Contemporary social research for a sustainable future


My research crosses community knowledge, policy and practice in social and environmental challenges. Contexts include: environmental management, agriculture, Australian bushfire, community resilience, social memory, the transformation of rural landscapes.

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Working with stakeholders across policy and practice


Sustainability challenges are interdisciplinary. In the different studies that I am involved with, I collaborate with stakeholders from local communities, environmental management agencies, local, state and federal government.   


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Sharing knowledge and conversations with the public and academy


In 2019, I am privileged to be coordinating two subjects at the University of Melbourne

Sustainable Landscapes (ENST90043) - A Masters level course in which students explore the world through social ecological systems thinking and social theory, drawing on a diverse array of guest lectures who enhance the base lecturing. The Ovens, in North East Victoria, Australia centres as the case study landscape for the subject.

Reshaping Environments (ENVS10002) - An undergraduate level course that allows students to learn about complex social ecological challenges.

I am passionate about exchanging knowledge with and learning from members of the public, community organisations and students. I regularly give public guest lectures on my work and teach into post-graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Melbourne. 

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Publications across the interdisciplinary environmental social sciences


Raymond et al. 2019. Theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability Sustainability Science

Van Riper et al. 2019. Social learning as a link between the individual and the collective: Evaluating deliberation on social values Sustainability Science

Rawluk, A. and M.E. Saunders. 2019. Facing the gap: exploring research on local knowledge of insect-provided services in agroecosystems Int. J. Agricultural Sustainability 17(1): 108-117.

Rawluk A., Ford, R., N.M. Anderson, and K.J.H. Williams. 2018. Exploring multiple dimensions of values and valuing: a conceptual framework for mapping and translating values for social-ecological research and practice Sustainability Science

Ford, R.M., K.J.H. Williams, A. Rawluk. 2018. Managing values in disaster planning: Current strategies, challenges and opportunities for incorporating values of the public Land Use Policy81: 131-142.

Rawluk A., Ford, R., and K.J.H. Williams. 2018. Value-based scenario planning: exploring multifaceted values in natural disaster planning and management Ecologyand Society 

Williams, K.J.H., Ford, R. and A. Rawluk. 2018. Values of the public at risk of wildfire and its management International Journal of Wildland Fire 

Raymond, C.M., J. Kenter. D. Kendal, C.J. van Riper, and A. Rawluk. 2018.Theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability Sustainability Science

Sinclair, K., Rawluk, A., Kumar, S., and A. Curtis. 2017. Ways forward for resilience thinking: lessons from the field for those exploring social-ecological systems in agriculture and NRM Ecology and Society

Rawluk A., and A. Curtis. 2017. “A mirror and a lamp”: the role of power in the rural landscape trajectory of the Ovens region of Australia. Society & Natural Resources: an international journal

Rawluk A., Ford, R., Neolaka, F. and K.J.H. Wiliams. 2017. Public values for integration in natural disaster management and planning: a case study from Victoria, Australia. Journal of Environmental Management

Rawluk, A., and A. Curtis. 2016. Reconciling contradictory narratives of landscape change using the adaptive cycle: a case study from southeastern Australia. Ecology and Society 21(1):17.

Rawluk, A., Curtis, A, Sharp, E et al 2013, 'Managed aquifer recharge in farming landscapes using large floods: an opportunity to improve outcomes for the Murray-Darling Basin?', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. i, pp. 1-15.

Rawluk, A. and A. Godber. 2011. Widening the scope of scenario building and visioning in small communities: a case study use of an alternative method. Ecology and Society 16(1): 11.