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Associate Professor, Leader Communities, Livelihoods and Natural Resources Research Group and HDR Coordinator – Environment, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods College of Engineering, IT and Environment, Charles Darwin University.
SUMMARY OF EXPERTISE
I am a social scientist with a PhD in anthropology and more than two decades of experience in research and development projects in natural resource management across the Asia-Pacific region. For the last 15 years I have worked in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University (CDU). My PhD research focussed on Indonesian Fishing in Australian waters and I previously worked in the Pacific Islands at the South Pacific Regional Environment Program.
I lead a multidisciplinary group of scientists and postgraduate scholars working on natural resource management, livelihood and food security projects in northern Australia and Southeast and mainland Asia. Our research aims to produce knowledge to enhance the livelihoods and wellbeing of Indigenous and local communities, while maintaining resource sustainability in Northern Australia and the Asia Pacific region, in particular, Indonesia and Timor Leste.
Current and recent research projects and consultancies have included: Supporting development of Indigenous Fishing Enterprises in the Northern Territory; Small-scale fisheries in Indonesia: benefits to households, the roles of women, and opportunities for improving livelihoods (ACIAR); Social Impacts of Small Scale Artisanal Mining (DFAT); Social Impact Study of the Bradshaw Field Training Area (Department of Defence); Improving coastal livelihoods and fisheries management in the cross -border regions of the Arafura-Timor Seas region (CDU); and knowledge exchange as a tool for transboundary and coastal management of the Arafura and Timor Seas (GEF/UNDP) and Indigenous perceptions of climate change and aquaculture enterprise development (NCCARF).
I also teach a Masters of Environmental Management unit on “Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods’ focused on practical skills for enabling livelihood diversification in different Indigenous and developing country contexts.
I have supervised more than 20 postgraduate students and have 40 peer reviewed publications including a new co-authored book (2018) on Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries and a special journal issue on Understanding Coastal Livelihoods in the Arafura and Timor Seas: Impacts and Opportunities of Contemporary Approaches to Development, Conservation and Resource Governance published in Marine Policy.
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERTISE
- Sustainable livelihoods and diversification for rural people.
- Gender, food security, traditional food systems and rural livelihoods
- Indigenous livelihoods, natural resource management and ecological knowledge
- Small-scale fisheries, aquaculture, marine conservation and food security
- Applied anthropology, social impact assessment, socio-economic surveys and participatory action research
2000 Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology), Northern Territory University
1992 Graduate Diploma of Museum Curatorship (Distinction), James Cook University.
1989 Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne.
CURRENT HDR SUPERVISION/PROJECTS:
- Clement Bresson (PhD) Co-supervisor, Designing appropriate business models and implementations strategies to support development of remote Indigenous seafood enterprises, Australian National University with S. Kerins (CAEPR)
- Jenny House (PhD) Principal Supervisor, Gender and Fisheries in Timor Leste, with D. Kleiber, NOAA, and D. Steenbergen (UoW)
- Jane Munday (PhD) Co-Supervisor. Objective truths or subjective realities? – Social and cultural impact assessment of development in Northern Australia, with R. Gerritson, Northern Institute/CDU, and B. Austin.
- Beau Cubillo (PhD) Co- supervisor. Indigenous knowledges and nutritional health and wellbeing benefits and values of seafood Monash University with J Brimblecombe.
- Emily Gibson (PhD) Principal Supervisor, Gendered dimensions and vulnerability of coastal small-scale fishing livelihood strategies in Indonesia. Co-supervisor Terry Sunderland (CIFOR/UBC) and Dedi Adhuri, LIPI, Indonesia.
- Kimberley Hunnam (PhD) Principal Supervisor. Ecological, social and food-security dimensions of Timor-Leste’s sardine fishery. Co–supervisors Fulton (ANU) and Mills (WFC/JCU).
- Gianna Bonis-Profumo (PhD) Principal Supervisor. Women’s empowerment in agriculture, animal source food production and child dietary diversity in rural Timor-Leste. Co-supervisors Dr J Brimblecombe (Monash University)
- Benjamin Brown (PhD) Principal Supervisor. Rehabilitation capital in Indonesia: evaluating opportunity for mangrove reforestation in critically degraded landscapes Co-supervisors: Hutley (CDU).
An investigation of Indigenous knowledges and nutritional health and wellbeing benefits and values of seafood for supporting Indigenous fisheries development
Stacey, N. & Brimblecombe, J.
20/05/20 → 30/05/22
30/07/19 → 20/09/23
Assessing land use changes and livelihood outcomes of rural people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region, BangladeshAhammad, R., Stacey, N. & Terry, S., 8 Oct 2020, In : Land Degradation and Development.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Dietary diversity and fish consumption of mothers and their children in fisher households in Komodo District, eastern IndonesiaGibson, E. C., Stacey, N., Sunderland, T. C. H. & Adhuri, D., 1 Apr 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 4, p. 1-22 22 p., e0230777.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile43 Downloads (Pure)
Maternal diets matter for children’s dietary quality - seasonal dietary diversity and animal-source foods consumption in rural Timor-Leste: Seasonal dietary diversity and animal-source foods consumption in rural Timor-LesteBonis-Profumo, G., Stacey, N. & Brimblecombe, J., 5 Aug 2020, In : Maternal and Child Nutrition. p. 1-15 15 p., e13071.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
Stacey, N., Voyer, M. & Weeratunge, N., 2020, Washington, DC. 74 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen Access4 Downloads (Pure)
Enhancing coastal livelihoods in Indonesia: an evaluation of recent initiatives on gender, women and sustainable livelihoods in small-scale fisheriesStacey, N., Gibson, E. C., Loneragan, N., Warren, C., Adhuri, D., Wirwayan, B. & Fitriana, R., Dec 2019, In : Maritime Studies. 18, 3, p. 359-371 13 p., 142.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access