Dr Karen McNamara

Senior Lecturer

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
karen.mcnamara@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56069

Overview

A graduate of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Karen holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons I; 2001) and a PhD in Geography (2006). Her PhD explored the politics of ‘environmental refugee’ protection at the United Nations, drawing specifically on the impacts of climate change on Pacific small island states. Karen has held positions with the NSW Government, as a lecturer at UNSW, and post-doctoral researcher and then senior research fellow at James Cook University where she worked on projects in the Wet Tropics, Torres Strait, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. More recently, Karen was a research consultant at the University of the South Pacific and worked in numerous countries and communities in the region (Cook Islands, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). Karen has consulted for UNDP and UNESCO.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science, University of New South Wales

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Prideaux, Bruce, McKercher, Bob and McNamara, Karen Elizabeth (2014). Introduction. In Bruce Prideaux, Bob McKercher and Karen Elizabeth McNamara (Ed.), Climate change and tourism in the Asia Pacific (pp. 1-3) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Prideaux, Bruce, McKercher, Bob and McNamara, Karen Elizabeth (2014). Modelling a tourism response to climate change using a four stage problem definition and response framework. In Bruce Prideaux, Bob McKercher and Karen Elizabeth McNamara (Ed.), Climate change and tourism in the Asia Pacific (pp. 165-182) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • McNamara, Karen Elizabeth and Westoby, Ross (2011). Coastal and marine ecotourism operations in Australia. In Warwick Gullet, Clive Scholfield and Joanna Vince (Ed.), Marine resources management (pp. 267-278) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision