Dr Susan Rockloff Social Sciences / School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences
Lecturer - Sociology
PhD (Murdoch Univ), PostGrad Dip EIA (Murdoch Univ), BSc.(Hons)(Flinders University of SA) BSc (biological sciences)(Flinders University of SA)
Phone: (07) 4150 7042 - Ext: 57042
Dr Susan Rockloff is a lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Futures.
Susan specialises in Environmental Sociology and Social Impact Assessment. She has extensive experience in coastal zone management and environmental policy as well as stakeholder analysis, social profiling and indicator development. Susan's passion is in the governance of natural resources.
Susan is also a member of the CQU Human Research Ethics Committee.
Previously, Susan has was the social science expert member of the Independent Science Panel for the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership.
She has also been involved in the Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management and the Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology. She was involved in the Central Queensland Healthy Waterways Survey for the Port Curtis and Fitzroy regions.
Her research background is in natural resource management, coastal zone management, regional governance, social impact assessment, social and cultural indicators, social resilience and ecotourism.
Susan supervises doctoral-level students across a range of discipline areas (environmental science, sociology, health/nursing).
Susan holds a PhD in Environmental Science (Social Sciences)(Murdoch University), a PostGraduate Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment (Murdoch University), a B. Science (Biology)(Honours)(Flinders University of South Australia) and a B. Science (Flinders University of South Australia).
Flinders University of South Australia
Central Queensland University
University of Western Australia
Doctor of Philosophy Murdoch University, Western Australia (part-time) 2003 Topic: Organising for Sustainable Natural Resource Management: Representation, Leadership and Partnerships at Four Spatial Scales.
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment (Distinction/High Distinction) School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Western Australia (part-time) 1997
Bachelor of Science (Biological Science) (Honours) Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 1990
Bachelor of Science (Biological Science) Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 1989
Land and Water Australia Postgraduate Scholarship 1997
Zonta International Scholarship for Women in Science 1987
SOCL19057 Environmental Sociology
SOCL11058 Science, Technology & Society
SOCL19070 Health & Medical Sociology
SOCL19060 Human Ecology
SOCL11056 Australian Identity
SOCL11055 Self & Society
Feb 2006 - present, Lecturer, School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, CQUniversity, Bundaberg.
International Association for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR)
The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Senior Consultative Investigator (Nov 2003 – May 2004)
Great Barrier Reef Coastal Wetlands Protection Programme.
Consultancy with the Coastal Cooperative Research Centre.
Social Science Researcher (April 2013 - present)
Social and cultural indicator development
Independent Science Panel, Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership
Gladstone Harbour Report Card (2014, 2015)
Rockloff, S. F. (2003) Organising for Sustainable Natural Resourc Management: Representation, Leadership and Partnerships, PhD Thesis, Murdoch University - Perth, Western Australia.
Rockloff, S. F& Moore, S. A. (2006) ‘Assessing representation at different scales of decision-making: Rethinking local is better', Policy Sciences Journal, vol 34(4), pp. 649-670.
Reviewer for three leading international environmental journals in my field - Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning and Local Environment.
Karen F. Lawrence (2012) Power, democracy and decision-making in coastal development: a case study from Central Queensland, Australia (Assoc supervisor)
Chloe Paterson de Heer (2014) Changing ecologies, shifting identities: the role of landscape and experience in shaping environmental values (Assoc supervisor)
Lockie, S. & Rockloff, S. F. (2004) ‘Use of stakeholder analysis and social mapping as participatory tools for facilitating participation and managing conflict in the coastal zone of Central Queensland'. Presented to Coast to Coast 04, Hobart, 19-23 April.
Lockie, S. & Jennings, S. (2002) ‘Community attitudes towards and knowledge of waterways in South East and Central Queensland'. Presented to World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association Research Committee on Environment and Society, Brisbane, 7-13 July.
Lockie, S., Jennings, S. & Higgins, V. (2002) ‘Environmental governance, science and community: Eco-social hybrids and Australian coastal zone management'. Presented to World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association Research Committee on Environment and Society, Brisbane, 7-13 July.
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Paterson de Heer, C., Campbell, M. L., Rockloff, S., & Black, A. (2017). Unforeseen consequences of extractivism: The influence of employment modes and place setting on environmental preferences and values in coastal Australia. The Extractive Industries and Society, 4(4), 875-884. doi:10.1016/j.exis.2017.09.004
Madsen, W., O'Mullan, C., Rockloff, M., Rockloff, S., & Hopkinson, S. (2012). Learning from the floods : lessons for understanding community resilience in the town of Theodore. Australasian journal of university-community engagement., 7(2), 70-85. Retrieved from http://www.engagementaustralia.org.au/ajuce_journal.html
Lockie, S., Rockloff, S., Helbers, D., Gorospe-Lockie, M., & Lawrence, K. (2009). Assessing the social impacts of extensive resource use activities. Journal of environmental planning and management., 52(4), 437-455.
Rockloff, S., & Moore, S. (2006). Assessing representation at different scales of decision-making : rethinking local is better. Policy studies journal., 34(4), 649-670. doi:10.1111/j.1541-0072.2006.00196.x
Rockloff, S., & Lockie, S. (2006). Democratization of coastal zone decision-making for Indigenous Australians : insights from stakeholder analysis. Coastal management., 34(3), 251-266. doi:10.1080/08920750600686653
Moore, S., & Rockloff, S. (2006). Organizing regionally for natural resource management in Australia : reflections on agency and government. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning., 8(3), 259-277. doi:10.1080/15239080600915600
Rockloff, S., & Lockie, S. (2004). Participatory tools for coastal zone management : use of stakeholder analysis and social mapping in Australia. Journal of coastal conservation., 10, 81-92.
Madsen, W., Toft, Y., O'Mullan, C., Rockloff, M., Hopkinson, S., Bricknell, L., . . . Rockloff, S. (2012). Showing and growing community resilience in Theodore : community based participatory research project into community resilience in the wake of the 2010/11 floods project. [Dataset]. Rockhampton, Qld: Central Queensland University.
Rockloff, S., & Hillman, W. (2011). Public perceptions of ecotourism activities and their ‘authenticity’ in regional Australia. In Local Lives / Global Networks : the annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011 (TASA 2011), 28 November-1 December 2011, University of Newcastle (pp. 1-14). Newcastle, NSW: Australian Sociological Association.
Jennings, S., & Lockie, S. (2002). Application of stakeholder analysis and social mapping for coastal zone management in Australia. In Littoral 2002 : 6th international symposium : proceedings : a multi-disciplinary symposium on coastal zone research, management and planning, Porto, Portugal, 22-26 September, 2002. (pp. 1-11). Porto: Associacao Eurocoast Portugal.
Jennings, S., & Lockie, S. (2002). Democratisation and capacity building in coastal zone decision-making in Australia : the application of stakeholder analysis and social mapping. In Coastal Zone Asia Pacific Conference (CZAP 2002) : "Improving the State of the Coastal Areas" : proceedings, May 11-17, 2002 , Bangkok, Thailand. (pp. 1-5). Gloucester Point, Virginia, USA: Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Retrieved from http://cdc.fish.ku.ac.th/czap_website/abstracts/lockie.pdf
Lockie, S., & Jennings, S. (2003). The social impacts of natural resource use and condition : the invisible dimension of coastal resource management. In Social dimensions of the triple bottom line in rural Australia (pp. 131-143). Canberra, Australia: Bureau of Rural Sciences.
Lockie, S., & Jennings, S. (2003). Central Queensland healthy waterways survey. Indooroopilly, Qld.: CRC Coastal Zone Estuary and Waterway Management.
Rockloff, S., Helbers, D., Lockie, S., Moss, A., Sheltinga, D., & Cox, M. (2006). Integrated indicator framework for monitoring and reporting on biophysical health and social wellbeing in the coastal zone. Indooroopilly, Qld.: Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management. Retrieved from http://www.ozcoasts.gov.au/pdf/crc/82_integrated_indicators_screen.pdf
Lockie, S., & Rockloff, S. (2005). Stakeholder analysis of coastal zone and waterway stakeholders in the Port Curtis and Fitzroy Catchments of central Queensland. In B. N. Bell, P. Verwey, & J. Tilden (Eds.), Fitzroy in focus : coastal science for the Fitzroy region (pp. 102-106). Indooroopilly, Qld.: Coastal CRC.