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Lisa Denny

Dr Lisa Denny

Research Fellow
Institute for the Study of Social Change

Room 419, Social Sciences, Sandy Bay Campus

Lisa is a demographer and a Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania.

Biography

Over the past twenty years, Lisa has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in both private industry and the public sector in Tasmania. She has an intricate understanding and knowledge of the influences and drivers of Tasmania’s population and economy and a deep commitment to ensuring that the State’s potential is realised.

As a demographer and quantitative researcher, Lisa provides independent demographic analysis and advice at state, regional or local level using multiple social and economic variables. Lisa’s area of interest and expertise centres on the interrelated nature of the population, education and training and work with a view to achieving economic renewal in the context of population ageing and other socio-economic scenarios. She focuses on producing empirically based evidence to inform policy and planning to improve productivity, education to employment transitions, workforce planning, equality and well-being.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) and in 2018 completed a PhD with the University of Tasmania, School of Social Sciences. Lisa's PhD research is entitled 'Skill Utilisation: an alternative to the 3Ps solution to population ageing'.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Population Association

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Fields of Research

  • Population Trends and Policies (160305)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Human Geography (160499)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Family and Household Studies (160301)
  • Policy and Administration (160599)
  • Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Public Administration (160509)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
  • Housing Markets, Development, Management (120503)
  • Industrial Relations (150306)
  • Demography (160399)
  • Education Policy (160506)
  • Environmental Engineering (090799)
  • Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering) (091507)
  • Surfacewater Hydrology (040608)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) (920116)
  • Employment Patterns and Change (940501)
  • Demography (910102)
  • Industry Policy (910205)
  • Work and Institutional Development (940599)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts) (960309)
  • Social Class and Inequalities (940116)
  • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)
  • Human Capital Issues (910202)
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism (900302)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Justice and the Law (940499)
  • Comparative Structure and Development of Community Services (940107)
  • Time Use, Unpaid Work and Volunteering (940503)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Natural Hazards (961099)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)

Publications

Total publications

50

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2019Other Public OutputDenny L, 'Choosing a career? These jobs won't go out of style', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 20 February 2019 (2019) [Magazine Article]

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2018Journal ArticleDenny L, 'Decomposition: population ageing at a sub-national level using Tasmania, Australia as a case study', Journal of Population Research, 35, (2) pp. 151-167. ISSN 1443-2447 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12546-018-9201-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2018Other Public OutputDenny L, 'Meet the new seachangers: now it's younger Australians moving out of the big cities', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 16 October 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Other Public OutputDenny L, 'Migration is slowing Australia's rate of ageing, but not necessarily in the regions', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 20 April 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2014Journal ArticleChurchill B, Denny L, Jackson N, 'Thank God you're here: the coming generation and their role in future‑proofing Australia from the challenges of population ageing', Australian Journal of Social Issues, 49, (3) pp. 373-392. ISSN 0157-6321 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/j.1839-4655.2014.tb00318.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Churchill B; Jackson N

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Journal Article

(5 outputs)
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2019Denny L, 'Economic restructuring and the polarisation of the workforce: a regional perspective', Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 25, (1) pp. 4-25. ISSN 1324-0935 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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2018Denny L, 'Decomposition: population ageing at a sub-national level using Tasmania, Australia as a case study', Journal of Population Research, 35, (2) pp. 151-167. ISSN 1443-2447 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12546-018-9201-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2016Denny L, Churchill B, 'Youth employment in Australia: A comparative analysis of labour force participation by age group', Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 1, (2) pp. 5-22. ISSN 2204-9193 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Churchill B

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2015Denny L, Polkan E, 'Measuring mendicancy: identifying capacity for future economic sustainability by developing a measure of government dependency', Australian Economic Review, 48, (3) pp. 237-287. ISSN 0004-9018 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8462.12119 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Polkan E

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2014Churchill B, Denny L, Jackson N, 'Thank God you're here: the coming generation and their role in future‑proofing Australia from the challenges of population ageing', Australian Journal of Social Issues, 49, (3) pp. 373-392. ISSN 0157-6321 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/j.1839-4655.2014.tb00318.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Churchill B; Jackson N

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Patman P, Denny LJ, Churchill B, 'Using SPSS for Descriptive Statistical Analysis', Social Research Methods, Oxford University Press, Maggie Walter (ed), Australia, pp. 195-223. ISBN 9780195520170 (2013) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Patman P; Churchill B

Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Denny L, 'Productivity and Skill Utilization', Skills Tasmania Annual Conference, 3 July 2018, Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2018Denny L, 'The problem of education in Tasmania', Tasmanian Leaders Program, 14 September 2018, Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2018Denny L, Ooi CS, Shelley B, 'The political economy of tourism: Job polarization, equity and resistance', Book of Abstracts: Precarity, Rights, and Resistance, 19-22 November 2018, Deakin University, pp. 71. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ooi CS; Shelley B

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2018Eccleston R, Denny L, Verdouw J, Flanagan K, 'Housing in Hobart: an overview of the data', Presentation to the City of Hobart Housing Roundtable, 17 May 2018, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Verdouw J; Flanagan K

2013Taylor LJ, 'Tasmania in Transition', Tasmania in Transition, Skills Tasmania Conference, 20-21 May 2013, Hobart (2013) [Keynote Presentation]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Denny L, Pisanu N, Preston C, 'An analysis of the potential impacts of the proposed relocation of the University of Tasmania Sandy Bay Campus to the Hobart CBD', Commercial Strategy Team (CMT) of the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, December (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Pisanu N; Preston C

2018Denny LJ, Guerzoni MA, 'Report: an overview of the potential socio-economic impacts of the proposed relocation of the University of Tasmania Sandy Bay campus to the Hobart CBD', Commercial Strategy Team, University of Tasmania, Australia (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Guerzoni MA

2017Denny L, Dwan C, Wimmer B, 'TASMANIAN DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT Of 50 to 64 year olds and 65 to 79 year olds', Glenview, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Dwan C; Wimmer B

2016Remenyi TA, Harris R, White CJ, Corney S, Jabour J, et al., 'Projecting Volunteer Resource Requirements Under Extreme Climate Futures Technical Report', Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, and the University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Remenyi TA; Harris R; White CJ; Corney S; Jabour J; Kelty S; Norris K; Julian R; Bindoff N

Other Public Output

(35 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Denny L, 'Choosing a career? These jobs won't go out of style', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 20 February 2019 (2019) [Magazine Article]

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2019Denny L, 'Tasmania is on track for population decline. We have three options, including doing nothing', The Mercury, News Pty Ltd, Tasmania, Australia, 16 June (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2019Denny L, 'Talking Point: Just one thing can derail any Tasmanian's path through life', Mercury, News Pty Ltd, Australia, May 23 (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2019Denny L, 'Future Tasmania: We are lucky to have got here ... so the future will rely on a rethink', The Mercury, News Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Tasmania, 30 October (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2019Denny L, 'Talking Point: Only new rules can ease the pain of this industrial revolution', The Mercury, News Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Tasmania, 24 October (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2019Denny L, Pisanu N, 'Regional population trends in Tasmania: Issues and options', Insight Nine, Institute for the Study of Social Change, Australia, pp. 1-16. (2019) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Pisanu N

2019Denny LJ, 'Workforce polarisation in Tasmania: Implications for the future of work and training', Institute Insights, Institute for the Study of Social Change, Hobart, Insight 7, pp. 1-13. (2019) [Report Other]

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2019Denny L, 'Jobs race a matter of rich and poor', The Mercury, News Pty. Ltd., TAS, Australia, 5 April (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Banks S, Denny L, 'Insight Four: Planning for the future of aged care', Institute Insights, Institute for the Study of Social Change, 4 (2018) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Banks S

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2018Denny L, 'Meet the new seachangers: now it's younger Australians moving out of the big cities', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 16 October 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Denny L, 'Insight Six: Positive signs, but how can we make it last? Tasmania's changing population dynamics', Institute Insights, Institute for the Study of Social Change, Hobart, Tasmania, 6 (2018) [Report Other]

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2018Denny L, 'Migration is slowing Australia's rate of ageing, but not necessarily in the regions', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 20 April 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Denny L, 'Tasmania can't only rely on a growing population for an economic boost', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 6 February 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Denny L, 'Talking Point: Fewer births a spanner in push for population', The Mercury, News Corporation Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 24 January 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Denny L, 'Talking Point: Tasmania's population tide has turned', The Mercury, News Corporation Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 22 March 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Denny L, 'Talking Point: Counting cost of leaving skills at home', The Mercury, News Corporation Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 10 August 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Eccleston R, Denny L, Flanagan K, Jacobs K, Glaetzer S, 'Tasmanian Housing Summit Directions Paper', Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-16. (2018) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Flanagan K; Jacobs K; Glaetzer S

2018Eccleston R, Verdouw J, Denny L, Flanagan K, Glaetzer S, et al., 'Tasmanian Housing Update, Full Report', Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, August (2018) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Eccleston R; Verdouw J; Flanagan K; Glaetzer S; Eslake S

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2017Denny L, 'Insight One: The Changing Nature of Work in Tasmania', Institute Insights, Institute for the Study of Social Change, Hobart, Tasmania, 1 (2017) [Report Other]

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2017Denny L, 'Talking Point: Hang on for workforce disruption', The Mercury, News Corporation Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 12 December 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Denny LJ, 'Talking Point: Jobs of the future coming ready or not', The Mercury, News Corporation Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 30 September 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Denny L, 'Insight Two: Tasmania's workforce by industry sector', Institute Insights, Institute for the Study of Social Change, Hobart, Tasmania, 2 (2017) [Report Other]

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2016Denny L, Churchill B, 'Young people missing out on jobs to older workers and migrants: study', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 12 April 2016 (2016) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Churchill B

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2015Churchill B, Denny L, 'The IGR focuses on the old, when the future belongs to the young', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 6 March 2015 (2015) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Churchill B

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2014Churchill B, Denny L, 'Baby Boomers, be nice to your grandkids: they may save Australia', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 24 October 2014 (2014) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Churchill B

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2014Denny LJ, 'Tassie facing an age-old dilemma', The Mercury, Davis Brothers Pty Ltd, Hobart Tasmania, 8th February 2014, pp. 1-3. (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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2013Denny L, 'The aspirational Tasmanian: ready for the right kind of change', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 13 February 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Denny L, 'Tackling the challenge of Tasmania's ageing population', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 25 January 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Denny LJ, 'Tassie prime for a rebrand', The Mercury, Davis Brothers Pty Ltd, Tasmania, 4th August 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Taylor LJ, 'Tackling the challenge of Tasmania's ageing population', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Trust, online, 25 January 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Taylor LJ, 'Libs' people plan 'feasable'', The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Tasmania, 9 March 2013 (2013) [Newspaper Article]

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2013Taylor LJ, 'On the Move', ABC 7.30 Report, ABC NEWS, Tasmania, 8th March 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Taylor LJ, 'The aspirational Tasmanian: ready for the right kind of change', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Trust, online, 13 February 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2012Taylor LJ, 'Women in the Workforce', 7.30 Tasmania, Australian Broadacsting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 2 November 2011 (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012West J, Arundel A, Adams DW, Bowen Butchart D, O'Brien KR, et al., 'Diversifying Tasmania's Economy: Analysis and Options', Diversifying Tasmania's : Economy Analysis Options, Federal Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development & Local Government, Canberra, pp. i-xxvi; 1-819. (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: West J; Arundel A; Adams DW; Bowen Butchart D; O'Brien KR; Gatenby-Clark SJ; Polkan E; Smart Richard; Torugsa N

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$355,924

Projects

State of Tasmania's Community Services Industry, 2019 (2019)$11,840
Description
This research will build evidence about Tasmanias Community Services Industry, how the industry is expanding, its contribution to the Tasmanian community and economy and its future needs.
Funding
University of New South Wales ($11,840)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Jose Kim; Denny LJ; Hyslop SE
Year
2019
Tasmanian population research partnership (2019 - 2021)$150,000
Description
Collaborative research and analysis of Tasmanias changing demographics to better inform policy and program development
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($150,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Denny LJ
Period
2019 - 2021
An analysis of housing supply and demand in Tasmania (2019)$49,750
Description
This project will investigate and report on provisional regional estimates of housing demand
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($49,750)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Denny LJ
Year
2019
Tasmanian Community Fund Key Indicators (2018)$9,504
Description
Developing key social indicators for the Tasmanian Community Fund
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($9,504)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Doherty BT; Denny LJ
Year
2018
Korongee Lifestyles (2017)$48,030
Description
The purpose of this project is to gain an understanding of the Tasmanian population aged between 50-65 and 65-80 years of age, to inform the development of a typology of different Tasmanian lifestyles in these age ranges. A tool will also be developed to enable potential residents and their carers to identify 'houses' or spaces within a new development, name a secure dementia village, that re most reminiscent of their lifestyle.
Funding
Glenview Community Services Inc ($48,030)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dwan C; King AC; Denny LJ; Wimmer BC
Year
2017
Projecting Volunteer Resource Requirements Under Extreme Climate Futures (2015)$86,800
Description
This project will consider the impacts of a changing climate on emergency service volunteer resources in Tasmania.
Funding
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] ($86,800)
Scheme
Grant-Emergency Volunteer Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Remenyi TA; Harris R; White CJ; Corney SP; Bindoff NL; Kelty SF; Denny LJ; Julian RD; Norris K; Jabour JA
Year
2015

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDModels of Long Term Regional Development: The Effects of Collaboration and Consultation on Long- Term Economic Outcomes2019