Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER)

Michael Adams Calibre PrizeAssociate Professor of Human Geography, Michael Adams has been awarded the prestigious Australian Book Review’s Calibre Essay Prize

for his essay ‘Salt Blood’, a deep dive into the ancient practise of freediving.

Considered Australia’s most revered essay prize, Associate Professor Adams’ piece was selected from a field of 180 submissions from 14 countries by judges, award-winning historian Sheila Fitzpatrick, ABR Editor Peter Rose and Picador Publisher Geordie Williamson.

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AUSCCER Chris Gibson Outback Elvis bookThe town all shook up over Elvis

How the King of Rock 'n' Roll put the sleepy town of Parkes on the map and captured the imagination of a pair of geographers. Read More


Self-care is an essential part of ethical research

Self-care is an essential part of ethical research

Ways to increase researchers' self-care skills and awareness through institutional support is discussed in this recently published paper by Dr Christine Eriksen Read More


Discover Social Sciences Human Geography

Discover Social Sciences Human Geography

In this video Dr Nick Gill and Professor Noel Castree explain the benefits of studying Human Geography in the Bachelor of Social Science at UOW.  Read More

Other Current Research Projects

To find out further information on current School of Geography and Sustainable Communities Research Projects and across the Faculty of Social Sciences, read here. 


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