Dr Tom Measham

Research Teams Leader

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 Tom Measham has a background in human geography and researches the global sustainability challenges faced by rural and regional communities. He works with local and regional groups as well as other researchers including sociologists, economists and ecologists to understand these issues empirically. In addressing these issues, his work applies collaborative approaches involving dialogue, social learning and scenario development to help communities not only understand the challenges they face but also what can be done about them.

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

  • 2010-2016

    Team Leader, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra

  • 2008-2010

    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

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

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