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)

Contact Details

Email: s.rockloff@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4150 7042 - Ext: 57042

Office Location

Building 8

CQU Bundaberg

About Me

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).

Universities Studied At

Flinders University of South Australia

Murdoch University

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University

Murdoch University

University of Western Australia

Awards
15 year Service Award (CQU)
CQUniversity - high achievement in research in the area of Natural Resource Management, presented by the Vice Chancellor.

Academic Awards 

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

Merit Awards

Land and Water Australia Postgraduate Scholarship             1997

Zonta International Scholarship for Women in Science           1987

 

Previous teaching

SOCL19057 Environmental Sociology

SOCL11058 Science, Technology & Society

SOCL19070 Health & Medical Sociology  

SOCL19060 Human Ecology

SOCL11056 Australian Identity

SOCL11055 Self & Society

Professional Experience


April 2013 - June 2016, Social science research expert for Independent Science Panel of the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership (State Govt Initiative)

Feb 2013 - present, member on CQU Human Research Ethics Committee

Nov 2000 - Feb 2006, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Social Science Research (Institute for Health & Social Science Research), CQUniversity, Rockhampton.

Feb 2006 - present, Lecturer, School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, CQUniversity, Bundaberg.

Professional Memberships

International Association for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR)

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

Computer Software
QSR Nvivo
Consultancy Work

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)

Poster Papers/ Published Research Summaries
Rockloff, SF, McHenry, M. & Brown, P. Food Futures: Challenges for Australia's coastal zone, poster paper at 2012 National Coast to Coast Conference - Living on the Edge, Brisbane, Queensland, 17-21 September 2012.
Theses

Rockloff, S. F. (2003) Organising for Sustainable Natural Resourc Management: Representation, Leadership and Partnerships, PhD Thesis, Murdoch University - Perth, Western Australia.

Published in: 2003
Invited Papers/Speaker

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.

Published in: 2006
Reviews

Reviewer for three leading international environmental journals in my field - Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning and Local Environment.

Published in: 2012
Completed Supervisions

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)

Conference Presentations
Rockloff, S.F. & Hillman, W. (2011) ‘Commodification of nature: selling authenticity in ecotourism activities'. Presented to International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Sabah, Malaysia, 14-17 June 2011.
Published in: 2011
Rockloff, S. F., Lockie, S. & Helbers, D. (2005)Identifying social indicators for water resource management: Insights and issues for natural resource managers'. Presented to Riversymposium 2005, Brisbane, 6-9 September.
Published in: 2005

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.

Published in: 2004
Rockloff, S. F. & Lockie, S. (2004) ‘Strategies for Indigenous Participation in Coastal Resource Management: Redefining Knowledge, Power and Dependency Structures'. Presented to Coast to Coast 04, Hobart, 19-23 April.
Published in: 2004
Lockie, S. & Jennings, S. (2002) ‘Ecosystem Health/Community Health: Incorporating the Social in Natural Resource Management in Port Curtis'. Presented to The State of Port Curtis, Gladstone, 23-25 October.
Published in: 2002
Jennings, S. & Lockie, S. (2002) ‘Democratisation and Capacity Building in Coastal Zone Decision-Making in Australia: The Application of Stakeholder Analysis and Social Mapping'. Presented to Coastal Zone Asia Pacific, Bangkok, 12-16 May.
Published in: 2002
Jennings, S. & Lockie, S. (2002) ‘Application of Stakeholder Analysis and Social Mapping for Coastal Zone Management in Australia'. Presented to Littoral 2002, Porto, Portugal, 22-26 September.
Published in: 2002

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.

Published in: 2002
Lockie, S. & Jennings, S. (2002) ‘Community Attitudes Towards and Knowledge of Waterways in South East and Central Queensland: Application of Stakeholder Analysis for Community Participation'. Presented to Riversymposium, Fifth International River Management Symposium, Brisbane, 3-6 September.
Published in: 2002

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.

Published in: 2002

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Rockloff, S.F. & Hillman, W (2012) 'Coastal ecotourism activities commodify nature by selling authenticity', Presented to 2012 National Coast to Coast Conference - Living on the Edge, Brisbane, Queensland, 17-21 Sept 2012.
Research Interests

· Governance of coastal zone and marine resources in developing and developed nations

· Food security and agricultural land protection with climate change

· Environmental and social impact assessment in relation to coastal and marine development and management

· Assessing adaptability & resilience of coastal communities to climate change

· Social network analysis in natural resource management

· Conservation and biodiversity governance in coastal areas

· Managing coastal natural resource change after episodic events

· Flood disaster preparedness

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Environmental Science and Management - Natural Resource Management
• Social & environmental impact assessment• Coastal zone management• Environmental policy• Social resilience• Environmental governance• Stakeholder analysis and social profiling• Public participation in natural resource management• Developing & monitoring social indicators of natural resource change (water quality, water availability)
STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Sociology - Environmental Sociology
Sociology - Rural Sociology
Sociology - Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Sociology - Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Sociology - Sociology not elsewhere classified
Health and medical sociology
Sociology - Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Management
• Governance of coastal zone and marine resources in developing and developed nations • Food security and agricultural land protection with climate change • Environmental and social impact assessment in relation to coastal and marine development and management • Assessing adaptability & resilience of coastal communities to climate change • Social network analysis in natural resource management • Conservation and biodiversity governance in coastal areas • Managing coastal natural resource change after episodic events
STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Sociology - Environmental Sociology
Sociology - Rural Sociology
Sociology - Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Sociology - Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Sociology - Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Journal article

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Dataset

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.

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Conference paper

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Report

Lockie, S., & Jennings, S. (2003). Central Queensland healthy waterways survey. Indooroopilly, Qld.: CRC Coastal Zone Estuary and Waterway Management.

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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

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Book chapter

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.

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Higher Education
HE Term 3 - 2019
SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2019
SOCL19069 - Social Research Methods
Unit Coordinator
NURS11162 - Inclusive Practice for Nursing
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2019
SOCL19070 - Health and Medical Sociology
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL19065 - Rural Communities and Health
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11059 - Introducing Social Change
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SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2018
SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
NURS11162 - Inclusive Practice for Nursing
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2018
SOCL11059 - Introducing Social Change
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2017
SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2017
SOCL19069 - Social Research Methods
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11060 - Being Bad
Unit Profile Reviewer
NURS11162 - Inclusive Practice for Nursing
Lecturer
HE Term 1 - 2017
SOCL19070 - Health and Medical Sociology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL19065 - Rural Sociology for Health and Social Services
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11059 - Introducing Social Change
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2016
SOCL19069 - Social Research Methods
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2016
SOCL19070 - Health and Medical Sociology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL19065 - Rural Sociology for Health and Social Services
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11059 - Introducing Social Change
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2015
SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2015
SOCL19069 - Social Research Methods
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11062 - Social Research Foundations
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11060 - Being Bad
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11058 - Science Technology and Society
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2015
SOCL19070 - Health and Medical Sociology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL19065 - Rural Sociology for Health and Social Services
Unit Coordinator
SOCL19064 - Understanding Social Life
Exam Reviewer
SOCL11059 - Introducing Social Change
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11055 - Sociology of Australian Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2014
SOCL19081 - The Body Sexuality and Society
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SOCL19076 - Social Sciences Research Topic-Single Semester
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SOCL19071 - State, Ethnicity and Gender
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HE Term 2 - 2014
SOCL19081 - The Body Sexuality and Society
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SOCL11062 - Social Research Foundations
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SOCL11059 - Policy, Power and Politics
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SOCL11058 - Science Technology and Society
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11056 - Australian Identity
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SOCL19070 - Health and Medical Sociology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL19060 - Human Ecology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11059 - Policy, Power and Politics
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11055 - Self and Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2013
SOCL19057 - Environmental Sociology
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2013
SOCL19081 - The Body Sexuality and Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL19057 - Environmental Sociology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11059 - Policy, Power and Politics
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11058 - Science Technology and Society
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11056 - Australian Identity
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 1 - 2013
SOCL19072 - Criminality, Deviance and Social Control
Exam Reviewer
SOCL19070 - Health and Medical Sociology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL19060 - Human Ecology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL11055 - Self and Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 3 - 2012
SOCL19081 - The Body Sexuality and Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL19071 - State, Ethnicity and Gender
Unit Profile Reviewer
HE Term 2 - 2012
SOCL19081 - The Body Sexuality and Society
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL19076 - Social Sciences Research Topic-Single Semester
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL19062 - Policy Power and Politics
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL11058 - Science Technology and Society
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2012
SOCL19076 - Social Sciences Research Topic-Single Semester
Unit Profile Reviewer
SOCL19072 - Criminality, Deviance and Social Control
Exam Reviewer
SOCL19070 - Health and Medical Sociology
Unit Coordinator
SOCL19064 - Understanding Social Life
Exam Reviewer
SOCL19060 - Human Ecology
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 3 - 2011
SOCL11056 - Australian Society
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SOCL11055 - Introduction to Sociology
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HE Term 1 - 2011
SOCL19070 - Health and Medical Sociology
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SOCL19060 - Human Ecology
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