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Dr Lesley Instone

Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Geography and Environmental Studies)

Career Summary

Biography

After gaining my PhD in 2002, I was offered a short term appointment with Resource Management in Asia Pacific Program, ANU, then taught briefly at Monash University before taking up an appointment as an online educational designer at Charles Darwin University. At CDU I worked on a range of online projects including Cross-cultural engagement for natural resource mangers; Tour guide training for Kakadu and Uluru-Kata-Tjuta national parks; and Fire ecology and management in northern Australia. I was award the ASCILITE Prize for ‘exemplary use of electronic technologies in teaching and learning in tertiary education’ in 2005. In 2006 I joined the University of Newcastle where I teach in geography and environmental studies. On my appointment I was awarded the role of convenor of postgraduate coursework programs in Environmental Management. In this role I have redesigned an developed the postgraduate courses and programs which are now offered fully online.

Research Expertise
My research is located at the intersection of cultural studies, environmental studies and geography. I am particularly interested in the key roles that belonging, identity and place play in questions of biodiversity management, environmental regulation and sustainability. Exploring the complex relations between people, animals, land and place requires a multivalent approach, and I draw on a diverse and rich theoretical landscape including non representational theory, postcolonial studies, and performativity. My recent work focuses on critical questions of nature-society delineation and aims to explore the active engagements of bodies, text, land and non-humans that shape Australian landscapes and everyday engagements with them. This approach has led me to work on dingoes, landscapes of detention, fencelines, national parks and northern Australian perspectives. Current research explores socio-cultural dimensions of urban ecological restoration, human-plant relations and urban natures, especially urban parks.

Teaching Expertise
Environmental legislation and planning, sustainability, Australian environmental history, cultural geographies of nature, environmental thought, socio-environmental issues

Administrative Expertise
Program Convenor - Graduate Diploma, Master, and Master (honours) of Environmental Management Program Convenor - Graduate Diploma, Master of Environmental and Business Management Course coordinator - EMGT3070, ENVS2010



Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
  • Master of Environmental Science, Monash University

Keywords

  • Australian landscapes and identities
  • contemporary social and cultural theory
  • cultural geographies of nature
  • cultures of environmental regulation
  • environmental planning, policy and legislation
  • geographies of belonging
  • human-animal relations
  • social development and the environment
  • sustainability

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Editorial Board - GEOView GEOView
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture - Australia-New Zealand Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture - Australia-New Zealand
Australia
1/02/2006 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Membership - Institute of Australian Geographers Institute of Australian Geographers
Australia
1/01/2005 -  Membership - Australian Animals Study Group Australian Animals Study Group
Australia
1/11/2003 - 1/02/2006 Academic Consultant/Educational Designer Charles Darwin University
University Library (formerly Education Services)
Australia
1/07/2002 - 1/12/2002 Lecturer Monash University
Geography and Environmental Sciences
Australia
1/02/2002 - 1/07/2002 Visiting Research Fellow Australian National University
Resource Management in Asia Pacific (RMAP)
Australia
1/04/2000 - 1/05/2001 Lecturer University of the Sunshine Coast
Australian and Cultural Studies
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2005 ASCILITE Prize ASCILITE prize for exemplary use of educational technologies in teaching and learning
Unknown

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2004 Visiting research scholar
Organisation: ANU Description: I was invited by the Ecological Humanities group of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES) at ANU to be a visting scholar in September 2004. This was in recognition of my contribution to the field of the ecological humanities through my research on cultural studies of Australian nature.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2010 Children and Place Research Symposium
Organisation: University of Canberra Description:
2010 Unruly ecologies: Art and Biodiversity Symposium
Organisation: SymbioticA, UWA Description:
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Instone L, Mee KJ, Palmer J, Williams M, Vaughan N, Climate change adaptation and the rental sector, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 200 (2013) [A1]

Chapter (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Instone LH, Instone L, Mee KJ, Palmer J, Vaughan N, Williams M, 'Climate change adaptation and the rental sector', Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation: Australian Experiences, Wiley, Oxford 372-379 (2015)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2015 Instone Lesley, Mee Kathy, Palmer Jane, Williams MJ, Vaughan Nicola, 'Climate change adaptation in the rental sector', Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK 372-379 (2015)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2014 Instone LH, Instone L, Mee KJ, Palmer J, Vaughan N, Williams M, 'Climate change and the rental sector', Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation: Australian Experiences, Wiley, Oxford 372-379 (2014)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2011 Instone, Mee, 'Companion Acts and companion species: boundary transgressions and the place of dogs in urban public space', Animal Movements ¿ Moving Animals: essays on direction, velocity and agency in humanimal encounters, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala 229-250 (2011) [B2]
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Journal article (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fisher K, Williams M, Fitzherbert S, Instone L, Duffy M, Wright S, et al., 'Writing difference differently', New Zealand Geographer, 71 18-33 (2015)

This paper investigates the writing of situated knowledge and explores the possibilities of enacting difference by writing differently. We present a selection of research stories ... [more]

This paper investigates the writing of situated knowledge and explores the possibilities of enacting difference by writing differently. We present a selection of research stories in which carrier bags, sounds, baskets, gardens and potatoes are interpreted less as objects of research or metaphors to aid in analysing phenomena, than as mediators of the stories. Our stories emphasise the ontological politics of engaging with and representing the relational, the messy, the spontaneous, the unpredictable, the non-human and bodily experiences. These stories demonstrate how writing is performative and how it is integral to the production of knowledge.

DOI 10.1111/nzg.12077
Co-authors Sarah Wright
2015 Instone L, 'Reprint of "Unruly grasses: Affective attunements in the ecological restoration of urban native grasslands in Australia', EMOTION SPACE AND SOCIETY, 14 57-64 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.emospa.2014.10.001
2015 Instone L, 'Reprint of "Unruly grasses: Affective attunements in the ecological restoration of urban native grasslands in Australia"', Emotion, Space and Society, 14 57-64 (2015)

This paper explores affect as an 'angle of approach' for re/considering the work of ecological restoration in urban spaces. My focus is on the more-than-human affective dimensions... [more]

This paper explores affect as an 'angle of approach' for re/considering the work of ecological restoration in urban spaces. My focus is on the more-than-human affective dimensions of the reintroduction of native grasses in Melbourne's (Australia) urban parklands. Sara Ahmed suggests that 'affect is what sticks or sustains or preserves the connection between ideas, values and objects' (2010, 29), and here I extend this notion to think about the restoration of grasslands not as primarily material transformations (to which we might react), but as the recomposition of the 'ideas, values and objects' that constitute urban park naturecultures. The paper highlights the role of affective relations in the inheritance of landscapes that do not attract widespread positive affection. It employs Sara Ahmed's concept of the affect alien as a figure of nonconformity, to uncover how the affective resonances of grasslands might open new possibilities for attuning to the complex and multiple naturecultures of postcolonial lands.

DOI 10.1016/j.emospa.2014.10.001
2014 Mee KJ, Instone L, Williams M, Palmer J, Vaughan N, 'Renting over troubled waters: An urban political ecology of rental housing', Geographical Research, 52 365-376 (2014)

In this paper we explore the urban political ecologies (UPEs) of rental housing through the lens of water to draw attention to the different conditions of access to 'resources for... [more]

In this paper we explore the urban political ecologies (UPEs) of rental housing through the lens of water to draw attention to the different conditions of access to 'resources for adaptation' in the material relations of public and private rental housing provision in a world of changing climate. Climate change introduces a profound dimension of uncertainty in the socio-material relations of urban life. However, the capacity of urban residents to make changes to their housing is uneven, and this uncertainty is amplified by the limited access of many tenants to 'resources for adaptation' such as gardens, water efficiency, and alternative energy and is exacerbated by regulatory practices, including leases, insurance, and capital investment, that help shape the socio-natural relations of tenure. UPE emphasises the hybrid nature of cities and the flows of people and materials that constitute the built environment. We draw on the insights of UPE alongside an appreciation of the dynamics of normal standards of comfort, cleanliness, and convenience in the home to reveal the complexities of attempts to engage more sustainably with water in rental property. This paper draws on a case study of rental property managers and tenants in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, to explore social and cultural processes that are both shaped by and shape rental housing provision. We reveal a suite of practices, materials, and discourses that assemble to make 'resources for adaptation' and simultaneously render water useful, troubled, or troublesome.

DOI 10.1111/1745-5871.12058
2014 Jones RM, Instone L, Mee KJ, 'Making risk real: Urban trees and the ontological politics of risk', Geoforum, 56 211-225 (2014) [C1]

Over the past several decades, risk has become a distinct field of social inquiry as scholars in a variety of disciplines have developed theories about the 'nature' of risk and th... [more]

Over the past several decades, risk has become a distinct field of social inquiry as scholars in a variety of disciplines have developed theories about the 'nature' of risk and the role it plays in contemporary society. Collectively, these theories enrich our understanding of the politics of risk, the dynamics of risk perception, and the way risk shapes and is shaped by space, culture, social change, and modes of governing in the neoliberal era. In this paper, however, we argue these theories are helpful but not entirely suited to understanding risk when it becomes the subject of something Whatmore (2009, p. 587, 2013) calls "environmental knowledge controversies". These controversies are generative events where more-than-human agencies and the political and knowledge making practices of heterogeneous actors reshape our sense of the real. To address this issue, we draw on the concepts of enactment, multiplicity, and ontological politics to explore how different kinds of risk and tree were made more or less real during a contentious debate over the risk posed by a group of urban trees in Newcastle, Australia. This case study suggests we can think of risk and hazardous entities like trees as effects that also affect because they elicit interventions that transform bodies and spaces in more or less enduring ways. Attending to the enactment, multiplicity, and ontological politics of risk, we argue, provides an alternative way to navigate moments of political contestation over the assessment and management of risk that has implications for how these processes are conceived and conducted in the future. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.07.009
2014 Instone L, Sweeney J, 'The trouble with dogs: 'animaling' public space in the Australian city', CONTINUUM-JOURNAL OF MEDIA & CULTURAL STUDIES, 28 774-786 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10304312.2014.966404
2014 Palmer J, Instone L, Mee KJ, Williams M, Vaughan N, 'Green tenants: practicing a sustainability ethics for the rental housing sector', Local Environment, (2014)

The shift towards social, government and corporate ethics which value environmental sustainability has also embraced householders in a plethora of educational guides, policies, re... [more]

The shift towards social, government and corporate ethics which value environmental sustainability has also embraced householders in a plethora of educational guides, policies, regulations and consumer information about green home improvements, purchasing choices and household practices. In this paper, we make the claim that the rental housing sector, and in particular the private rental sector, has yet to participate, structurally, culturally and materially, in this shift to an ethics of sustainability. We argue, however, that even on such otherwise arid ground, an alternative ethic is developing, a sustainability ethic practiced by green tenants whose activities inside and outside their homes go beyond the considerable material constraints of their dwellings and incomes, and beyond the purely transactional utility of the rental contract. These activities, relational, interconnected and resilient, offer both glimpses of a greening rental housing sector, and a clearer picture of the areas where work remains to be done. Based on a research study, we conducted of the rental sector in regional Australia, and in particular of the everyday sustainability practices of tenants, we suggest that these activities are a practice-based form of care for the world, in many ways similar to Maria Puig de la Bellacasa's practice-based, human-decentred ethics which she suggests is exemplified in the permaculture movement. The stories of the tenants we interviewed for our study also point the way to other changes which are needed to enable a practice-based sustainability ethic to flourish across the rental housing sector as a whole. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/13549839.2013.879640
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2014 Instone L, Sweeney J, 'Dog Waste, Wasted Dogs: The Contribution of Human-Dog Relations to the Political Ecology of Australian Urban Space', GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 52 355-364 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1745-5871.12059
2014 Mee KJ, Instone L, Williams M, Palmer J, Vaughan N, 'Renting Over Troubled Waters: An Urban Political Ecology of Rental Housing', GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 52 365-376 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1745-5871.12058
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2014 Instone L, 'Unruly grasses: Affective attunements in the ecological restoration of urban native grasslands in Australia', Emotion, Space and Society, 10 79-86 (2014) [C1]

This paper explores affect as an 'angle of approach' for re/considering the work of ecological restoration in urban spaces. My focus is on the more-than-human affective dimensions... [more]

This paper explores affect as an 'angle of approach' for re/considering the work of ecological restoration in urban spaces. My focus is on the more-than-human affective dimensions of the reintroduction of native grasses in Melbourne's (Australia) urban parklands. Sara Ahmed suggests that 'affect is what sticks or sustains or preserves the connection between ideas, values and objects' (2010, 29), and here I extend this notion to think about the restoration of grasslands not as primarily material transformations (to which we might react), but as the recomposition of the 'ideas, values and objects' that constitute urban park naturecultures. The paper highlights the role of affective relations in the inheritance of landscapes that do not attract widespread positive affection. It employs Sara Ahmed's concept of the affect alien as a figure of nonconformity, to uncover how the affective resonances of grasslands might open new possibilities for attuning to the complex and multiple naturecultures of postcolonial lands. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.emospa.2013.12.013
2012 Instone LH, 'Living rock and human bird: An Antipodean refrain', Dialogues in Human Geography, 2 280-283 (2012) [C2]
2011 Instone LH, 'Regulating Rover: legislating the public place of urban pet dogs', Australian Animal Protection Law Journal, 75-90 (2011)
2010 Instone LH, 'Walking towards Woomera: Touring the boundaries of 'unAustralian geographies'', Cultural Geographies, 17 359-378 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1474474010368607
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2010 Instone LH, 'Encountering native grasslands: Matters of concern in an urban park', Australian Humanities Review, 91-117 (2010) [C1]
2010 Hillman M, Instone LH, 'Legislating nature for biodiversity offsets in New South Wales, Australia', Social & Cultural Geography, 11 411-431 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14649365.2010.488746
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2009 Instone LH, 'Northern belongings: Frontiers, fences, and identities in Australia's urban north', Environment and Planning A, 41 827-841 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1068/a41168
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2006 Instone LH, 'Eating the Country', Journal of Australian Studies, Australia's Public Intellectual Forum, 135-141 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14443050509388039
2004 Instone L, 'Situating Nature: on doing cultural geographies of Australian nature', AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHER, 35 131-140 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0004918042000249430
Citations Web of Science - 16
2000 Instone L, 'Dancing with dingoes: humans, animals and the Australian landscape', UTS Review, 6 165-175 (2000) [C1]
1998 Instone L, 'The coyote's at the door: Revisioning human-environment relations in the Australian context', ECUMENE, 5 452-467 (1998)
DOI 10.1191/096746098701555936
Citations Web of Science - 8
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Conference (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Mee KJ, Instone L, Vaughan N, Williams M, Palmer J, 'Those everyday things ¿ that¿s where I feel like I have the most control at the moment¿: The Everyday Politics of Rental Housing Adaptation', Housing Theory Symposium 2015, Housing Adaptation and Resilience Program, Melbourne (2015)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2014 Instone LH, Instone L, 'New environmental histories of the Anthropocene: reports from the coalface', Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions:The Fifth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture, Australia & New Zealand; an Environmental Humanities collaboratory with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800); and a Minding Animals, Australian National University (2014) [E3]
2013 Instone LH, Mee K, Williams M, Palmer J, Vaughan N, Vaughan N, 'Renting over troubled water: an Urban Political Ecology of Rental Housing', Abstracts. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2013, University of Western Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Instone LH, Sweeney J, Sweeney J, 'Fido, faeces and fatality: the anxious political ecologies of human-dog cohabitation in Australian urban space', Abstracts: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2013, University of Western Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Taylor A, Instone LH, 'Risking attachments: Learning to inherit postcolonial multispecies worlds', http://aasgconference.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/abstract_details_8jul13v5.pdf, Sydney Unievrsity (2013) [E3]
2012 Instone LH, Mee KJ, Palmer J, Williams M, Naughan N, 'Rental housing, climate change and adaptive capacity: An asset-based approach', Climate Adaptation in Action 2012: Sharing Knowledge to Adapt. Conference Handbook, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2012 Instone LH, Sweeney J, 'The trouble with dogs: 'Animalising' urban public space in the Australian city', Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference. Materialities: Economies, Empiricism, & Things, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012 Palmer J, Instone L, Mee K, Williams M, Vaughan N, 'Mobilising the contribution of the rental sector to adaptive and resilient suburbs: an asset-based approach', Proceedings of the Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Maquarie University, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2012 Instone LH, 'Situating and securing native grasslands: affect and disturbance in urban ecological restoration', Proceedings of the Institute of British Geographers Conference, Edinburgh (2012) [E3]
2012 Instone LH, 'Desire, destruction, delight and detestation: Situating human-grass relations in Australia', Regarding the Earth: Ecological Vision in World and Image. 4th ASLEC-ANZ Biennial Conference. Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
2011 Instone LH, 'Unruly grasses: Human-native grass entanglements in urban park space', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2011 Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
2011 Fisher K, Baker T, Instone LH, Mee KJ, McGuirk PM, Sherval M, et al., 'Kitchen stories: An introduction to the Situated Knowledge Production Sessions', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Sarah Wright, Meg Sherval, Pauline Mcguirk
2011 Lewis N, Baker T, Instone LH, Mee KJ, McGuirk PM, Sherval M, et al., 'Journeying towards propositions about situated knowledge practices', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference Abstracts, Wollongong (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk, Meg Sherval, Sarah Wright
2011 Instone LH, 'Regulating Rover: legislating the public place of urban pet dogs - a shared environment', Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Australian Animal study Group Conference, Griffith University Brisbane (2011)
2010 Instone LH, Mee K, 'Doggy encounters: performing new pet relations in the park', Proceedings of New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, Cristchurch, New Zealand (2010) [E3]
2010 Instone LH, Mee K, 'Doggy encounters: performing new pet relations in the park', Proceedings of Animal Movements: Moving Animals, Uppsala University, Sweden (2010) [E3]
2009 Instone LH, '(In)temperature dreams: Tropicality, climate change and the northern 'food bowl'', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2009: Book of Abstracts, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009 Instone LH, 'Regulating Rover: Legislating the public place of urban pet dogs', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2009: Book of Abstracts, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009 Instone LH, Mee KJ, 'Doggy encounters: Performing new pet relations in the park', Minding Animals 2009. Oral Presentation Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008 Instone LH, 'If you go down to the woods park today...: Performing Flockhart Reserve', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2008: Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2007 Hillman M, Instone LH, 'Which Bank? Legislating nature for biodiversity offsets in New South Wales', Abstracts - Contemporary Geography for Australia. Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E3]
2007 Instone LH, 'The secret life of parks', Nature Matters: Materiality and the More-than-Human in Cultural Studies of the Environment: Abstracts, Toronto, Ontario (2007) [E3]
2006 Instone LH, 'Walking towards Woomera: Touring the Boundaries of 'UnAustralian Geographies'', Abstracts, Canberra, Australia (2006) [E3]
2006 Instone LH, 'Northern belongings', Speaker Abstracts, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (2006) [E3]
2005 Instone L, 'Conversations beyond the classroom: Blogging in A Professional Development Course', Balance, Fidelity, Mobility: Maintaining the Momentum Conference Proceedings of ASCILITE 2005, Decemeber 4-7, 2005 http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/brisbane05/proceedings.shtml, Brisbane, Australia (2005) [E1]
2004 Instone L, 'Walking towards Woomera', Speaker Abstract, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Adelaide (2004) [E3]
2004 Instone L, 'The educational possibilities of dis-comfort', Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference, Perth (2004) [E1]
2003 Instone L, 'T(r)opical translations: reterritorialising the space of biodiversity conservation', RMAP Working Paper No. 46 (2003) [E2]
2002 Instone L, 'T(r)opical translations From jungle to biodiversity hotspot', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Canberra (2002) [E3]
2002 Instone L, 'Shaking the ground of shifting cultivation: or why (do) we need alternatives to slash-and-burn''', RMAP Working Paper No. 43 (2002) [E2]
2002 Instone L, 'Thinking across lines of difference', Speaker Abstract, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Canberra (2002) [E3]
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Instone LH, 'Multispecies mobilities ¿ moving and being moved.', ( pp.np-np): http://iag-nzgs2014.org/program/ (2014) [O1]
2014 Instone LH, Instone L, 'Thinking through the Anthropocene, co-habiting with other species', ( pp.1): Unnatural Futures (2014) [O1]

Report (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Instone LH, Instone L, 'Placing companion animals in the city: towards the constructive co-habitation of humans and dogs in urban areas', Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), The University of Newcastle, Australia, 50 (2014)
2012 Williams M, Palmer J, Instone L, Mee K, Vaughan N, 'Sustainability and climate change in the rental sector: stories from the media', CURS, 15 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Palmer J, Instone L, Mee K, Williams M, 'Climate change and the rental sector: Mapping the legislative and policy context: NSW', CURS, 33 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Palmer J, Instone L, Mee K, Williams M, 'Climate change and the rental sector: Mapping the legislative and policy context: Local Government', CURS, 26 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Williams M, Palmer J, Instone L, mee K, Vaughan N, 'Asset Based Community Development and Pro-poor Asset-based Climate Change Adaptation: Integrating two approaches to a climate change adaptation project in the tenancy sector', CURS, 13 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Vaughan N, Williams M, Instone L, Mee K, Palmer J, 'Climate change and the rental sector: theorising the housing manager', CURS, 14 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Williams M, Palmer J, Instone L, Mee K, 'Researching everyday climate change adaptations: Principles, practice and outcomes', CURS, 11 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Palmer J, Instone L, Mee K, Williams M, Vaughan N, 'Climate change and the rental sector: Mapping the legislative and policy context: National', CURS, 34 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Palmer J, williams M, instone L, mee K, Vaughan N, 'Climate Change Outcomes in the Rental Sector:Strategies for more-than-adaptation', CURS (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Williams M, Palmer J, Instone L, Mee K, Vaughan N, 'Researching everyday climate change adaptations: Revealing assets, transforming relationships between tenants, housing managers and landlords, enhancing adaptive capacities', CURS (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Williams M, Vaughan N, Instone L, Mee K, Palmer J, 'Tenant resources on sustainable living and everyday climate change adaptations', CURS, 15 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Palmer J, Instone L, Mee K, Williams M, Vaughan N, 'Climate change and the rental sector: Mapping the legislative and policy context: Analysis', CURS, 25 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
2012 Vaughan N, Williams M, Instone L, Mee K, Palmer J, 'Climate change and the rental sector: sustainability and the housing manager'', CURS, 15 (2012)
Co-authors Miriam Williams
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $594,879

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20122 grants / $207,519

Rental housing, climate change and adaptive capacity: a case study of Newcastle, NSW$195,519

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Lesley Instone, Doctor Kathleen Mee
Scheme Climate Change Adaptation Research Grants Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101036
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Placing companion animals in the city: towards the constructive co-habitation of humans and dogs in cities and towns$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Lesley Instone
Scheme Strategic Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401100
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $10,000

Strategic support to enhance collaborations and grants performances$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Pauline McGuirk, Associate Professor Jenny Cameron, Doctor Lesley Instone, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Meg Sherval, Doctor Sarah Wright
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000678
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $660

Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, 29/6/2008 - 3/7/2008$660

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Lesley Instone
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189332
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20073 grants / $216,700

Enabling inter-agency data sharing to support the spatial analysis of social vulnerability in a transforming region$155,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Pauline McGuirk, Professor Phillip O'Neill, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Robert King, Doctor Lesley Instone
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187218
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Enabling inter-agency data sharing to support the spatial analysis of social vulnerability in a transforming region$60,000

Funding body: Regional Coordination Management Group

Funding body Regional Coordination Management Group
Project Team Professor Pauline McGuirk, Professor Phillip O'Neill, Doctor Kathleen Mee, Doctor Robert King, Doctor Lesley Instone
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188090
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Nature Matters: Materiality and the more than human in cultural delta studies of the environment, Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Canada, 25/10/2007 - 28/10/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Lesley Instone
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188037
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $60,000

Industry e-learing examplar project for National Park tour guide training $50,000

Funding body: Australian Flexible Learning Framework

Funding body Australian Flexible Learning Framework
Project Team
Scheme Education Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Development of online educational package in fire ecology and management in Northern Australia$10,000

Funding body: Tropical Savannas CRC

Funding body Tropical Savannas CRC
Project Team
Scheme Environmental Education Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20041 grants / $100,000

Improving cross cultural communication for natural and cultural resource managers$100,000

Funding body: Tropical Savannas CRC

Funding body Tropical Savannas CRC
Project Team
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current10

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Exploring Everyday Mobilities in Australian Urban Contexts
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013 The Sum of its Parts? Assemblage, Affect, and the Everyday Co-fabrication of the 'Urban Forest'
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2013 Dominion Over all the Earth: Visualising the Tensions of Science and Sustainability in Contemporary Art Practice
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013 The Politics of Sustainable Development in Laos PDR: Imagining a Different Future
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2012 Refugees in Newcastle. Who cares?
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2011 Frictions of Management: Engaging and Performing 'Nature' in Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2007 Environmental values and biodiversity conservation in NSW: an evaluation of conservation values expresed in the Threatened Species Conservation Amendment (Bio-Banking) Bill 2006
Enviro Studies Not Elswr Class, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2007 Environmental values and biodiversity conservation in NSW
Human Geography, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2000 Governance for sustainable regional development
Human Geography, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2000 Governance for sustainable regional development
Human Geography, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 Post-human Geographies of the Southern Ocean
Human Geography, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Lesley Instone

Position

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Geography and Environmental Studies

Contact Details

Email lesley.instone@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6637
Fax (02) 4921 5877

Office

Room SRR208
Building Social Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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