Dr Kristen Lyons
|Dr Kristen Lyons|
Phone: (+61 7) 336 52020
Fax: (+61 7) 336 51544
Room 416, Level 4,
Michie Building (#9), St Lucia Campus
Bachelor of Environmental Science Griffith University, Australia (1991 – 1993)
Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours Griffith University, Australia (1994 – 1995)
PhD - Central Queensland University, Australia (1995 – 2001)
Thesis title: Situated Knowledges, Science and Gender: A Sociology of Organic Agriculture in Australia and New Zealand
Permaculture Design Certificate (Crystal Waters Eco Village, Queensland, Australia, 2001)
Member – African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific
Member – Agri-Food Research Network
Member – Organic Standards Committee, Biological Farmers of Australia
Member – Nanotechnology Reference Group, Friends of the Earth Australia
Member – Editorial Board, Journal of Organic Systems
2001 – 2010: Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology and Society, School of Biomolecluar and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland Australia.
2009: Visiting Scholar, Centre for African Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
2005: Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in Rural Sociology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
1999 – 2001: Lecturer in Sociology, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia
- sociology of agriculture and food
- agriculture, the environment and development in Africa
- social justice and development
- new technologies, gender and the environment
- governance and public engagement
Recent Research Projects:
Burton, P., Lyons, K., Richards, C. and Amati, M. (2011) National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) Research Program: Synthesis and Integrative – Stage 3a. Ensuring Secure Food Supplies for Australia Under Climate Change ($96,000). View the report online here.
Lyons, K. (2011) UQ Travel Award, August, to visit host institution Makerere University, Uganda, and to undertake fieldwork in Uganda ($2592).
Lyons, K. (2008) Nanotechnologies, Public Participation and the Future of Australian Food and Agriculture, ($12,600). Griffith University Research Grant.
Lyons, K. and Burch, D. (Nov 2007) Socio-Economic Impacts of Organic Agriculture in Africa, ($19,785) International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Bonn, Germany.
Burch, D., Lawrence, G., Rickson, R. and Lyons, K. (2003) Globalisation, Sustaining Rural Livelihoods and Organics: The Impacts of the Transformation in the Production and Consumption of Organic Foods, ($175,000) ARC Discovery – Project Grant.
Whelan, J. and Lyons, K. (2003) A Critical Analysis of Three Community Initiated Sustainability Interventions in South East Queensland, ($5128) Griffith University New Research Grant Scheme.
Burch, D., Lyons, K. and Monk, A. (2003) Equivalency of Imported Organic Product, ($20,000) RIRDC Organic Sub-Program.
Burch, D. Monk, A. and Lyons, K. (2001) Standards Setting and Regulatory Equivalence for Organic Foods in the APEC Region. ($63,903) Department of Industry, Science and Resources. APEC Market Integration Program Application.