Associate Professor Elske van de Fliert

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
e.vandefliert@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68261

Overview

Associate Professor Elske van de Fliert is the Director of the Centre for Communication and Social Change. She also convenes the Communication for Social Change plan of the Master of Communication program. She obtained a PhD in Communication & Innovation in 1993 from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. She joined the UQ School of Journalism and Communication (now School of Communication and Arts) in July 2006. Prior to this, Elske worked for two decades in research, development and teaching positions in Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, with work also across China, Kenya, Uganda, Philippines and Kyrgyzstan.

Elske’s research interests include participatory development communication, facilitation of transdisciplinary research for sustainable development, and impact assessment of social change processes. Over the years at UQ, she has been conducting research projects in Indonesia, Timor Leste, Philippines and Mongolia. She has published widely on a range of topics related to participatory research and communication in sustainable rural development.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable development
  • Communication for social change

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Utrecht University
  • Master of Science, Utrecht University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, WUR

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

  • Nhuan, N. H., van de Fliert, E. and Nicetic, O. (2017). How agricultural research for development can make a change: Assessing livelihood impacts in the northwest highlands of Vietnam. Redefining diversity and dynamics of natural resources management in Asia. Volume 2, Upland natural resources and social ecological systems in northern Vietnam. (pp. 155-176) edited by Mai Van Thanh, Tran Duc Vien, Stephen J. Leisz and Ganesh Shivakoti. San Diego: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-805453-6.00010-3

  • van de Fliert, Elske (2014). Communication, development, and the natural environment. The handbook of development communication and social change. (pp. 125-137) edited by Karin Gwinn Wilkins, Thomas Tufte and Rafael Obregon. Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118505328.ch8

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan and van de Fliert, Elske (2014). Revisiting CSC Theory. Interrogating the Theory and Practice of Communication for Social Change. (pp. 1-19) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137426314_1

  • Baast, Erdenebolor and van de Fliert, Elske (2013). Priorities and capacity of food policy in Mongolia: The dilemma between ambitions reality. Multifunctional agriculture, ecology and food security: International perspectives. (pp. 225-244) edited by J. Ram Pillarisetti, Roger Lawrey and Azman Ahmad. New York, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Van de Fliert, Elske (2010). Communication and Sustainable Rural Development. An Introduction to Communication and Social Change. (pp. 89-98) edited by Thomas, Pradip and Bromley, Michael. Brisbane: UQ Press.

  • Van de Fliert, Elske (2010). Participatory planning: Setting the agenda. An introduction to communication and social change. (pp. 67-76) edited by Pradip Thomas and Michael Bromley. Brisbane: UQ Press.

  • Van de Fliert, E. (2007). Communication and sustainable rural development. Communication for Social Change. (pp. 85-94) edited by Thomas, P. N.. Brisbane: The University of Queensland.

  • van de Fliert, E. (2007). For growth or well-being? Communication strategies for sustainable development in rural Asia. Moving Targets - Mapping the Paths Between Communication, Technolgy and Social Change in Communities. (pp. 45-60) edited by J. E. J. Servaes and S. Liu. Penang, Malaysia: Southbound.

  • van de Fliert, E. (2007). Participatory planning: Setting the agenda. Communication for Social Change. (pp. 61-70) edited by Thomas, P. N.. Brisbane: The University of Queensland.

  • van de Fliert, E. J. (2006). The role of the farmer field school in the transition towards sustainable agriculture. Changing Roles of Agricultural Extension in Asian Nations. (pp. 325-342) edited by A. W. Van den Ban and R. K. Samanta. New Dehli: B. R. Publishing Corporation.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Associate Professor Elske van de Fliert is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision