BAppSc(Agric)(Hons) (UWS), PhD (Charles Sturt)

Professor Stewart Lockie is Director of The Cairns Institute at James Cook University and President of the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Environment and Society. He is an environmental sociologist with expertise in:

  • environmental and natural resource management policy
  • social impact assessment
  • sociology of food and agriculture.

Professor Lockie's current research is primarily concerned with climate adaptation policy, biodiversity conservation on agricultural land, environmental and social standards for food production, sustainable consumption practices, and food security in Australia and the Philippines. He is also involved in studies of risk management in hazardous industries, the social and economic restructuring of mining communities and the prevalence of intimate partner abuse in regional and remote communities.

  • Director, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia, 2014 - present
  • Head, Sociology Program and School of Sociology, The Australian National University, 2009 - 2013
  • Director, Centre for Social Science Research and Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, 2001 - 2005 and 2008 - 2009
  • Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences, Central Queensland University, 2005 - 2006
  • Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, The Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University, July 2010 - present
  • Adjunct Professor, Central Queensland University, July 2009 - present
  • President, International Sociological Association Research Committee on Environment and Society, 2010 - 2014
  • Central Queensland University Vice-Chancellor's Award for Progress in Research, 1999
  • Lockie, S., Sonnenfeld, D. and Fisher, D. (eds) (2014) The Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change, Routledge, London and New York.
  • Lockie, S (2013), 'Market Incentives, Ecosystem Services, and Property Rights: Assumptions and Conditions for Sustained Social and Ecological Benefits', in Land Use Policy, 31, 90 - 98
  • Lockie, S and Measham, T (2012), 'Social Perspectives on Risk and Uncertainty: Reconciling the Spectacular and the Mundane', in Risk and Social Theory in Environmental Management, Measham, T and Lockie, S (eds). Canberra: CSIRO Publishing
  • Lockie, S, Tennant, R, Benares, C and Carpenter, D (2012), 'Subsistence, Food Security and Market Production in the Uplands of Negros Occidental, the Philippines', in International Journal of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 19, 2, 214 - 228
  • Lockie, S and Carpenter, D (2010), Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets: Livelihoods and Agroecology in Comparative Perspective, Lockie, S and Carpenter, D (eds). London: Earthscan
  • Lockie, S (2009), 'Agricultural Biodiversity and Neoliberal Regimes of Agri-Environmental Governance in Australia', in Current Sociology, 57(3), 407 - 426
  • Lockie, S, Lyons, K, Lawrence, G and Halpin, D (2006), Going Organic: Mobilizing Networks for Environmentally Responsible Food Production, Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing