People

AUSCCER Vanessa CavanaghVanessa Cavanagh

POSITION: Associate Lecturer and Subject Coordinator, School of Geography & Sustainable Communities
PART TIME: Work days are Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
OFFICE: 41.253
PHONE: x4284
EMAIL: vanessa@uow.edu.au
TWITTER: @nessscavvv
 

 

 

Education

  • B.Sc (Hons (Class I)) Earth and Environmental Sciences 2007, UOW

Previous Positions

  • Current Project Manager Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team, Eco Logical Australia (part time)
  • 2016 Research Assistant to Professor Marchetti, School of Law UOW (2014-July 2016)
  • 2014 - 2015 Associate Lecturer University of Wollongong (part time) Indigenous Studies INDS201 (2014-2015)
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Researcher, Culture and Heritage Division, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and various other roles in this Vendepartment dating back to 1997 including: Co-management Project Officer (2007-08), Ranger (2006), Illawarra Regional Aboriginal Heritage Study Project Officer, Women’s Heritage Coordinator, and Field Officer.
  • 2006 Ranger, Illawarra Regional Aboriginal Heritage Study Project Officer, Women’s Heritage Coordinator, and Field Officer.
  • 2005 Research Assistant, UOW, to Dr Nicholas Gill and to Associate Professor Michael Adams

Publications

Journal Article
  • 2015/2016 Cavanagh, V. and Marchetti , E. 'Judicial indigenous cross-cultural training: What is available, how good is it and can it Be improved?' 19(2) Australian Indigenous Law Review 
Academic Publications
  • 2016 Cavanagh V. The Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team Project – Building Indigenous knowledge and skills to improve urban waterways in Sydney’s Georges River Catchment . Presented at the 8th Australian Stream Management Conference Leura, NSW 
  • Adams, M., V. Cavanagh and B. Edmunds, 2008 Bush lemons and beach hauling: evolving traditions and new thinking for protected areas management and Aboriginal people in NSW, in D. Smyth and G. K. Ward (eds), Protecting Country: Indigenous governance and management of protected areas, Research Program, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.
non-academic publications
  • 2012 Donovan, K., and Cavanagh, V. The camps are magic; NSW Aboriginal culture camps in partnership with OEH: an overview. Report to Country Culture and Heritage Division, NSW Office of Environment and Climate Change (internal agency report)
  • 2009 Aboriginal Park Partnerships Manual and Factsheets Report to Parks and Wildlife Division, NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change. (internal agency report)
  • 2007 Adams, M., Cavanagh, V., and Waddell, L., Aboriginal Partnerships Audit, Report to Parks and Wildlife Division, NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change. (internal agency report)
Edited book
  • 2011 Carrington. B., and Young, P. Aboriginal Heritage and Wellbeing. Edited by: D. Byrne, V. Cavanagh and E. Dortins. Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water (NSW) Sydney, click here for further information 

Teaching

  • 2016 - Current Lecturer University of Wollongong (part time) GEOG123 Indigenous Geographies  
  • 2014 - 2015 Associate Lecturer University of Wollongong (part time) Indigenous Studies INDS201

Recent Conference and Workshop Papers

  • 2017 'Lessons from the Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team Project, Georges River, Sydney', conference presentation at the, Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate: A Conference on Restoring Ecological Processes, Ecosystems and Landscapes in a Changing World University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales Australia
  • 2016 Cavanagh V. ‘The Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team Project – Building Indigenous knowledge and skills to improve urban waterways in Sydney’s Georges River Catchment’. Presented at the 8th Australian Stream Management Conference Leura, NSW 

Awards and Honours

  • 2011 University of Wollongong Faculty Award, for: Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, UOW Indigenous Geographies Program
  • 2010 NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water - Spokeswomen’s Annual Recognition Awards, for: Mentoring
  • 2008 Illawarra Prize in Fourth Year Earth & Environmental Sciences, Best Overall performance in BSc Honours Earth & Environmental Sciences

 

Last reviewed: 19 July, 2017

AUSCCER logo
 


Seminars Read Our Blog Follow on Twitter