Knowledge for a sustainable world

Research Group:
Political Ecology, Culture and Arts

Research Group Lead

  • Valerie Nelson is a Professor of Sustainability and Political Ecology. She has an anthropological and rural environmental policy academic background and a PhD on the systemic constraints of responsible business and regenerative alternatives. She has 30+ years of experience in development and environment studies, with a particular focus on food, agriculture, social justice and the environment. She has current interests in relational and political ecology perspectives, and on specific topics such as alternative, diverse and post-growth economies, human-nature relations, social movements and action research, gender and environmental intersectionalities, and transformative change.