Senior Lecturer, School of Environment, Faculty of Sciences, The University of Auckland, Tāmaki Makarau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
Dr Meg Parsons
I am a social scientist with expertise in environmental management and climate change adaptation, particularly regarding Indigenous peoples and rural women in the Oceania and Australasia regions. I have a strong interest in the social and cultural dimensions of climate change adaptation, Indigenous and local knowledge, climate justice and gender justice, intersectional and decolonial approaches to environmental management, and Indigenous historical geographies.
As a historical geographer of Indigenous Māori and non-Indigenous descent, my research and teaching is trans-disciplinary and collaborative in scope and nature and crosses the boundaries between human geography, historical studies, environmental management, and Indigenous studies.
I am a Contributing Author for the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report for Working Group II (Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation). In addition, I am an Associate Editor for the journal Climate Risk Management and on the Editorial Board for the journal Landscape Research.
I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in courses within the Human Geography and Environmental Management programs at the University of Auckland. I am also available to supervise higher degree students (Honour's, Master's, MPhil, and PhD) on climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation, environmental justice, and Indigenous environmental management.