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Kate Booth

Senior Lecturer
Geography & Spatial Sciences

Room 441, Geography, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 5708 (phone)

Kate.Booth@utas.edu.au

Dr Kate Booth is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Planning at the University of Tasmania. Her research is motivated by an interest in place and places and the possibility of political dissent, and she is currently focused on how insurance is co-constituted in households.  She has also undertaken research in visitor studies, cultural-led urban change, environmental philosophy, and place theory and methodologies.
Kate leads the University's planning program, coordinating the professionally accredited Master of Planning course, and the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Planning. She currently teaches regional and urban planning, and has also taught social research methods.
Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, Kate worked for government and non-government organisations, including a performing arts consortium and the Derwent Estuary Program. She completed her PhD in human geography in 2010.

Biography

Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, Kate worked for the Derwent Estuary Program, national parks and various non-government organisations.She completed her PhD in human geography in 2010 – focused on place and sense of place, and has teaching experience in environmental and natural area management, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Kate comes to the Master of Planning course from the University’s School of Social Sciences where she was a researcher on the Australian Research Council Linkage Project ‘Creating the Bilbao Effect’. This project looked at the social and cultural impacts of Mona in greater Hobart, and Kate worked with Chief Investigators Professors Adrian Franklin (UTAS), Justin O’Connor (Monash University) and Nikos Papastergiadis (University of Melbourne) to document Mona visitation and local perceptions and engagement. She conducted surveys and interviews with residents in Glenorchy to understand why, despite Mona’s location within this ‘working class’ municipality, most of the visitors to this museum are tertiary educated, middle class and hold professional occupations. She is particularly interested in the idea of the ‘democratisation of art’ and how culture can change places.

She was also a Chief Investigator on the ‘Sensing Tourist Travel’ Sense T project – working with a multi-disciplinary team to collect and link tracking and survey data using a smartphone app (Project Leads Dr Anne Hardy and Professor Richard Eccleston).

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDPlace MattersUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2010
BSc (1st Class Hons)The Phenomenon of SurfaceUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2005

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Institute of Australian Geographers
  • Planning Institute of Australia

Teaching

Teaching expertise

  • Urban planning and design
  • Regional planning
  • Human and social geography
  • Disasters and insurance
  • Place theory and methodologies
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Environmental values

Kate teaches KGA521 Urban Planning and Design and KGA522 Regional Planning as part of the professionally accredited Master of Planning course.

She has developed and taught units at Levels 2, 3 and 5, ranging in size from 11 to 119 students, with a variety of assessment designs and delivery modes.This includes coordinating and teaching KGA223 Environmental Management, KGA278/378 Wilderness and Natural Area Management, and HGA203/303 Social and Political Research.

At post-graduate level, she developed KGA520 Qualitative Research Methods as a unit for the Graduate Research Certificate, and coordinated and taught this unit for three years.

Teaching responsibility

Master of Planning: Planning is critical for the sustainability of places, communities, regions and environments. This course is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and offers outstanding career opportunities and flexible study options

Urban Planning and Design: The focus of this unit is the principles and practice of local-level planning for urban systems. The history of urban planning provides context for consideration of current approaches to urban planning. 

Regional Planning: This unit addresses key considerations for planning at the regional level - that is, at spatial scales intermediate between state/territory and local government jurisdictions. The focus is on moving towards sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes.

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Expertise

  • Geographies of insurance in disaster-prone places
  • Insurance – conceptualisation and theory
  • Place theory and methodologies
  • Urban planning and design
  • Cultural-led urban regeneration
  • Regional planning
  • Cultural and social geography
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Environmental values
  • More-than-human and hybrid geographies
  • Visitor studies (inc. museology)
  • Post-politics

Research Themes

Kate research aligns with the University’s research themes of ‘Creativity, Culture and Society’, ‘Environment, Resources and Sustainability’ and ‘Data, Knowledge and Decisions’. Her work is contributing to a sustainable future through better understanding change and associated challenges, developing good public policy and building more resilient and democratic communities:

1. Geographies of house and contents under-insurance

Kate is leading an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, DP170100096 with Professor Bruce Tranter, Dr Christine Eriksen and Associate Professor Shaun French. When natural disasters strike, house and contents insurance provides a key safety net of modern Australian life. Yet many households are under insured or not insured at all. The geographies of inadequate insurance, including crucial post-disaster impacts, remains unknown. What is known is that governments and communities tend to bear the costs. This project will collect national data to determine rates of non- and under-insurance, identify key indicators and factors that influence these rates, and investigate disaster survivors’ insurance experiences. This research will strategically improve disaster policy and practice, and contribute to reducing the financial and social costs of disasters to governments, communities and householders.

2. Place theory and methodologies

Place is a concept that is drawing significant and increasing attention from outside its traditional home of human geography, and she is exploring how this important (though controversial) concept is being understood and used across the social sciences. She is particularly interested in how research may be enriched through critical engagement with place and places.

3. Visitor studies

As CI on the ‘Sensing Tourist Travel’ project (phases 1 and 2) and as part of the ARC Linkage ‘Creating the Bilbao Effect’, Kate is contributing to understanding both tourist travel in Tasmania, and local and tourist museum visitation and experience. Her interests include developing a deeper and more rigorous understanding of core concepts such as the 'democratisation of art' and how such ideas may be measured to achieve rich understandings of impacts of museums on existing and new arts publics.

Collaboration

Kate is currently involved in three collaborative research projects:

1. Geographies of house and contents under-insurance
This ARC Discovery Project (DP170100096) takes a pioneering national approach to enhance a key safety net of modern life - house and contents insurance. By comprehensively ascertaining under-insurance and non-insurance patterns and impacts this research will advance strategic disaster management, benefiting governments, communities and households by reducing social and financial costs.

Researchers: Dr Kate Booth (UTAS); Prof. Bruce Tranter (School of Social Science UTAS); Dr Christine Eriksen (University of Wollongong); Assoc. Prof. Shaun French (University of Nottingham, UK)

2. Creating the Bilbao/Mona Effect
An ARC Linkage Project aiming to document and advance the impact of the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), including visitor profiles and experiential patterns, local perceptions and effects, and emerging cultural ecologies.
Industry partners: Tasmanian Government; Hobart City Council; Glenorchy City Council; Mona.

Chief Investigators: Prof. Adrian Franklin (School of Social Sciences UTAS); Prof. Justin O’Connor (Monash University); Prof. Nikos Papastergiadis (University of Melbourne)

3. Sensing Tourist Travel in Tasmania
A Sense T funded project led by researchers from the University of Tasmania. This international multi-disciplinary research team includes specialists in GIS tracking and analysis, digital media marketing and decision-making, governance and evaluation, digital media use and economic valuation.

Industry partners: Tourism Industry Council; Federal Group Tasmania; Tourism Tasmania.
Chief Investigators: Dr Anne Hardy; Prof. Richard Eccleston; Dr Brady Robards; Dr Tommy Wong; Dr Jagannath Aryal; Dr Dugald Tinch; Dr Kate Booth; Ms Sarah Hyslop.

Fields of Research

  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Cultural Studies (200299)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (120599)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Environmental Ethics (950403)
  • Environment (969999)

Publications

Total publications

65

Journal Article

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Booth KI, Kendal DJ, 'Underinsurance as Adaptation: Household agency in places of marketization and financialization', Environment and Planning A ISSN 0308-518X (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Kendal DJ

2019Tranter B, Booth K, 'Geographies of trust: Socio-spatial variegations of trust in insurance', Geoforum pp. 1-9. ISSN 0016-7185 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.07.006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Tranter B

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2019de Vet E, Eriksen C, Booth K, French S, 'An unmitigated disaster: shifting from response and recovery to mitigation for an insurable future', International Journal of Disaster Risk Science pp. 1-14. ISSN 2095-0055 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13753-019-0214-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Booth K, 'Profiteering from disaster: why planners need to be paying more attention to insurance', Planning Practice and Research, 33, (2) pp. 211-227. ISSN 0269-7459 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2018.1430458 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2018Booth K, O'Connor J, 'Planning for creative effects: the Museum of Old and New Art', Australian Planner pp. 1-8. ISSN 0729-3682 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07293682.2018.1518250 [eCite] [Details]

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2018van Putten IE, Plaganyi EE, Booth K, Cvitanovic C, Kelly R, et al., 'A framework for incorporating sense of place into the management of marine systems', Ecology and Society, 23, (4) Article 4. ISSN 1708-3087 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5751/ES-10504-230404 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: van Putten IE; Plaganyi EE; Cvitanovic C; Kelly R; Richards SA

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2018Booth K, 'The places within', Cultural Geographies, 25, (4) pp. 637-641. ISSN 1474-4740 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1474474018757504 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Booth K, O'Connor J, Franklin A, Papastergiadis N, 'It's a museum, but not as we know it: issues for local residents accessing the Museum of Old and New Art', Visitor Studies, 20, (1) pp. 10-32. ISSN 1064-5578 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10645578.2017.1297121 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Franklin A

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2017Booth K, Tranter B, 'When disaster strikes: under-insurance in Australian households', Urban Studies pp. 1-37. ISSN 0042-0980 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0042098017736257 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Tranter B

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2017Hardy A, Hyslop S, Booth K, Robards B, Aryal J, et al., 'Tracking tourists' travel with smartphone-based GPS technology: a methodological discussion', Information Technology & Tourism, 17, (3) pp. 255-274. ISSN 1943-4294 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40558-017-0086-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hardy A; Hyslop S; Robards B; Aryal J; Eccleston R

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2017Lyth A, Baldwin C, Davison A, Fidelman P, Booth K, et al., 'Valuing third sector sustainability organisations - qualitative contributions to systemic social transformation', Local Environment, 22, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 1354-9839 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2016.1149457 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Lyth A; Davison A

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2017Booth K, 'Thinking through Lines: Locating perception and experience in place', Qualitative Research, 18, (3) pp. 361-379. ISSN 1468-7941 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1468794117722826 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Booth K, Harwood A, 'Insurance as Catastrophe: A geography of house and contents insurance in bushfire-prone places', Geoforum, 69 pp. 44-52. ISSN 0016-7185 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.12.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Harwood A

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2015Booth KI, 'What a difference place makes: Place gestalt theory and some methodological thoughts', Qualitative Inquiry, 21, (1) pp. 20-27. ISSN 1077-8004 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1077800414542689 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8

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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: Williams S

2015Tranter B, Booth KI, 'Scepticism in a changing climate: a cross-national study', Global Environmental Change, 33 pp. 154-164. ISSN 0959-3780 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 44

Co-authors: Tranter B

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2014Booth K, 'The Democratization of Art: A contextual approach', Visitor Studies: theory, research, and practice, 17, (2) pp. 207-221. ISSN 1064-5578 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10645578.2014.945353 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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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 - 7

Co-authors: Williams S

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2013Booth KI, 'Deep ecology, hybrid geographies and environmental management's relational premise', Environmental Values, 22, (4) pp. 523-543. ISSN 0963-2719 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3197/096327113X13690717320829 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2013Booth KI, 'Being prey: Dismantling the emplacement/displacement dualism', The Trumpeter journal of ecosophy, 29, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 0832-6193 (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 - 16Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Williams S

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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 - 7

Co-authors: Williams S

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2011Booth KI, 'In wilderness and wildness: recognising and responding within the agency of relational memory', Environmental Ethics, 33, (3) pp. 283-293. ISSN 0163-4275 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5840/enviroethics201133329 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2008Booth KI, 'Holism with a hole? Exploring deep ecology within the built environment', The Trumpeter, 24, (1) pp. 68-86. ISSN 1705-9429 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Booth KI, 'Risdon Vale: Place, memory and surburban experience', Ethics, Policy & Environment: a journal of philosophy and geography , 11, (3) pp. 299-311. ISSN 2155-0085 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13668790802559700 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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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: Williams S; Jacobs K

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Booth K, 'Insurance, and the prospects of insurability', Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography, Routledge, D Wojcik and J Knox-Hayes (ed), London, UK (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(21 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Booth K, Hardy A, 'What MONA visitors do in Glenorchy', Tourism Tracer Forum, 2 May 2018, Hobart, pp. 1-8. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hardy A

2018Booth KI, 'Tourism-led regeneration for Hobart's Northern Suburbs?', Presentation to the Planning Institute of Australia (Tasmania) lunchtime forum, 8 Tuesday 2018, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Booth KI, 'Mobilities of Insurance: the everyday, shifting geographies of property insurance', Book of Abstracts from the NZGS/IAG Conference, 11-14 July 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 14. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2017Booth K, Tranter B, 'When disaster strikes: Under-insurance in Australian households', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2017, 11-14 July 2017, Brisbane, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tranter B

2017Booth KI, 'Trump, climate science and under-insurance: Why building trust won't work', School of Land and Food Annual Research Conference 2017, 13-15 June 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Booth KI, 'Who goes to Mona? Peering behind the flannelette curtain'', School of Land and Food Annual Research Conference 2017, 13-15 June 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2016Booth K, 'When Disaster Strikes: Why so many Australians are inadequately insured', 2016 Geography & Spatial Sciences Conference UTAS, 7-8 June 2016, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Booth K, Tranter B, 'When Disaster Strikes: The role of insurance in the well-being of older Australians', Program of International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference, 21-23 June 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tranter B

2015Booth K, 'Losing Place: The promise of displacement through culture', TASA Conference, 23 - 26 November, Cairns (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Booth KI, Traner B, Harwood A, 'When Disaster Strikes: Why so many Australians are inadequately insured', TASA Conference presentation, 23 - 26 November, Cairns (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Traner B; Harwood A

2014Booth KI, 'A Place for Place in an Unnatural Future', Unnatural Futures, 3-4 July 2014, Hobart, pp. 4. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2013Booth KI, 'Whose Place? The Larger Conversations, Tasmanian Writers Centre', The Larger Conversations, Tasmanian Writers Centre, September 2013, Tasmania, pp. 1. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Booth KI, 'MONA and the democratization of art', The Australian Sociological Association Conference, November 2013, Melbourne, pp. 1. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2012Booth KI, 'At Home in Winter', Plenary address, School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference, 2012, July 2012, Hobart, pp. 1-9. (2012) [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: Williams Stewart

2010Booth KI, 'Touch me, this tree: Writing nature in the city centre', ASLEC-ANZ 3rd Biennial Conference : Sounding the Earth: Music, Language, Acoustic Ecology, October 20 -23, 2010, Launceston, Tasmania (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Booth KI, 'Risdon Vale', School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference Program 2009, July 2009, Hobart, pp. 4-4. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2008Booth KI, 'Risdonvale - a suburban experience', School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference Program 2008, October 2008, Hobart, pp. 5-5. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Booth KI, 'Me and machine: a relational understanding of machines and self within the home', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2008: Abstracts, June - July, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 15-15. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2007Booth K, 'Humans as animal: The cosmology of hairy underarms', Animals and Society II: Considering Animals Handbook, July, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 58-58. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2007Booth K, 'Recapturing lived experience: roles for phenomenology in science and academia', School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference Program 2007, October, Hobart, pp. 5-5. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Booth KI, 'Place Matters: Finding Deep Ecology within Towns and Cities' (2010) [PhD]

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Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Booth KI, 'Deep ecology', Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Politics and Governance, P Pattberg and F Zelli (ed), United Kingdom (2017) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Booth KI, 'Hobart's poorer suburbs are missing out on the MONA effect'', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 18 June, 2018, pp. 1-2. (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Booth KI, 'Mona defends local lift', The Mercury, News Limited Australia, Australia, 26 June 2018, pp. 4-5. (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Booth KI, Lucas C, 'Insurance is unaffordable for some, but it's middle Australia that is underinsured', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 20 November 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Lucas C

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2018Byrne J, Kendal D, Pharo E, Booth KI, 'Lessons in resilience: what city planners can learn from Hobart's floods', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 18 May, 2018, pp. 1-5. (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Byrne J; Kendal D; Pharo E

2018Booth KI, 'Analysing Mona effects shows some suburbs a world away', The Mercury, News Limited Australia, Australia, 7 June 2018, pp. 26-27. (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Booth K, 'Planners in hot demand in a changing world', The Mercury, News Corp Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 11 September (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Booth KI, 'Who goes to MONA? Peering behind the flannelette curtain'', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, 715 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3010 Australia (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Booth KI, 'Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Performance by a level A/B Researcher', 27 September (2017) [Award]

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2016Booth K, 'PIA Tasmania: 2016 in review', Planning News, Planning Institute of Australia, PO Box 5427 Kingston ACT 2604, 42, 11, p. 13. (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Booth K, 'Talking Point: Insurance, come hell or high water', Talking Point: Insurance, come hell or high water, The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, p. 1. (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Booth K, 'When Disaster Strikes', ABC Rural NSW Gippsland, Australian Broadcasting Coroporation, Australia, 25 November (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Booth K, 'When Disaster Strikes', Insurance NEWS, McMullan Comway Communications Pty Ltd, Australia, 25 November (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Booth K, Connor J, 'Looking a gift horse in the mouth', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Hobart, 20 October (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Booth KI, Tranter BK, Eriksen C, 'Burning down the house: Why so many Australians are inadequately insured against disaster', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Australia, 20 Nov, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Tranter BK

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1996Bellette MP, Booth K, McDonnell JF, Taylor K, 'The Proposed Foreshore Walk: Cadburys to Berriedale - A community survey', Glenorchy City Council, Centre for Environmental Studies, Uni of Tas, 1 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Bellette MP

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$1,329,361

Projects

Tourist Tracking Technology Phase 2 Development (2017 - 2018)$210,000
Description
Over the summer of 2015-2016 the innovative and ambitious UTAS Tourist Tracking project successfully tracked the movement of 472 tourists within Tasmania for 4-14 days. The goals of the Phase 2 research program are:1.To prove that techniques developed during our pilot study can be adapted to a completely app-based platform (iOS and Android) suitable for use on visitors personal phones. This will be critical for scaling the method and reducing unit cost;2.To develop and prove incentives to recruit a diverse and significant cohort of visitors to the state on a sustainable basis; and3.To develop a dynamic and user friendly industry/government interface to ensure that end user participants have timely access to key data.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($190,000); Federal Hotels ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Aryal J; Eccleston RG; Booth KI; Tinch DR; Wong TL; Robards BJ
Period
2017 - 2018
When Disaster Strikes: Geographies of under-insurance in a volatile age (2017 - 2019)$327,451
Description
When natural disasters strike, house and contents insurance provides a key safety net of modern Australian life.Yet many households are under insured or not insured at all. The geographies of inadequate insurance, includingcrucial post-disaster impacts, remains unknown. What is known is that governments and communities tend tobear the costs. This project will collect national data to determine rates of non- and under-insurance, identify keyindicators and factors that influence these rates, and investigate disaster survivors insurance experiences. Thisresearch will strategically improve disaster policy and practice, and contribute to reducing the financial and socialcosts of disasters to governments, communities and householders.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($327,451)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Booth KI; Tranter BK; Eriksen C; French S
Period
2017 - 2019
Grant Reference
DP170100096
Sense-T Stage 2: Sensing Tourist Travel ('Tourist tracking project') (2015 - 2016)$499,534
Description
This project will use real-time sensor-generated data to address two significant industry-driven research questions, which are designed to provide unprecedented insights into tourists travel behaviour and decision making. Understanding where different cohorts of tourists travel and how they make spontaneous travel decisions will create value for the industry and the Tasmanian community by:Informing more nuanced and effective marketing strategies;Informing tourism related infrastructure and investment decisions, facilitating industry and employment growth;Informing strategies designed to increase the duration of (and spending during) visits; andEnhancing the tourist experience by providing more timely and relevant travel information.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($499,534)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Eccleston RG; Robards BJ; Wong TL; Aryal J; Tinch DR; Booth KI; Hyslop SE
Period
2015 - 2016
When Disaster Strikes: Addressing significant rates of non-insurance and under-insurance in Australia's disaster prone areas (2014)$9,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Booth KI
Year
2014
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

Research Supervision

Research supervision' with: 'Dr Kate Booth is inviting expressions of interest from those interested in undertaking a PhD. Located within one of the strongest geography schools in Australia, potential co-supervisors include: Professor Jason Byrne, Associate Professor Aidan Davison, Dr Dave Kendal, and Dr Andrew Harwood
Kate’s research is underpinned by an interest in place and places and the possibility of political dissent. Her work spans economic, social and cultural geography, and planning. She supervises students with a wide range of perspectives and topics. Working with Kate will allow you to define and develop your own area of interest. In addition, joining Kate’s team provides access to:
Tourism Tracer () https://tourismtracer.com/) – world-first tracking and survey data of tourist movements within Tasmania. This rich dataset offers opportunity for analysis and critical interpretation in light of theories of space and place, mobility studies, and science and technology studies. Tourism Tracer is led by Dr Anne Hardy (University of Tasmania).
When Disaster Strikes: Geographies of Under-insurance () https://insuranceresearchblog.wordpress.com/) – ground breaking research on the co-production of insurance in everyday life and in the context of socio-natural change. Team members: Dr Kate Booth, Professor Bruce Tranter and Chloe Lucas (University of Tasmania), Dr Christine Eriksen and Dr Eliza de Vet (University of Wollongong), and Associate Professor Shaun French (University of Nottingham, UK).

Current

3

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Role of Social Licence in Planning, Legal Processes, and Impact Assessments of Marine Activities2017
PhDSinking Islands of the Dead: Absence, trauma and transformation in the Island Cemetery2018
PhDPlanning the Revitalization of a City: The past and future of Launceston2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDRaising Evelyn: An analysis of parenting through the lens of relational environmental scholarship
Candidate: Kaseen Nichole Cook
2018
PhDThe Mona Effect: Regeneration in the dark
Candidate: Miriam Frances McGarry
2018
PhDCrowdsourcing Environmental Sustainability: Where 2.0 Australia?
Candidate: Alister James Clark
2017