Meet the Executive: Andrea Gaynor


Andrea Gaynor is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Western Australia. An environmental historian, her research seeks to use the contextualising and narrative power of history to solve real-world problems. She has undertaken research with a range of organisations including the WA Department of Parks & Wildlife, Western Power and WWF-Australia, and collaborated with colleagues from a range of disciplines in a research project on engineering education for social and environmental responsibility. She has published on topics as diverse as landscape art and feral cats; her recent publications include a book chapter with Prof. Tom Griffiths on Geoffrey Bolton’s environmental history, in A Historian For All Seasons (Monash University Publishing), and Never Again: Reflections on Environmental Responsiblilty After Roe 8, co-edited with Peter Newman and Philip Jennings. She is currently leading a major research project on the historical role of water in the making of urban Australia with colleagues from UWA, the University of Queensland, Monash University and the University of South Australia. She manages the website and newsletter of the Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network and is a member of The Beeliar Group: Professors for Environmental Responsibility.

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