Emeritus Professor <br />Geoffrey Lawrence
Emeritus Professor
Geoffrey Lawrence
Emeritus Professor

Phone:  (+61 7) 336 53160
Fax:  (+61 7) 336 51544

School of Social Science
Room 414, Level 4,
Michie Building (#9), St Lucia Campus


BScAgr (Agricultural Science/Economics) University of Sydney
DipSocSci (Sociology) University of New England
MS (Sociology) University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
PhD (Sociology) Griffith University.

Professional activities:

President - International Rural Sociology Association
Fellow - Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Member - The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Member - Rural Sociological Society (US)
Member - European Rural Sociological Association
Member - Australian and Oceanic Network for Rural Social Research and Community Development
Member - Australian Political Economy Movement

2011-2013, Professor of Sociology, School of Social Science, and Food Security Focal Area Co-leader, Global Change Institute
2002-2010, Professor of Sociology and Head of School of Social Science, The University of Queensland
1993 - 2002, Foundation Professor of Sociology, Head of Department of Social Science / Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Regional Development, Central Queensland University,
1988 - 1992, Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor of Sociology, Charles Sturt University
Research interests:
  • Financialisation and the Restructuring of Australian and Global Agriculture
  • Global Food Security
  • Social Aspects of the Environment and Natural Resource Management in Australia
  • The Sociology of Sport
Representative publications:

Burch, D., Dixon, J. and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2013, From Seedlings to Supermarket: Agrifood Supply Chains in Transition, Special Edition of Agriculture and Human Values 30, 2.

Lawrence, G. and McMichael, P. (eds) 2012, Food Security, Special Edition of the International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food 19, 2.

Carl, J., Baker, S., Scott, J., Hillman, W. and Lawrence, G. 2012, THINK SOCIOLOGY.

Lawrence, G., Lyons, K. and Wallington, T. (eds) 2010, Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability.

Burch, D. and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2007, Supermarkets and Agri-food Supply Chains: Transformations in the production and consumption of foods. 

Cheshire, L. Higgins, V and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2007, Rural Governance: International perspectives. 

Cheshire, L. Higgins, V and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2006, Special Edition: Governance. Rural Society, v.16 no.3.

Lockie, S., Lyons, K. Lawrence, G. and Halpin D., 2006, Going Organic: Mobillising Networks for Environmentally Responsible food Production.

Higgins, V and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2005, Agricultural Governance: Globalisation and the new politics of regulation.

Hindmarsh, R and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2004, Recoding Nature: Critical perspectives on genetic engineering.

Almas, R and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2003, Globalization, Localization and Sustainable Livelihoods.

Hindmarsh, R and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2001, Altered Genes II: the Future.

Higgins, V. Lockie, S and Lawrence, G. (eds) 2001, Environment, Society and Natural Resource Management: Theoretical perspectives from Australasia and the Amercias.

Gray, I. and Lawrence, G. 2001, A Future for Regional Australia: Escaping Global Misfortune.

Miller, T., Lawrence, G., McKay, J. and Rowe, D. 2001, Globalization and Sport.

Stehlik, D., Gray, I. and Lawrence, G. 1999, Drought in the 1990's: Australian farm families' experiences.

Burch, D., Goss, J., Lawrence, G. and Rickson, Roy E. (eds) 1999, Rural Sociology v.64 no.2.

Burch, D. Goss, Jasper and Lawrence, G. (eds) 1999, Restructuring Global and Regional Agricultures: Transformations in Australasian agri-food economics and spaces.

Hindmarsh, R., Lawrence, G. and Norton, J. (eds) 1998, Altered Genes: Reconstructing Nature: The Debate.

Burch, D. Goss, Jasper, Lawrence, G. and Rickson, R. (eds) 1998, Australasian Food and Farming in a Globalised Economy: Recent Developments and Future Prospects.

Grimes, J. Lawrence, G. and Stehlik, D. (eds) 1998, Sustainable Futures: Towards a Catchment Management Strategy for the Central Queensland Region.

Rowe, D and Lawrence, G. (eds) 1998, Tourism, Leisure and Sport: Critical Perspectives.

Lawrence, G., Lyons, K. and Momtaz, S. (eds) 1996, Social Change in Rural Australia.

Burch, D, Lawrence, G. and Rickson, R. (eds) 1996, Globalization and Agri- Food Restucturing: Perspectives from the Australasia region.

Lawrence, G. 1995, RSERC - Futures for Rural Australia from Agricultural Productivism to Community Sustainability.

Vanclay, F and Lawrence, G. 1995, The Environmental Imperative.

Gray, I., Lawrence, G. and Dunn, T. 1993, Coping with Change: Australian Farmers in the 1990s. 

Vanclay, F., Lawrence, G. and Furze, B. (eds) 1992, Agriculture, Environment and Society: Contemporary Issues for Australia.

Cullen, T. Dunn, P and Lawrence, G. (eds) 1990, Rural Health and Welfare in Australia.

Rowe, D. and Lawrence, G. (eds) 1990, Sport and Leisure: Trends in Australian Popular Culture.

Lawrence, G. 1987, Capitalism and the Countryside: The rural Crisis in Australia.

Rowe, D. and Lawrence, G. (eds) 1986, Power Play: the Commercialsation of Australian Sport.


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