Dr Tom Measham

Research Teams Leader

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 Tom Measham leads a team of economists and social scientists focused on how regional communities are affected by and engage with the social and economic challenges and opportunities which face them, including the development of mining and energy sectors. His previous research has focused on the way regional communities respond to environmental challenges in diverse rural and urban environments.

Current Roles

  • Associate Editor
    Society and Natural Resources: an international journal

  • Associate Editor
    Resources Policy

  • Senior Fellow
    Earth System Governance Project

  • Conference Chair
    Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2015

Academic Qualifications

  • 2004

    PhD, Australian National University

  • 1998

    MSc, James Cook University

  • 1994

    BA, University of Sydney

Professional Experiences

  • 2008-2015

    Senior Research Scentist, CSIRo Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra

  • 2004-2008

    Research Scientist, CSIR0 Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra

  • 2000-2003

    PhD student, Australian National University

  • 1998-2000

    Research Projects Officer, CSIRO Tropical Agriculture, Townsville

  • 1996-1998

    Tutor and Research Project Officer, James Cook University, Townsville
    James Cook University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2009-2009

    Innovative Solutions to Climate Change
    Eureka Award

  • 2008-2008

    Divisional Award for Partnerships
    CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems

  • 2000-2003

    Australian Post-Graduate Award
    Australian Research Council

Other highlights

  • 2017

    Invited Plenary: Energy Impacts Symposium, Columbus Ohio

  • 2017

    Co-Chair Panel discussion - International Symposium on Society and Resource Management in Umea, Sweden

  • 2016

    Expert reviewer: South African Shale Gas Assessment (Socio-economics)

  • 2015

    Invited Plenary: Australian Government • Chief Economist Resources and Energy Workshop, Canberra

  • 2014

    Invited Panelist: • National Farmers Federation National Congress, Canberra

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2010-2016

    Adjunct Associate Professor, ANU Fenner School

  • 2010-2011

    Professional Member, National Curriculum Reference Panel for Geography

  • 2012-2016

    Councilor, Institute of Australian Geographers

  • 2012-2016

    Senior Fellow, Earth System Governance Project



We have publications by Dr Tom Measham
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=Mq3giJIAAAAJ&hl=en Researcher ID: A-5210-2010 ORCID: 14056555800