Rebecca Banham

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Rebecca Banham

PhD Candidate

Room 581, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

Rebecca is a current PhD candidate in Sociology, having commenced in 2015. Her project is a qualitative study investigating the ways that Tasmanian's understand, experience and form ontological and emotional connections with the state’s forests.

Career summary


Degree Thesis title University Country Awarded
Graduate Certificate in Creative and Professional Writing   Griffith University Australia 2015
Diploma of international Studies   University of Tasmania Australia 2014
BA (1st Class Hons) ‘The interplay of religion, morality, and environmental attitudes’ University of Tasmania Australia 2013

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Research Themes

Rebecca’s research aligns with the University’s research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. The study aims to address important gaps in micro-sociological approaches to environmental problems, and social issues (such as forestry practices and place connections) that are particularly salient in Tasmania.

Fields of Research

  • Environmental Sociology (160802)

Research Objectives

  • Environmental Ethics (950403)
  • Arts and Leisure (950199)


Total publications


Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2018Banham RT, 'Resisting the marginalisation of the non-human: Interdependency, wonder, and humility in Tasmanian forests', TASA Conference Proceedings 2018, 19-22 November, Deakin University, Burwood Campus, pp. 42-48. ISBN 978-0-6482210-1-2 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Banham R, ' A walk among the gum trees': bushwalking, place and self-narrative', Conference Proceedings TASA 2017 Conference, 27-30 November 2017, University of Western Australia, pp. 116-121. ISBN 978-0-6482210-0-5 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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