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Social Sciences Seminar | PhD Writing Up Grant Presentations Session 2

Summary

The second presentation by Institute for the Study of Social Change PhD Writing Up Fellowship Grant recipients for 2017

Start Date

8 Jun 2018 3:00 pm

End Date

8 Jun 2018 4:00 pm

Venue

Social Sciences room 322

RSVP / Contact

No RSVP required. Enquiries to ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au


Please join us to hear presentations by three Institute for the Study of Social Change PhD Writing Up Fellowship Grant recipients


Jennifer Ayton on Understanding Cessation of Exclusive Breastfeeding
Kerryn Brent
on Key Challenges relating to Geoengineering to Offset Climate Change
Robin Krabbe on Sustainability Education, Community Governance and Sustainability Governance

About the presenters:

Dr Jennifer Ayton is a researcher and lecturer at the College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania. In 2017 she received a PhD Writing Up Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Social Change to assist in publishing from her research. Her thesis investigated the prevalence of early cessation of exclusive breastfeeding in Australia, with early cessation defined as the point when an infant fed exclusively on breast milk is first fed infant formula or other foods/fluids before the first 6 months of age. This presentation will detail the findings of Dr Ayton's mixed methods study into how mothers perceived themselves, and the use of their lactating maternal bodies, during breastfeeding in landscape where breastfeeding is often used as barometer for good mothering.

Dr Kerryn Brent is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania. In 2017 she received a PhD Writing Up Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Social Change to assist in publishing from her research. Her research into  ‘Geoengineering’ to offset climate change investigated the key challenges related to carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM). CDR and SRM geoengineering proposals present significant risk of environment harm at regional and global levels, and therefore give rise to international governance challenges in their own right. In this presentation Dr Brent will highlight the key challenges, and the current capacity of international law to respond to them. 

Dr Robin Krabbe received a PhD Writing Up Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Social Change in 2017 to assist in publishing from her research.The title of her thesis was “Fostering norms for sustainability: comparing two community socioeconomic initiatives”. The thesis firstly identified community governance as a vital requirement for social, economic and environmental sustainability. Secondly, food and exchange were identified as two fundamental activities by which we survive and thrive, and hence they are vital sources of action for change. Robin’s work since completing the thesis has built on this work by looking at sustainability education, community governance and sustainability governance more broadly. This presentation will conclude with a discussion of the beginnings of the implementation of a Learning region in North-West Tasmania, focusing on Agrifood.

This free seminar is presented by the School of Social Sciences and the Institute for the Study of Social Change. All welcome.


Contact

Institute for Social Change
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 44
HOBART TAS 7001

E: ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au

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