Stuart Pearson

Associate Professor - Geography
School Physical, Env & Math Sc
Contact details:
+61 2 6268 8305
+61 2 6268 8017

Room 334 PEMS North (Bldg 22) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

Assoc. Prof. Stuart Pearson is an active contributor to the discipline of Geography and works in the diverse fields of environmental management research and teaching at the University of New South Wales.  He has a range of research and communication management experiences in leading agencies and has demonstrated expertise at preparing knowledge for adoption through good design. He is committed to having an impact on natural resources through enabling management to bring appropriate science to work.

Stuart worked with the Communications Manager of Land & Water Australia in a team that implemented leading concepts such as Knowledge and Adoption to improve both the use of existing research and the procurement of new research.  He managed the diversity of proejcts and people in the Innovation research program of Land & Water Australia and was influential in using triple bottom line narratives and return on investment to 'learn to do better' in the field of rural resesearch and development.

Stuart is currently conducting research in arid areas, coastal and ocean management, research evaluation, water quality, dendrochronology and stick-nest rat middens. He is assisted by research higher degree students and colleagues in business, government and education.

He is a deputy director and program lead in the Sino Australian Research Centre for Coastal Management (SARCCM) and former program leader in the World Harbour Project of SIMS.  He works with visiting fellows and supervises a number of higher degree students including many in the SARCCM Research Program 2: Coastal and Marine Natural Resource Management, People, Policy, Practice.

In summary, Stuart works in Geography where he; frames action to get great research outputs that match needs, delivers an improved supply of communication outputs to the right audience, manages synthesis with inclusive approaches and credible publications; and provides the follow-through people expect - right to the point of impact.