Dr Natalie Jones

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science

Lecturer

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science

Overview

Natalie is an applied anthropologist that is dedicated to advancing the role of social science in agriculture and natural resource management within interdisciplinary teams. Her research interests involve understanding how people perceive and interact with environmental systems.

Natalie has established a strong track record in applying cognitive constructs, including mental models and values, to explore how people make sense of and relate to their environment, particularly in relation to water resources. Two of her publications have been placed in the top 1% of the academic field of Social Sciences (Clarivate, 2020). Natalie has an interest in designing and implementing participatory processes to support decision-making.

She is currently co-leading the Regenerative Agriculture Group within the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. The focus of this inter-disciplinary group is to advance knowledge and practice of regenerative agriculture to increase social and ecological resilience within Australia's agri-food systems. She is also leading the social component an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research in Fiji which aims to develop a value chain for converting senile coconut trees into engineered wood products.

Natalie has conducted applied social science research within a number of interdisciplinary teams involving governments, research organisations, non-governmental organisations and Indigenous groups. She has published more than 25 academic papers and book chapters.

Natalie is a Lecturer of Rural Development within the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Prior to taking up her position at UQ, Natalie was a Researcher at the Australian National University working in the Resource Management of the Asia Pacific Program. This involved working as a social scientist in an international collaboration with CIRAD – Agricultural Research for Development, to evaluate 34 participatory modelling projects globally. She has undertaken consultancies with various natural resource management groups within Australia, including Healthy Land and Water and Seqwater.

She teaches post-graduate level courses,including:

AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture

AGRC7045 Advanced Research Methodologies

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Managament, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Applied Anthropology & Participatory Dev, Australian National University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Pinner, Breanna, Ross, Helen, Jones, Natalie, Babidge, Sally, Shaw, Sylvie, Witt, Katherine and Rissik, David (2019). A custodial ethic: Indigenous values towards water in Moreton Bay and catchments. Moreton Bay Quandamooka and catchment: past, present and future. (pp. 29-44) edited by Ian R. Tibbetts, Peter C. Rothlisberg, David T. Neil, Tamara A. Homburg, David T. Brewer and Angela H. Arthington. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Moreton Bay Foundation.

  • Ross, Helen, Rissik, David, Jones, Natalie, Witt, Katherine, Pinner, Breanna and Shaw, Sylvie (2019). Managing for the multiple uses and values of Moreton Bay and its catchments. Moreton Bay Quandamooka and catchment: past, present and future. (pp. 563-578) edited by Ian R. Tibbetts, Peter C. Rothlisberg, David T. Neil, Tamara A. Homburg, David T. Brewer and Angela H. Arthington. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Moreton Bay Foundation.

  • Ross, Helen, Jones, Natalie, Witt, Katherine, Pinner, Breanna, Shaw, Sylvie, Rissik, David and Udy, James (2019). Values towards Moreton Bay and catchments. Moreton Bay Quandamooka and catchment: past, present and future. (pp. 47-60) edited by Ian R. Tibbetts, Peter C. Rothlisberg, David T. Neil, Tamara A. Homburg, David T. Brewer and Angela H. Arthington. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Moreton Bay Foundation.

  • Perez, Pascal, Aubert, Sigrid, Dare, William’s, Ducrot, Raphaele, Jones, Natalie, Queste, Jerome, Trebuil, Guy and Van Paassen, AnneMarie (2014). Assessment and monitoring of the effects of the ComMod approach. Companion modelling: a participatory approach to support sustainable development. (pp. 155-187) edited by Michel Etienne. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-8557-0_7

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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