundation - Crown-of-Thorns Control Innovation Program (CCIP)

Crown-of-thorns starfish control innovation program ? Feasibility and Design Phase (Phase 1)

Indicative Funding
$279,950 over 1 year
Summary
Recognising that manual control of COTS during outbreaks is not, on its own, an ideal long-term solution, new efforts were launched in 2016 to develop an Integrated Pest Management approach for COTS (as part of the National Environmental Science Program), led by CSIRO and involving numerous partners. This approach relies on understanding COTS distribution, movement and population dynamics, targeting critical locations and exploring new and more effective control methods. This involves both improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the current methods while also focusing efforts to better understand and manage the pre-conditioning and initiation of outbreaks. A Feasibility and Design Phase (Phase 1) is focused on assessing the feasibility (technical, social and regulatory) and modelling the benefit (impact) at scale of a broad range of possible improvements and interventions. Applying a transparent and consistent scientific framework, this Phase will lead to recommendations on priority areas that should be further investigated and developed
Investigators
Morgan Pratchett, Damien Burrows, Ciemon Caballes, Stewart Lockie and Carla Ewels (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, College of Science & Engineering and Cairns Institute)
Keywords
Coral Reef; acanthaster spp; Management; Disturbance; Monitoring

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) - Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub

Regional Queensland Coordinator for NESP Northern Hub.

Indicative Funding
$330,000 over 4 years
Summary
The role of the NESP Regional Queensland Coordinator is to: Help coordinate meetings and engagement within the region (Currently have a least four projects operating in the Cape/Mitchell/Gulf area); Organise workshops or briefings (plus conference displays or sessions) to communicate project outputs; Work with the communications team in Darwin to prepare project level communications materials; Help with negotiating research agreements with Indigenous communities if they are needed; Be a point of liaison for the Hub with regional stakeholders i.e.. NRM groups, Indigenous, Industry.
Investigators
Stewart Lockie (Cairns Institute)
Keywords
Traditional Owners; Land Management

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Consultancy

Community Insights survey content development

Indicative Funding
$25,806
Summary
Development of a conceptual framework and associated scales, informed by contemporary developments in environmental sociology, to guide Community Insights Surveys and contribute to the evidence base for measuring progress against social goals embedded in the DPIE outcomes framework and the NSW Climate Change Policy Framework.
Investigators
Stewart Lockie (Cairns Institute)
Keywords
Climate Change Policy; Environmental Sociology

Department of Industry - Contract Research

Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program Design Phase

Indicative Funding
$286,500 over 2 years (administered by AIMS)
Summary
The RRAP Design Phase seeks to deliver a business case for government, industry and private investment, the primary objective of which is to develop reef restoration and adaptation technologies that can be applied at scale, within affordability and practicality limits, to retain key functional attributes of the Great Barrier Reef. This project will contribute JCU expertise to evaluating coral restoration methods, undertaking regulatory and institutional environment mapping required for restoration to occur and an analysis of the viewpoints and engagement of stakeholders in reef restoration.
Investigators
Ian McLeod, Maxine Newlands and Stewart Lockie (TropWATER, College of Arts, Society & Education and Cairns Institute)
Keywords
Great Barrier Reef; Reef Restoration

Mission Australia - Contract Research

Stronger Together ? Cairns South Early Years Collective Impact Initiative

Indicative Funding
$225,000 over 3 years
Summary
Community Partner Funding: Cairns South and Yarrabah Communities for Children. This project will support the Early Years sector to lead the development of a detailed child development 'agenda' and to establish long-term system improvements that can lead to better support for children and their families in Cairns South.
Investigators
Allan Dale, Stewart Lockie, Fiona Allison and Jennifer McHugh (Cairns Institute)
Keywords
Early years; Socio-economic disadvantage; Cairns South; Collective impact; Yarrabah; Families
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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.

Current
  • Gugu Badhan Sovereignty, Self-Determination and Nationhood. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Country Self-binding to the G20 and Financial Stability Board Reforms for Global Finance: Implications for Policy Negotiations (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Rifts and Reconnection: An Examination of Reconnective Mitigative Practices under Capitalism (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Media Representation and Social Acceptance of Reef restoration and Adaptation Science (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • A sociological exploration of the digital nomad lifestyle and its implications for the future of work (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
Completed
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  • 3 collaborations
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  • 1 collaboration
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