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Dr Aysha Fleming

Senior Research Scientist


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Dr Aysha Fleming is an environmental social scientist (sociologist) based in Hobart, Tasmania. Dr Fleming brings an academic background in adult education, social research in agriculture, communication of climate change and rural sociology. She is particularly interested in language and engaging rural communities with learning and change and in social transformations for sustainability. Her particular expertise is in climate adaptation and discourse analysis (language analysis), understanding values and cross sectoral analysis (agriculture, fisheries, forestry). She is currently working on projects to do with natural capital accounting, and climate services for agriculture (climate forecasting). She has previously worked on digital agriculture, social indicators in sustainability, and how we can increase the numbers of trees on farms for multiple benefits, as well as climate change adaptation in the wine industry and in marine supply chains.

Other Interests

Dr Aysha Fleming is also interested in food security, climate change perceptions and adaptations and social dimensions of agriculture and agricultural supply chains.

Current Roles

  • Member of the Centre for Marine Socio-ecology (CMS)
    Supervise students, contribute to research design and research agenda setting workshops.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    University of Tasmania

  • 2003

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    University of Tasmania

  • 2006

    Bachelor of Teaching
    University of Tasmania

Achievements and Awards

  • 2007-2010

    Australian Postgraduate Award
    University of Tasmania

  • 13 April 2017-9 June 2017

    Endeavour Executive Award
    Stockholm University

Other highlights

  • 29 July 2016-5 August 2016

    Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium Australian delegation leader, Indonesia

  • 24 May 2015-30 May 2015

    Future Earth Young Scientists Networking Conference, Lake Como, Italy

  • 22 May 2017-24 May 2017

    Invited discussant (peer reviewer of a panel of papers) to The emerging complexity of climate adaptation governance in a globalising world, Stockholm.

  • 13 August 2018-14 August 2018

    Invited to attend agenda setting workshop for the International Science Academies on Science and the SDGs, representing Australasia, Kuala Lumpur.

  • 21 February 2018-22 February 2018

    Presented 'Sustainable development goals and aquaculture in SE Australia’ to Australia Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation Symposium, Hobart.

  • 14 December 2017-15 December 2017

    Presented 'Social Change and Food Systems’ to Limits of life: Food, ecosystems and the Anthropocene Workshop, Hobart.


  • 2016-2018

    Healthcheck for Australian Fisheries, FRDC, Project leader Alistair Hobday.

  • 2017-2021

    Lifting farm gate profit through modular agroforestry, Research for profit, Department of Agriculture, Project leader Daniel Mendham.

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2017-2022

    Global Young Academy member and committee chair

  • 2014-2017

    Land and Water Early-Mid Career Committee

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