Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University
Western Australia, Australia
Amanda is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Planning and Geography at Curtin University in Australia. She researches population demographics and migration, leadership and rural development issues. She teaches both geography and planning students, with an emphasis on rural and regional development, research methods and migration. Amanda is an applied researcher and has partnered with industry to complete studies on policy relevant issues related to regional and rural change, adaptation and socio-economic viability. She is currently involved in research examining the role of local leadership, volunteering and social innovation in promoting sustainable adaptation in rural societies. Amanda has held numerous leadership roles at Australian Universities and with the Institute of Australian Geographers. Currently, she is an editor of Geographical Research and a board member of numerous research groups.