Stewart Lockie

Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie began his research career investigating the evolution and impacts of environmental policy in agriculture. This has since been extended to studies of biodiversity conservation, environmental standards, markets in ecosystem services, food security, coastal management, resource development, management of natural and industrial hazards etc.

Stewart Lockie’s work is multidisciplinary, high impact and focused on critical issues associated with global social and environmental change.

Professor Lockie is involved in numerous leadership activities both within and external to James Cook University. He is immediate past President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Environment and Society and a member of the International Council for Science’s Committee for Scientific Planning and Review. He is also Foundation Editor of the journal Environmental Sociology and Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Sociology of Development and Ecosystem Health and Sustainability.

In 2012, Lockie was elected to fellowship of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Stewart Lockie’s Research Interests include:

  • Environmental policy
  • Natural resource management
  • Food security
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Natural and industrial hazards
  • Sustainable development
  • Climate governance
  • Social impact assessment