Associate Professor Kristen Lyons

Associate Professor

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
kristen.lyons@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52020

Overview

Associate Professor Kristen Lyons is an activist academic with over twenty years experience in the fields of environment and development. Kristen's work is focused on the political ecology of resource conflicts in the global south. She has collaborated with international NGOs in a number of countries to undertake work that increases understandings of the impacts and responses of international development interventions, including global resistance movements. Kristen is a Senior Research Fellow with the Oakland Institute.

Research Impacts

Associate Professor Kristen Lyons' first priority is to work with communities affected by international development to better understand their options in the context of social and environmental change. She also works directly with community and non government organisations to analysis strategies and tactics of change, in the context of international resource conflict. Kristen's work, in collaboration with others, has shaped policy and practice across a number of settings in Australia, including related to organic food and agriculture, emerging technologies, and carbon markets.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Central Queensland University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Science, Griffith University

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lyons, K., Burch, D., Lawrence, G. and Rickson, R. (2005). Globalisation, Sustaining Rural Livelihoods and Organics. In: Shaping Sustainable Systems, 15th IFOAM Organic World Congress. Shaping Sustainable Systems, 15th IFOAM Organic World Congress, Adelaide, (). 20 - 23 September, 2005.

  • Lawrence, Geoffrey, Lyons, Kristen and Lockie, Stewart (2003). Food sovereignty, food security and the environment: Australian consumer attitudes to organics and genetic engineering. In: Conference on Organic Agriculture, Havana, Cuba, (). 27-30 May 2003.

  • Lawrence, G. A., Lyons, K. and Lockie, S. (2002). Localism, community and the politics of organic food systems. In: Cultivating Communities, 14th IFOAM Organic World Conference. Cultivating Communities, 14th IFOAM Organic World Conference, Victoria, Canada, (). 21-24 August, 2002.

  • Lawrence, G. A., Norton, J., Lockie, S. and Lyons, K. (2002). Organics and biotechnology: Never the twain shall meet?. In: World Congress of Sociology: International Sociological Assoc., Research Committee on Agriculture & Food. World Congress of Sociology: International Sociological Assoc., Research Committee on Agriculture & Food, x, (). 2002.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision