AUSCCER Susannah Clement

Dr Susannah Clement

TWITTER: @SusannahClement
SUPERVISORS: Prof. Gordon Waitt and Prof. Ian Buchanan




My research interests can be best described as taking a material feminist approach to explore the everyday experiences of family life. My PhD research explored how families living in Wollongong experience and make sense of their everyday walking practices. The aim of the project was to understand how and why families make time (or don’t make time) for walking in their everyday lives. The project aimed to inform work around sustainable transport use, active travel and broader debates in the child and family geography literature about everyday mobilities and family life. Some findings of my research are explored in this blog post: Getting families moving: what makes a pedestrian friendly city for families? 


Journal Papers

  • Clement & Waitt, 2018, Pram mobilities: affordances and atmospheres that assemble childhood and motherhood on-the-move, Children’s Geographies, DOI:10.1080/14733285.2018.1432849
  • Clement & Waitt, 2017, Walking, mothering and care: a sensory ethnography of journeying on-foot with children in Wollongong, Australia, Gender, Place & Culture DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1372376
  • Waitt & Clement, 2015, Women drinking alcohol: assembling a perspective from a Victorian country town, Australia, Gender, Place & Culture,  23(8), pp. 1121-1134 DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2015.1090410

Book chapters

  • Clement, S (forthcoming), GoProing: Becoming researcher/participant, in D. Hodgins (ed) Dialogues in Feminist Post-Qualitative Childhood Studies, Bloomsbury.
  • Clement, S (Forthcoming), Families on-foot: assembling motherhood and childhood through care and play, in L. Murray (ed), Families in motion: space, time, materials and emotion, Emerald Publishing.


Research funding

Street Literacy: Increasing children’s literacy exposure through literacy art in the street, UOW Global Challenges Strategic Grant 2016
UOW Global Challenges Strategic Grant 2016

Australian Government Research Training Program
$26,000 p.a.


  • 2014 & 2015 Institute of Australian Geographers Postgraduate Presentation Award
Last reviewed: 21 May, 2018