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Jen Evans

Jen Evans

Research Fellow

RCS NW Hospitals Campus, Burnie

+61 3 6430 1662 (phone)

jen.evans@utas.edu.au

General Responsibilities

Research Fellow

Dr Jen Evans is a social and cultural geographer whose research is focussed on the valuing of natural environments, land use conflict, participatory GIS mapping and Indigenous methodologies. She is a Research Fellow with the Rural Clinical School at the University of Tasmania. Dr Evans is passionate about community participation and empowerment in decision making processes for natural environments and understanding people’s attachment to place. Dr Evans is published in the fields of social change and the natural environment, visitor interpretation and public infrastructure design. She has authored several publications regarding the valuing of takayna country (the Tarkine).

Biography

Dr Evans has a pre-academic career in the public service working for Local, Regional and State Government entities from 1993 to 2010 and has operated her own design and consulting practice since 2009. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the University of Tasmania in 1991 and a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from the University of Tasmania in 1999. Dr Evans was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Regional Development) from the University of Tasmania in 2016 and commenced as an academic at the University of Tasmania, first as a Course-work co-ordinator with the Institute for Regional Development and then as Research Fellow with the Rural Clinical School in 2018.

Memberships

Member, Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation (2017 – present)

Member, Indigenous Research Group, Cradle Coast Campus (2017 – present)

Teaching Appointments

2017 – Guest lecturer (KGA223)

2017 – PhD supervision, student PhD completion Dr Emma Lee

2017 – Design of short online volunteering course for the Australian Masters Games

2017 – Unit co-ordinator breadth unit (XBR202)

2017 – Lecturing, tutoring and marking (KGA172)

Publications

Research Profile

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Fields of Research

  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)

Research Objectives

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Environmental Ethics (950403)
  • Ecological Economics (919902)

Publications

Total publications

40

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Evans JD, Kirkpatrick JB, Bridle KL, 'A reciprocal triangulation process for identifying and mapping potential land use conflict', Environmental Management (New York): An International Journal for Decision-Makers, Scientists and Environmental Auditors, 62, (4) pp. 777-791. ISSN 0364-152X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00267-018-1076-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB; Bridle KL

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Evans J, 'Giving voice to the sacred black female body in takayna country', Indigenous perspectives on sacred natural sites culture, governance and conservation, Routledge, J Lijeblad, B Verschuuren (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9780815377023 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9781351234900 [eCite] [Details]

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Review

(1 outputs)
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2018Lee E, Evans J, 'Book review: Dominic O'Sullivan, Indigeneity: A Politics of Potential-Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand', Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, August 2018 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0066-4812 (2018) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
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2017Evans J, 'Colonisation of Aboriginal cultural heritage visitor interpretation in takayna Country', 13th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies Conference, 4-7 December 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 14. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2015Evans JD, 'Keynote speaker: Social change and the environment', Strahan NRM Forum, March 25, 2015, Strahan, Tasmania (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2013Evans JD, 'Wilderness and Conflict in the Tarkine', 7th Annual Graduate Research Conference, University of Tasmania, 1-2 September, 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2010Evans JD, 'Mystery and the Tarkine - Portent or Potential', 14 October, 2010, Burnie, Tasmania (2010) [Keynote Presentation]

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Design

(2 outputs)
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2013Evans JD, 'West Park - a place to live, learn and grow', Burnie, Tasmania (2013) [Other Designs]

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2009Evans JD, 'Tarkine Projects: Concept Plan - Waratah Falls Walk' (2009) [Other Designs]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(11 outputs)
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2019Evans JD, 'The Nut State Reserve Interpretation Plan', Nut State Reserve, Tasmania, Australia (2019) [Consultants Report]

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2019Evans JD, 'The Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve Interpretation Plan', Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, Australia (2019) [Consultants Report]

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2017Evans J, 'The Nut State Reserve Experience review project', Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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2017Evans JD, 'The Nut State Reserve experience review project final report', Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Contract Report]

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2017Lee E, Evans JD, 'Indigenous fisheries: weaving the research net', University of Tasmania; Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lee E

2017Leith PB, McHenry MT, Bridle K, Evans JD, Fudge ME, et al., 'Strengthening engagement and collaboration for impact in the ERS theme', University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Leith PB; McHenry MT; Bridle K; Fudge ME; Harwood A; Magierowski RH

2016Evans JD, 'Heritage Landing Experience review project: Final report', Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmania (2016) [Contract Report]

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2012Evans JD, Archer J, 'Healthy Communities - a local government toolkit for building healthier Tasmanian communities', The Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2012) [Consultants Report]

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2010Evans JD, Hampton K, 'North West Coastal Pathway Plan', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2010) [Contract Report]

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2010Evans JD, Hampton K, 'North West Coastal Pathway Plan - DESIGN TOOLKIT', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2010) [Contract Report]

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2008Mackey J, Lebski S, Evans JD, 'Tarkine Toursim Development Strategy', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2008) [Contract Report]

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Major Creative Work

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Evans JD, 'Tarkine drive interpretive signage', Cradle Coast Authority, Tarkine, Tasmania (2014) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Evans JD, Archer JL, 'Wild sight', Jen Evans & Jenny Archer, Ulverstone, Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Cradle Coast Campus (2011) [Curated Exhibition]

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2010Evans JD, Archer J, 'Tarkine Tasmania: wild, unique, diverse', Jen Evans & Jenny Archer, Ulverstone, Tasmania, 1st, pp. 80 (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Evans JD, Jaensch S, Lee E, 'Table Cape lighthouse: a beacon for human achievement in a wild and beautiful place', Warath Wynyard Council, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Services and the Federal Government, pp. 6 (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Evans JD, 'Tarkine interpretive experience', Waratah Wynyard Council, Athenaeum Hall, Waratah, Tasmania. (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2005Evans JD, 'Delirium', Hot Mother Lounge, Burnie, Tasmania (2005) [Other Exhibition]

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Other Creative Work

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Evans JD, Archer JL, 'Shutterbirds', Greenskin media, Ulverstone, Tasmania., pp. 614 (2011) [Minor Creative Work]

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2011Evans JD, Veltman H, 'Discover the Tarkine website', Cradle Coast Authority, Online, pp. 25 (2011) [Minor Creative Work]

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2010Evans JD, Jaensch S, Lee E, 'Table Cape lighthouse: a beacon for human achievement in a wild and beautiful place, visitors guide', Warath Wynyard Council, Wynyard, pp. 12 (2010) [Minor Creative Work]

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2010Evans JD, Wind A, 'Health oceans for a healthy future', Cradle Coast NRM, Burnie, Tasmania, pp. 20 (2010) [Minor Creative Work]

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2009Evans JD, 'Tarkine Tasmania: connection to wild places', Cradle Coast Authority, Burnie, Tasmania, pp. 8 (2009) [Minor Creative Work]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Evans J, 'Valuing the Tarkine: A Systematic Quantification of Optimal Land Use and Potential Conflict Compromise' (2016) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Evans JD, 'There's more to the Tarkine than trees', The Conversation, online, February 19, 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2011Evans JD, 'Significant places: Aboriginal cultural heritage in Cradle Coast Tasmania', Cradle Coast NRM, Tasmania (2011) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2011Evans JD, 'Tarkine natural values assessment', Cradle Coast Natural Resource Managment, Tasmania (2011) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Evans JD, 'Cradle Coast NRM Aboriginal Engagement Strategy', Cradle Coast NRM, Tasmania (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Evans JD, 'Corinna Wilderness Experience: Tourism carbon footprint and management strategy', FINAL REPORT, Corinna Wilderness Experience, Tasmania (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Evans JD, 'Tarkine Tasmania: self guided walks', Cradle Coast Authority and the Federal Government, Tasmania (2010) [Report Other]

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2010Evans JD, Dean A, 'Tarkine Tasmania: a visitors guide to walks and experiences', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2010) [Report Other]

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2009Evans JD, Horton H, 'Tarkine Toursim Development Strategy: Tarkine Aboriginal Tourism Plan', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$176,496

Projects

Aquaculture-Community Futures: North West Tasmania (2019 - 2021)$172,996
Description
In order to secure the future of Australian aquaculture, it is increasingly clear that, alongside effective and responsible production, building and maintaining community support is vital. The Tasmanian salmon industry is acutely aware of the need to garner and maintain societal support. A number of factors contribute towards the achievement of community acceptability (or social license to operate). These include: the perception that a company offers benefits; that it contributes to the well-being of the region, respects the local way of life and acts fairly; that it listens, responds and exhibits reciprocity; and that relations are based on an enduring regard for each others interests. Many of these factors are based on understanding, and contributing towards the achievement of, that which is valued by local and regional communities. This project aims to understand the regional development and well-being futures envisaged by residents of NW Tasmania and how salmonid farming can contribute to meeting these shared values.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($172,996)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Alexander KA; Ogier EM; Evans JD
Period
2019 - 2021
Indigenous fisheries: weaving the research net (2017)$3,500
Description
Indigenous fisheries in Tasmania lacks characterisation and research inputs (Lee 2016). These factors inhibit greater HASS-STEM collaboration and investment in Indigenous partnerships and knowledges. For example, commercial on-sale of Indigenous seafoods caught under cultural activities is not permitted (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment 2017). This regulatory condition prevents Indigenous peoples and communities engaging in cultural food festivals and similar. However, one of only two Indigenous led and managed Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) grants (Susman, pers. comm. April 2017) is currently being undertaken at the Centre for Marine Socioecology, UTAS, over 2 years (2017-2019) to investigate the barriers and opportunities in establishing a commercial market for Indigenous fisheries.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,500)
Scheme
Grant-MAM Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lee E; Evans JD
Year
2017

Research Supervision

Current

1

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDUnlocking Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Adolescent Young Women: A Tasmanian case study2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDEstablishing Joint Management Processes and Models for Tasmania's Protected Areas
Candidate: Emma Jane Lee
2017