Doctor Theresa Ashford

Theresa Ashford




School of Law and Society



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Sunshine Coast


Dr Theresa Ashford is a Lecturer in Geography and Sustainability at UniSC whose passion is exploring human-nature relations through a geo-ethical lens. Her undergraduate and post graduate education is in Geography and spans science, human and cultural geography domains. She has worked in the regional planning field in Canada and her Masters research explored the use and role of public spaces in the support and construction of homeless punk youth identities in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr Ashford’s current research is focussed on exploring the configurations of environmental integrity as a human-nature performance; rethinking the neighbourhood; habitat protection and conservation (Koala); decarbonisation; and teaching climate change.

Dr Ashford is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and is keenly interested in ethical and socially just pedagogies, nurturing future-oriented thinking, and the social change required to live in the Anthropocene.