PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia
Linda Wilson is a PhD candidate in the Geography department at the University of Western Australia. Previously she gained a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management (1st class Hons) and Master of Business Administration at UWA. She has spent 20 years working in a variety of industries on sustainability issues and her current research critically examines the societal causes of contemporary land management challenges. Her PhD research examines resource insecurity issues of commercial beekeepers operating on public lands in Western Australia. Her previous experience includes working with farmers to implement Landcare in the Great Southern region of WA and working with indigenous communities developing eco-forestry projects in the South Pacific (Vanuatu). For 5 years she worked at Australian Wildlife Conservancy where she was part of the leadership team establishing a growth trajectory for the country's largest not-for-profit land manager dedicated to protecting Australia's threatened wildlife through effective science-based land management. She then spent 5 years providing finance and logistical support for engineering teams to design and deliver hybrid renewable energy technologies (including wave, solar and battery) in remote areas. She currently resides on Whadjuk boodjar with her husband and two children.
Key research Interests: natural resource governance, natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods, stewardship, local ecological knowledge, political ecology, environmental history, systems thinking