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Dr Meg Parsons

Lives & works in Tāmaki Makarau Auckland,

Aotearoa New Zealand

meg.parsons@auckland.ac.nz

Education

2009  PhD 

          University of Sydney

 

2005 Bachelor of Social Sciences (First Class Honours)

          University of Waikato

Experience

2013-present 

Senior Lecturer (Environmental Management)

The University of Auckland

                       

2012

Visiting Research Fellow

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

Griffith University

 

2010-2012 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Melbourne

2008-2009

Report Writer

Waitangi Tribunal

New Zealand Government

 

 

Grants & Awards

2020-22, Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge, Enabling Kaitiakitanga and Ecosystem Based Management, $638 900. (Co-Principal Investigator with Lara Taylor Manaaki Whenua Landcare)

 

2020-22, World University Network, (Re-)Negotiating Power to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change, $30 000 (Co-Principal Investigator, Meg Parsons; With Principal Investigator - Petra Tschakert, University of Western Australia)

2016-2021, Marsden Standard Grant, Royal Society of New Zealand, $615 000 – Rethinking freshwater in Aotearoa New Zealand (co-Principal Investigator)

2019, Faculty of Science Summer Scholarship, University of Auckland – Community perspectives on the Kauri dieback and management approaches (co-Principal Investigator with Dr Annie Bartos)

2014, Seed Grant, Transformations to Sustainability Programme, International Social Science Council, $47 350 – Network on Indigenous Transformations to Sustainability (Principal Investigator)

2014, Seed Grant, Transformations to Sustainability Programme, International Social Science Council, $47 350 – Resource Sovereignty Network (Associate Investigator)

2014, Faculty Research Development Fund, University of Auckland, $30 000 – Historical experiences of social and environmental change in Oceania (Principal Investigator)

2011-2012, Research Grant, Climate Change Adaptation Research Grant Program, NCCARF and Commonwealth Government of Australia, $350 000 (AUSD) – Learning from the past, adapting to the future: identifying successful adaptation in Indigenous communities (Principal Investigator)