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.

  • Environmental policy
  • Natural resource management
  • Food security
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Natural and industrial hazards
  • Sustainable development
  • Climate governance
  • Social impact assessment
Research Disciplines
  • 2012 - Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

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.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 139+ research outputs authored by Prof Stewart Lockie from 1993 onwards.

Current Funding

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

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
$300,000 over 3 years
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.
Stewart Lockie (Cairns Institute)
Traditional Owners; Land Management

Mission Australia - Contract Research

Stronger Together ? Cairns South Early Years Collective Impact Initiative

Indicative Funding
$225,000 over 3 years
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.
Allan Dale, Stewart Lockie, Fiona Allison and Jennifer McHugh (Cairns Institute)
Early years; Socio-economic disadvantage; Cairns South; Collective impact; Yarrabah; Families

Australian Research Council - Discovery - Projects

Farmers of the future: Challenges of a feminised agriculture in India

Indicative Funding
$5,910 over 3 years (administered by ANU)
Neoliberal economic policies are fundamentally transforming the social landscapes of rural India, causing a deep agrarian crisis. The agrarian changes accentuate the unequal consequences for poor women and women in relation to: production (labour, tenure); livelihood and food security; access to and ownership of assets such as land and water and access to agriculture innovations and institutions. This multiscalar project investigates the causes and consequences of feminisation of agriculture in India's transitioning economy in order to understand how gender roles and relations are being re-shaped in communities and households in diverse socioeconomic and cultural contexts and agro-ecological areas.
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Amita Shah, William Pritchard, Patrick J Kilby and Stewart Lockie (Australian National University, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, The University of Sydney and Cairns Institute)
India; Food Security; feminisation; Women; neoliberal economic policy

Australian Research Council - Discovery - Projects

Conflicting temporalities of climate governance: a comparative sociology of policy design and operationalisation in Australia and the UK

Indicative Funding
$237,865 over 3 years
This research will investigate the ways in which climate governance both reflects and reconstitutes our understanding of the temporal dynamics of anthropogenic climate change. Through a comparative case study of Australia and the UK, the project aims to promote a deeper understanding of potential contradictions between the temporalities of global environmental change and the temporalities of governance strategies developed in response to it: to develop a more sophisticated sociological theorization of the temporalities of socio-ecological change; and to contribute to informed debate in Australia and elsewhere concerning the utility of key conceptual frameworks and policy instruments.
Stewart Lockie (Cairns Institute)
climate governance; environmental sociology; temporality

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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.

  • Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the local level - Self-determination (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • From Rural to Digital: A Case Study of Mobile Money in Rural Uganda (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Drivers of Sustainability in Small Communities in Northern Australia (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Country Self-binding to the G20 and Financial Stability Board Reforms for Global Finance: Implications for Policy Negotiations (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Trauma and Gender in Natural Disasters and Conflict Contexts: A Comparative Study of Aceh, Indonesia and the Deep South ofThailand. (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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