Professor Simon Batterbury

Visiting Researcher

Research Interests

Simon Batterbury, Visiting Professor in Sociology. I was the inaugural Chair in Political Ecology at LEC, 2017-19. My ongoing job is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia Interests are broad: how people sustain livelihoods and their identities in adverse environmental, political and social conditions. I'm most interested in environmental justice and struggles in New Caledonia-Kanaky, and international development issues led by social science investigations and the exciting interdisciplinary and multi-scalar field of political ecology, where Lancaster has particular strengths. At Lancaster I have a British Academy fellowship to study the social and environmental contributions of community bike workshops.