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AUSCCER Carrie Wilkinson Carrie Wilkinson

EMAIL: cw979@uowmail.edu.au
TWITTER: @CarrieW2536

 

 

 

 

 

Education

  • 2015 – present: PhD (Human Geography), University of Wollongong

Working Title: “Saving Water for a Rainy Day: thinking through the materiality, agency and assemblage of water tanks in a changing climate”
Supervisors: Dr Leah Gibbs and Professor Gordon Waitt

  • 2010 – 2013: Bachelor of Science (Advanced) Honours Class I, University of Wollongong

Majors: Human Geography, Indigenous Studies
Honours Dissertation: “Understanding the embodied geographic knowledge of people who watch birds: an exploration of encounter, performance and ‘becoming’”

Current Research

My research interests include:

  • More-than-human geographies and research praxis
  • Domestic water relations
  • Social, cultural and political dimensions of natural disaster vulnerability and resilience
  • Geographies of citizen science

My current doctoral research focuses on the agency, assemblages and materiality of water and water tanks in everyday life. Specifically, I am interested in learning from the everyday water experiences and practices of households in regional NSW which subsist on non-mains water sources, such as bore water, rainwater, river water and/or dam water. By taking seriously the vitality of water and water tanks I aim to better understand the vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities of tank-water households in a changing climate.

Publications 

Journal Papers
Reports
  • Wilkinson, C., Eriksen, C. and Penman, T. (2014) “Lessons from the State Mine Fire: a post-fire analysis of preparedness and risk in the Blue Mountains, NSW”, in Bradstock, R. et al Social Construct of Fuels in the Interface, Report to the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), pp. 77 – 104.

Research Presentations

  • 2017 “Going with the flow: embracing unplanned encounters with water in research on water tanks”, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • 2016 “Saving water for a rainy day”, Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (RGS-IBG), Imperial College London, England
  • 2016 “We seem to be doing a lot for birds but not much bird-watching’: becoming bird-watcher and citizen scientists in everyday life”, Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (RGS-IBG), Imperial College London, England
  • 2016 “Saving water for a rainy day: living with water tanks and tank water in a changing climate”, Climate Adaptation conference of the CSIRO and NCCARF, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
  • 2016 “Assembling life with water tanks: keeping the water flowing”, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • 2015 Wilkinson, C., “We seem to be doing a lot for birds but not much bird-watching: Bird-watching and citizen science”, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Australian National University, Canberra
  • 2015 Wilkinson, C., “Into the Firing Line: Civilian ingress during the 2013 ‘Red October’ bushfires, Australia”, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Australian National University, Canberra
  • 2014 Wilkinson, C., “Lessons from the State Mine Fire: A post-fire analysis of preparedness and risk in the Blue Mountains,” University of Wollongong, Bushfire CRC Final Project Workshop: Social Construct of Fuels in the Interface (Risk versus Amenity), University of Wollongong.
  • 2013 Wilkinson, C., “Understanding the embodied geographic knowledge of people who watch birds: An exploration of encounter, performance and “becoming”, Geographical Society of New South Wales Honours Conference, University of Western Sydney 

Tutoring

  • 2017 – GEOG123: Indigenous Geographies (Wollongong campus)
  • 2017 – GEOG122: Human Geography – Living in a Material World (Wollongong Campus)
  • 2017 – GEOG221: Population Geography – People, Place, Inequality (Wollongong and Shoalhaven Campus)
  • 2016 – GEOG122: Human Geography – Living in a Material World (Wollongong Campus)
  • 2015 – GEOG122: Human Geography – Living in a Material World (Wollongong Campus)

Awards and Honours

  • 2015 - 2017 Australian Postgraduate Award for Higher Degree Research
  • 2013 NSW Geographical Society Jim Rose Geography Award for Highly Commended Presentation on a Human Geography topic
  • 2013 Illawarra Prize for Highest Mark (First Class) in Bachelor of Science Honours Fourth Year Earth and Environmental Sciences 

Memberships

  • UOW Human Geography Society 
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Institute of Australian Geographers
  • Geographical Society of New South Wales

 

Last reviewed: 26 July, 2017

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