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Stewart Williams

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Stewart Williams

Senior Lecturer

Room 427, Geography Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1866 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2989 (fax)

Stewart.Williams@utas.edu.au

Dr Stewart Williams holds a continuing appointment as Senior Lecturer at the School of Land and Food, in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD GeographyReturning to the scene of the crime: spatial representations in the crime fictions of E. A. PoeUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2005
BA(Hons) GeographyWomen's fear of crime: the geography of social control (a Foucauldian analysis)University of TasmaniaAustralia1994
BA Geography and History University of TasmaniaAustralia1992

Biography

Before commencing his academic career at the University of Tasmania, Stewart worked with community organisations in the Drug & Alcohol sector.

Research Themes

Stewart's research is multi-disciplinary and thus variously aligned with the University's research themes of Better HealthCreativity, Culture and Society; and Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • 2014-present: Member, Planning Institute of Australia
  • 2013-present: Member, Australian Collaborative Education Network
  • 2011-present: Fellow, Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers
  • 2009-present: Honorary Treasurer, Institute of Australian Geographers' Legal Geography Study Group
  • 2006-present: Member, Institute of Australian Geographers
  • 2006-2010: Honorary Treasurer, Institute of Australian Geographers

Administrative expertise

Stewart is active in university governance at all levels. He currently holds roles at the University of Tasmania as an elected member of Academic Senate, a nominated member of the School of Land and Food's Research Committee, and the school's nominated member on the Arts Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee.

Teaching

Human Geography, Environmental Studies, Planning, Work-Integrated Learning, Pedagogy, Blended Learning

Teaching expertise

Stewart has over ten years' experience in the design and delivery of units in Human Geography and Environmental Planning at all levels from Introductory (1st year) to postgraduate and including breadth units, work-integrated-learning units and distance/off-campus units. He was appointed to a postgraduate course coordination role (acting) in 2012, and was awarded University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Certificates in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • 2010-11: Appointed chair, Community Advisory Panel 'Business case for a Light Rail proposal for Hobart's northern suburbs' by the Hon. Nick McKim (Minister for Sustainable Transport and Alternative Energy)
  • 2010: Invited member, Federal Housing Minister's Advisory Committee Investigative Panel on 'Concentrations of social disadvantage' nominated by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

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Expertise

Qualitative research methods; risk and disaster management; climate change adaptation and resilience; housing and homelessness; drugs and drug use; transport infrastructure provision; urban and regional planning; local politics; public participation.

Awards

  • 2010: Invited visiting scholar at the Department of Urban Studies, Malmö University, Sweden, funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
  • 2010: Winner of the University of Tasmania's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology Research Excellence Award (Early Career Researcher category)
  • 1997: Australian Postgraduate Award Commonwealth PhD Scholarship (over 3.5 years)
  • 1993: W. J. Gerlach Honours Scholarship, University of Tasmania

Collaboration

Stewart is currently progressing his work on drug geographies through collaborations with scholars located across Europe and North and South America.

Current projects

Stewart's current research projects explore how the production and consumption of drugs (both licit and illicit) is variously constituted through space with implications in areas that range from maintaining rural livelihoods through to advancing harm reduction. 

His other recently completed projects have looked at 'Climate change adaptation and the built environment'; 'Enhancing bioenergy transformation'; and 'A tipping point study to evaluate homelessness services in Tasmania'.

Research Fields

  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Economic Geography (160401)
  • Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Human Geography (160499)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Historical Studies (210399)
  • Natural Hazards (040604)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (070399)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Environmental Sociology (160802)
  • Architectural History and Theory (120103)
  • Literary Studies (200599)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Family and Household Studies (160301)
  • Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (160205)
  • Architectural Design (120101)
  • Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
  • Urban Policy (160514)
  • Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Comparative Law (180106)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Natural Hazards (961099)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Political Systems (940203)
  • Environmental Ethics (950403)
  • Health Policy Economic Outcomes (920207)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Land and Water Management of environments (960999)
  • Urban Planning (870105)
  • Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments (961010)
  • Workplace and Organisational Ethics (950409)
  • Law, Politics and Community Services (949999)
  • Environmental Services (940110)
  • Understanding Past Societies (950599)
  • Human Pharmaceutical Products (860899)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Natural Hazards in Marine Environments (961006)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Law Enforcement (940404)
  • Legal Processes (940406)
  • Substance Abuse (920414)
  • Environmental Health (920405)

Publications

Stewart has published 14 articles in such peer-reviewed journals as Geographical ResearchPolitical GeographyArea ,Australian Journal of Emergency ManagementIsland Studies JournalInternational Journal of Housing Policy, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, and Social Forces. He has guest-edited special issues of Housing Studies and Space & Polity. He has also produced one co-authored book, five book chapters and entries, and many reports and book reviews.

Total publications

75

Journal Article

(22 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Williams S, 'Space, scale and jurisdiction in health service provision for drug users: the legal geography of a supervised injecting facility', Space and Polity, 20, (1) pp. 95-108. ISSN 1356-2576 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2015.1128152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2015Williams S, Booth KI, 'Time and the spatial post-politics of climate change: insights from Australia', Political Geography: Virtual Special Issue on Climate Change and Political Geography ISSN 0962-6298 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Booth KI

2015Gale F, Davison A, Wood G, Williams S, Towle N, 'Four impediments to embedding education for sustainability in higher education', Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 31, (2) pp. 248-263. ISSN 0814-0626 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/aee.2015.36 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Gale F; Davison A; Wood G; Towle N

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2014Booth K, Williams S, 'A more-than-human political moment (and other natural catastrophes)', Space and Polity, 18, (2) pp. 182-195. ISSN 1356-2576 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2014.884313 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Booth K

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2014Williams Stewart, 'Different ways of knowing how to coexist with fire', Geographical Research, 52, (1) pp. 55-57. ISSN 1745-5871 (2014) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2013Bartel R, Graham N, Jackson S, Prior JH, Robinson DF, et al., 'Legal geography: an Australian perspective', Geographical Research, 51, (4) pp. 339-353. ISSN 1745-5863 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 7

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2013Vreugdenhil R, Williams S, 'White line fever: a sociotechnical perspective on the contested implementation of an urban bike lane network', Area, 45, (3) pp. 283-291. ISSN 0004-0894 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/area.12029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Vreugdenhil R

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2013Williams S, 'Licit narcotics production in Australia: geographies nomospheric and topological', Geographical Research, 51, (4) pp. 364-374. ISSN 1745-5863 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2013Williams S, 'Rendering the untimely event of disaster ever present', Landscape Review, 14, (2) pp. 86-96. ISSN 2253-1440 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Williams S, Booth KI, 'Time and the spatial post-politics of climate change: Insights from Australia', Political Geography, 36 pp. 21-30. ISSN 0962-6298 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.07.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Booth KI

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2012Booth K, Williams S, 'Is insurance an under-utilised mechanism in climate change adaptation? The case of bushfire management in Tasmania', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 27, (4) pp. 38-45. ISSN 1324-1540 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Booth K

2012Williams S, 'Virtually Impossible: Deleuze and Derrida on the Political Problem of Islands (and Island studies)', Island Studies Journal, 7, (2) pp. 215-234. ISSN 1715-2593 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5

2012Williams Stewart, 'Anoraks, train timetables, bus rides and biscuits: taking on the impossible in the politics of climate change', Local Global: identity, security, community, 10 pp. 58-80. ISSN 1832-6919 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2011Jacobs K, Williams S, 'What to do now? Tensions and dilemmas in responding to natural disasters: a study of three Australian state housing authorities', International Journal of Housing Policy, 11, (2) pp. 175-193. ISSN 1461-6718 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2011.573206 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Jacobs K

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2011Williams S, Jacobs KA, 'Disasters, housing and actuarialism: on the securitisation of risk', Housing Studies, 26, (2) pp. 185-195. ISSN 0267-3037 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2011.557587 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Jacobs KA

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2011Williams Stewart, Hay PR, 'Living on... A conversation about island peoples, places, politics and poetry', Island, Autumn, (124) pp. 8-16. ISSN 1035-3127 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hay PR

2011Williams Stewart, Jacobs KA, 'Introduction: Disasters, housing, actuarialism and the securitisation of risk', 27, (2) pp. 185-195. ISSN 0267-3037 (2011) [Edited Journal]

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Co-authors: Jacobs KA

2010Williams S, 'On islands, insularity, and opium poppies: Australia's secret pharmacy', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28, (2) pp. 290-310. ISSN 0263-7758 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1068/d5608 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2009Jacobs KA, Williams S, 'Natural disaster preparation and response: issues for state housing authorities', AHURI Final Report, (131) pp. 1 - 43. ISSN 1834-7223 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Jacobs KA

2009Williams S, Jacobs KA, Newton P, Blakely EJ, 'Natural disaster preparation and response: a guide for state housing authorities', AHURI Positioning Paper No 113 pp. 1-48. ISSN 1834-9250 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Jacobs KA

2008Williams S, 'Rethinking the nature of disaster: From failed instruments of learning to a post-social understanding', Social Forces, 87, (2) pp. 1115-1138. ISSN 0037-7732 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/sof.0.0146 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 10

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1999Bradshaw MB, Williams S, 'Scales, Lines and Minor Geographies: Whither King Island?', Australian Geographical Studies, 37, (3) pp. 248-267. ISSN 0004-9190 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 10

Co-authors: Bradshaw MB

Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013King D, Ginger J, Williams S, Cottrell A, Gurtner Y, et al., 'Planning, Building and Insuring: Adaptation of Built Environment to Climate Change Induced Increased Intensity of Natural Hazards', National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 361. ISBN 978-1-921609-75-6 (2013) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Booth K; Jacobs K

Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Davison A, Williams S, 'The Outside Within: The Shifting Ontological Practice of the Environment in Australia', Nature, Temporality and Environmental Management: Scandinavian and Australian Perspectives on Peoples and Landscapes, Routledge, L Head, K Saltzman, G Setten, M Stenseke (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 15-29. ISBN 9781472464651 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Davison A

2013Williams S, 'Coherent unity or fracture and flow? The problematic island polity', The Political Economy of Divided Islands: Unified Geographies, Multiple Polities, Palgrave Macmillan, G Baldacchino (ed), New York, pp. 18-33. ISBN 9781137023124 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Williams Stewart, 'Rethinking the Nature of Disaster: From Failed Instruments of Learning to a Post-Social Understanding', Emergency Policy: Vol. 3, Ashgate, T. Legrand & A. McConnell (ed), London and Burlington, pp. 469-192. ISBN 978-1-4094-4077-2 (2012) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2012Williams Stewart, 'Van Diemonian venison', A Taste of Islands: 60 recipes and stories from our world of islands, Island Studies Press, Anna & Godfrey Baldacchino (ed), Canada, pp. 214-217. ISBN 978-0-919013-74-2 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]

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Review

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Williams S, 'Book review: Liquidity Lost: The Governance of the Global Financial Crisis', Geographical Research, 53, (3) pp. 337-340. ISSN 1745-5863 (2015) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12130 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Williams S, 'Geography of drugs', Oxford Bibliographies, (Online) (2014) [Substantial Review]

DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199874002-0079 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Williams Stewart, 'Book review of Routes, Roads and Landscapes', Australian Planner, 50, (2) pp. 176-178. ISSN 0729-3682 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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2013Williams Stewart, 'Book review of Cities and fascination: beyond the surplus of meaning', Australian Planner, 50, (1) pp. 84-86. ISSN 0729-3682 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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2013Williams Stewart, 'Book review of The temporary city', Australian Planner, 50, (3) pp. 1-2. ISSN 0729-3682 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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2012Williams Stewart, 'Review of Beyond Consensus: Improving Collaborative Planning and Management', Urban Policy and Research pp. 1-3. ISSN 0811-1146 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2012Williams Stewart, 'Review of Derrida for Architects', Planning Perspectives: An International Journal of History, Planning and The Environment, 27, (1) pp. 145-164. ISSN 0266-5433 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2011Williams Stewart, 'Book review of Paradigm Islands: Manhattan and Venice. Discourses on architecture and the city, by Teresa Stoppani', Planning Perspectives, 26, (4) pp. 663-682. (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2011Williams Stewart, 'Book review of Derrida for architects, by Richard Coyne', Planning Perspectives, 27, (1) pp. 145-164. (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2011Williams Stewart, 'Book review of Planning in Ten Words or Less: A Lacanian Entanglement with Spatial Planning, by Michael Gunder and Jean Hillier', Housing, Theory and Society, 28, (1) pp. 105-107. (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2010Williams S, 'Food Fears: From Industrial to Sustainable Food Systems', Geographical Research, 48, (3) pp. 337-339. (2010) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2010.00654.x [eCite] [Details]

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2010Williams S, 'Book review of Mapping: A critical introduction to cartography and GIS', Journal of Spatial Science, 55, (2) pp. 306-308. (2010) [Review Single Work]

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2008Williams S, 'Book Review. Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucalt and Geography, edited by JW Crampton and S Elden', Housing, Theory and Society, 25, (3) pp. 220-222. (2008) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/1403690701374282 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Williams S, 'Book Review. Stretching Beyond the Horizon: A Multiplanar Theory of Spatial Planning and Governance, by J Hillier', Housing, Theory and Society, 25, (3) pp. 223-226. (2008) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/1403690701374282 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Williams S, 'Book Review. The Spaces of the Modern City: Imaginaries, Politics, and Everyday Life, edited by G Prakash and KM Kruse', Urban Policy and Research, 26, (4) pp. 504-507. (2008) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/08111140802503170 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Williams S, 'Public health, human rights, criminal law and municipal regulation: the place of jurisdiction in providing supervised injection facilities', Inaugural Australian Legal Geography Symposium, 12-13 February 2015, Sydney, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014Prior J, Williams S, 'Doing drugs in the city: a study of legal pluralism and spatial scale in the governance of people who inject drugs', Royal Geographic Society Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference, 26-29 August 2014, London, United Kingdom (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2013Williams S, 'Topological twists and turns in the global production of licit narcotics: Australia as the new Xanadu', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2013, 30 June - 03 July 2013, Perth, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Williams S, 'Discussant on 'co-existing with fire', organised by Christine Eriksen (UoW) and Jason Berringer (Monash)', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2013, 30 June - 03 July 2013, Perth, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2012Booth KI, Williams Stewart, 'A More-than-human political moment (and other natural catastrophes)', Imagining Nature II Conference, June 2012, Tarraleah, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Booth KI

2010Williams S, 'Learning from Disasters Down-under? A comment on the constitution of new subjects and spaces in the management of bushfire and flood in Australia', Neoliberal Policy Agendas and the Changing Nature of Flood Risk Management, 16 September 2010, Hull, UK (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Williams S, 'For a big Australia: sizing up our geography - past, present and future', UTas School of Geography & Environmental Studies Annual Conference Proceedings, 1 July 2010, Hobart (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Williams S, 'Doing drugs, doing geography: a reflection on research subjects, positionality and ethics', UTas School of Geography & Environmental Studies Post-Graduate Seminar Series, 3 June 2010, Hobart (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Williams S, Davison AG, 'Sustaining the momentum: Self, discipline, academy', Joint New Zealand Geographical Society & Institute of Australian Geographers Conference Papers, 5-8 July 2010, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Davison AG

2010Williams S, Jacobs KA, 'Disaster, housing and actuarialism: the securitisation of risk', Housing Theory Symposium, 18-19 February 2010, Surfers Paradise, Queensland (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jacobs KA

2009Jacobs KA, Williams S, 'Housing agencies' role in preparing and responding to natural disasters and emergencies', Changing Housing Markets: Integration and Segmentation, European Network of Housing Researchers Conference, 28 June - 1 July, Prague (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jacobs KA

2009Williams S, 'The role of housing in responding to natural disasters', National Housing Conference, 24-27 November 2009, Melbourne (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2009Williams S, 'Rethinking disaster in relation to housing in Australia', Balancing Choices and Effects in a Dynamic World, Cairns IAG 2009 Conference, 28-30 September 2009, Cairns (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2009Williams S, Jacobs K, 'State Housing Authorities and natural disasters in Australia', UTas School of Sociology and Social Work Seminar Series, 29 May 2009, Sandy Bay (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2009Williams S, Jacobs KA, 'Housing agencies' roles in preparing for and responding to natural disasters', An Inclusive Society? Practicalities and Possibilities, Australian Social Policy Conference 2009, 8-10 July 2009, Sydney (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jacobs KA

2006Williams S, 'Domesticating Space(s) in E.A. Poe's 'Dupin Trilogy': Nineteenth Century Tales on the Calculus of Government and Territory', IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference and Joint Meeting of the Institute of Australian Geographers and the New Zealand Geographical Society: Conference Proceedings, July, Brisbane, Queensland EJ (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Williams S, 'An Inquiry into Island Insularity: The (not so isolated) Case of Opium Poppy Production in Tasmania', Isolation: Disconnection, solitude and seclusion in a connected world Conference Program, December, Hobart, pp. 37-37. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2004Williams S, 'Returning to the Scene of the Crime: Spatial Representation in the Crime Fiction of Edgar Allen Poe', School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2004 Conference, October, 2004, Hobart, pp. 19-19. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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1997Williams S, 'The rigidity of service provision versus the specificity of Need: The Case of Tasmania as a relative new comer to the area of Methadone treatment provision', 1996 National Methodone Conference, Melbourne, pp. 277-288. (1997) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Lloyd BT, Williams Stewart, Gabriel M, Jacobs KA, 'Have We Reached a Tipping Point in Homelessness Support Service Delivery? An Evaluation of Tasmania's Stay Service', Department of Families, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Hobart (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lloyd BT; Gabriel M; Jacobs KA

2012Flanagan KM, Gabriel MB, Jacobs KA, Williams Stewart, 'Literature and Policy Review of Homelessness Support Services', Department of Families, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 1 (2012) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Flanagan KM; Gabriel MB; Jacobs KA

2007Atkinson R, Jacobs KA, Williams S, Winter RE, 'An Evaluation of the Private Rental Tenancy Support Service', Centacare, 1 (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Atkinson R; Jacobs KA; Winter RE

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Williams S, 'Returning to the Scene of the Crime: Spatial Representation in Edgar Allan Poe's 'Dupin Trilogy'' (2005) [PhD]

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Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Williams S, 'Drugs, Geography of', Encyclopedia of Geography, Warf, B (ed), New Delhi (2010) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Boss I, Williams S, 'Planning reform in Tasmania: reflecting back and looking forward', Tasmanian Planner, Planning Institute Australia, ACT, Australia, pp. 14-16. (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2015Williams S, 'Uniform planning scheme by 2018', The Mercury, News Corp Australia, Hobart, Australia, 12 June, p. 13. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2014Warman R, Kirkpatrick J, Williams S, 'Why electioneering is at the root of Tasmania's forest furore', The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Australia, 7 February (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Warman R; Kirkpatrick J

2013Williams Stewart, 'Fire and flood: how home insurance can help us adapt to climate change', The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Australia, 11 September (2013) [Newspaper Article]

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2013Williams Stewart, 'Firestorm: the story of the bushfire at Dunalley', The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, United Kingdom, 23 May (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Williams Stewart, 'Adapting to bushfires means accepting their place in Australia', The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Australia, 10 January (2013) [Newspaper Article]

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2013Williams Stewart, Warman R, 'Bioenergy a burning question for Tasmania's forests', The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Australia, 24 July (2013) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Warman R

2011Williams Stewart, 'UTAS lecturer, Dr Stewart Williams, concludes role chairing the light rail evaluation', UTAS Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology newsletter GetSET (November 2011)., Hobart, 24 (2011) [Internal Newsletter]

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2010Williams Stewart, ''Don't ignore what's right next door' (19 December 2010)', The Sunday Tasmanian, Hobart (2010) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

In conjunction with co-investigators, Stewart has secured more than $1.75m in competitive research grants from funding bodies including the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute; the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency's National Climate Change Research Facility; and the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$1,713,736

Projects

An analysis of the experiences and motivations of clients accessing Sydney's Medically Supervised Injecting Centre and the factors facilitating or inhibiting service uptake and retention (2016)$7,000
Description
Sydneys Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) has operated since 2001. Like other supervised injection facilities (SIFs) or drug consumption rooms (DCR), it provides a place where people who inject drugs (PWIDs) can safely inject pre-obtained drugs. Such harm reduction services aim to lower fatal overdose and HIV and HCVtransmission rates, improve PWIDs health and wellbeing through referral into treatment programs, and increase public amenity and safety by reducing street-based drug use (Hedrich et al. 2010; IWG 2006; NCHECR 2007; Salmon et al. 2007, 2010; Thein et al. 2005). An evaluation of the MSIC (the only service of this type in Australia)confirmed that it positively impacts on clients, has a high level of support from local residents and businesses, has not been shown to cause an increase in local crime or drug use and saves at least $658,000 per annum over providing similar health outcomes through other means in the health system (KPMG 2010, p. ix). Still, challenges exist for SIFs such as the MSIC in delivering harm reduction to the most marginalised and vulnerable of PWIDs.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams S; Kornhaber RA; Bruno RB; Rickard GJ; Jacobs KA
Year
2016
Institute of British Geographers / Royal Geographical Society International Conference - London UK (2014)$2,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams S
Year
2014
Enhancing Bioenergy Transformation: Insights from Innovations with Biodiesel Production using Agricultural Waste to Fuel Public Transport in Tasmania (2011)$18,998
Funding
University of Tasmania ($18,998)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams S
Year
2011
June 2011 - Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference (Plus IAG Legal Geography study group workshop) (2011)$1,025
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,025)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams S
Year
2011
Tipping Point Study (2010 - 2013)$1,333,000
Funding
Department of Social Services ($1,333,000)
Scheme
Grant-Homelessness Research Partnership Agreements
Administered By
Swinburne University of Technology
Research Team
MacKenzie D; Chamberlain C; Flatau P; Johnson G; Jacobs KA; Murray Suellen; Hulse K; Steen A; Stanton R; Anderson P; Hsu E; Mallett S; Crane P; Holmes Catherine; Fopp R; Eardley T; Gabriel MB; Williams S; Coleman AJ
Period
2010 - 2013
Adaptation of Built Environment to Climate Change Induced Increased Intensity of Natural Hazards (2010 - 2012)$283,376
Funding
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ($283,376)
Scheme
Grant-NCCARF Emergency Management
Administered By
James Cook University
Research Team
King David; Williams S; Cottrell Alison; Ginger John; Jacobs KA; Booth KI
Period
2010 - 2012
NZ Geographical Society and Institute Australian Geographers conference - Christchurch NZ (2010)$750
Funding
University of Tasmania ($750)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams S
Year
2010
Preparing for and Responding to Natural Disasters and Environmental Emergencies: A Guide for State Housing Authorities (2008 - 2009)$67,087
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($67,087)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jacobs KA; Blakely E; Newman P; Williams S
Period
2008 - 2009

Research Supervision

Stewart is available to supervise HDR candidates on research topics including risk and disaster management; climate change adaptation and resilience; housing and homelessness; drugs and drug use; transport infrastructure provision; urban and regional planning; local politics; public participation.

Current

5

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAn Appreciation of both Quality and Quantity: Towards an Integrative and Holistic Sustainability Approach within the Australian Tertiary Education Sector2011
PhDEncountering the City: Waymaking and the mobile practices of cycling2012
PhDUnderstanding Interdependent Socio-ecological Relationships through an Autoethnography of Mothering2012
PhDFrom Ordinance to Outcomes: the Intersection between Science, Policy, Planning and the Law in the Context of Tasmanian Local Government Statutory Planning to Maintain and Protect Biodiversity2013
PhDValuing Green Open Space in Australian Urban Environments: Challenges and opportunities for governance and planning praxis2014

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAt Home in the Post-Tsunami Landscape? A case study of post-disaster housing in Aceh, Indonesia
Candidate: Catherine Elliott
2015
PhDDrawing the Betweenness of Place
Candidate: Natalie Marilyn Smith
2014