Dr Severine van Bommel

Senior Lecturer in Rural Dev. & Agr

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
s.vanbommel@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 105

Overview

Dr Severine van Bommel is working as a senior lecturer in rural development and extension in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, the University of Queensland. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist (forest and nature conservation policy, communication and innovation studies) specialising in the relationship between people and their environment in agriculture and natural resource management. In her research she takes an interpretive, interactive approach focussing on the role and potential of communication in processes of innovation and change, such as the mobilization of actors around issues, the creation of meanings in interaction, contestation of knowledge, development and resolution natural resource management conflicts, adoption and diffusion of technologies and behaviour change. Her research themes fall into three categories: 1) expertise in action ; 2) rethinking of 'adoption and diffusion'; 3) multispecies ethnography and more-than-human participation in research.

She has published on topics such as multi-stakeholder negotiation, boundary work, co-production of knowledge, circulation of meaning, landscapes of practices, multi-species ethnography as well as interpretive methods and methodology. Her publications include the co-edited books Forest-People Interfaces (Wageningen Academic Publishers 2012) and Forest and Nature Governance: a Practice based Approach (Springer 2013).

Her teaching involves various interdisciplinary and social science based courses (Participatory research, Development and Extension practice; Rural Community Development, Stakeholder Engagement; Working with Groups and Teams) and postgraduate supervision. She is part of the International Interpretive Policy Analysis network (IPA) whose international conference she organised in 2014 (with collaborators). She is also part of in the International Farming Systems Association (IFSA) and the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN).

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Van Bommel, Severine, Van Hulst, Merlijn and Yanow, Dvora (2014). Interpretive policy analysis in the Netherlands. In Policy Analysis in the Netherlands (pp. 69-86) : Policy Press.

  • van Bommel, Severine and van der Zouwen, Marielle (2013). Creating scientific narratives: Experiences in constructing and interweaving empirical and theoretical plots. In Bas Arts, Jelle Behagel, Séverine van Bommel, Jessica de Koning and Esther Turnhout (Ed.), Forest and Nature Governance: A Practice based Approach (pp. 217-239) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5113-2_11

  • Arts, Bas, Behagel, Jelle, van Bommel, Severine, de Koning, Jessica and Turnhout, Esther (2013). Prelude to practice: Introducing a practice based approach to forest and nature governance. In Bas Arts, Jelle Behagel, Séverine van Bommel, Jessica de Koning and Esther Turnhout (Ed.), Forest and Nature Governance: A Practice based Approach (pp. 3-21) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5113-2_1

  • Behagel, Jelle, Arts, Bas, van Bommel, Severine, de Koning, Jessica and Turnhout, Esther (2013). The promise of practice: The value of the practice based approach for forest and nature governance studies. In Bas Arts, Jelle Behagel, Séverine van Bommel, Jessica de Koning and Esther Turnhout (Ed.), Forest and Nature Governance: A Practice based Approach (pp. 243-255) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5113-2_12

  • Arts, Bas, Van Bommel, Severine, Ros-Tonen, Mirjam and Verschoor, Gerard (2012). Forest-people interfaces: From local creativity to global concerns. In Forest-people Interfaces: Understanding Community Forestry and Biocultural Diversity (pp. 15-26) : Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-749-3_1

  • Van Bommel, Severine and Turnhout, Esther (2012). The (onto)politics of classifying biocultural diversity: A tale of chaos, order and control. In Forest-people Interfaces: Understanding Community Forestry and Biocultural Diversity (pp. 223-238) : Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-749-3_14

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor