Dr Keri Chiveralls Psychology and Public Health / School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Email: k.chiveralls@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (08) 8378 4546 - Ext: 54546

Office Location

About Me

Keri is Discipline Leader on the Permaculture Design and Sustainability Program at CQUniversity.

Keri is a cultural anthropologist with an interest in environmental anthropology, social movement studies and theories of social change.

After returning from participation in the Dialogue Days for the drafting of the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, Keri joined Transition Adelaide Hills, and became a passionate advocate for transitions towards sustainability and beyond.

She is relishing the challenge of applying her background in cultural anthropology and 'sustainability' to the task of developing and coordinating one of the world's first tertiary level permaculture programs.

Prior to joining CQUniversity Keri completed a Research Fellowship at the University of South Australia, where she was engaged on a number of different projects looking at social and cultural aspects associated with sustainability in construction, including conducting fieldwork in the permaculture/natural building movement in South Australia. She also lectured in and/or coordinated courses in areas such as 'Social and Community Planning' and 'Sustainable Development: A Global Perspective'.

Prior to this she was based at the Australian Institute for Social Research, where she worked on a wide variety of contract research projects.

She received her doctorate in Anthropology/Social Inquiry at the University of Adelaide in 2008.

Since then she has published numerous research outputs including books, book chapters, journal articles and presentations at national and international conferences.

Professional Experience

Editorial Board Member - Permaculture Research Journal

Council Member - International Permaculture Conference Council

Permaculture Teacher Training - Permaculture College Australia

Green Educator Course - Green School Bali

Permaculture Design Certificate - The Food Forest


Professional Memberships

Permaculture Australia

Permaculture Association of South Australia

Earth Building Association of Australia

Earthships Australia   

Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS)     

China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development

Zero Waste SA Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour

Anthropological Society of South Australia (ASSA) 

Australian Anthropological Society (AAS)                



Book Chapters
Chiveralls K. 2017 ‘Reclaiming the Past to Mould the Future: Waste as Metaphor in Earthship Construction’ in Crocker, R. and K. Chiveralls (eds) 2015 Subverting Consumerism: Reuse in an Accelerated World. London: Routledge (Under Review).

Wilson, L., Spoehr, J. and K. Chiveralls 2013 ‘Community Well-Being in South Australia’ in J. Spoehr (ed.) The State of South Australia: Turbulent Times. Kent Town: Wakefield Press.

Wilson, L and K. Chiveralls 2011 ‘Social Inclusion, Climate Change and Sustainable Communities’ in Daniels, C. (ed.) 2011 Creating Sustainable Communities in a Changing World. Adelaide: Crawford House Publishing.

Chiveralls, K. 2006 ‘The Weakest Link?: A critical inquiry into social capital in Australian regional development initiatives’ in R. Edwards, J. Franklin and J. Holland (eds) Assessing Social Capital: Concepts Policy and Practice. London: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Wilson, L. and K. Chiveralls 2005 ‘Community Services’ in J. Spoehr (ed.) The State of South Australia: Issues and Trends. Kent Town: Wakefield Press.
Special Features
Ward, J., Chiveralls, K., Fioramonti, L., Sutton, P. and R. Costanza 2017 'The Decoupling Delusion: Rethinking Growth and Sustainability', The Conversation, 13th March, https://theconversation.com/the-decoupling-delusion-rethinking-growth-and-sustainability-71996
Works Completed

Chief Investigator: ‘Constructing Sustainability? Permaculture, Natural Building Movements and the Reconfiguration of Relations of Production and Consumption’ 2012-2015.

Research Fellow on ARC Linkage Project entitled: ‘Reconsidering Sustainable Building and Design: A Cultural Change Approach’ 2011-2014.

Chief Investigator on Zero Waste Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour Project entitled, ‘Enabling Sustainable Lifestyles: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Different Community Engagement Strategies’ 2013.

Barbara Hardy Institute ARC Fellowships and Awards Assistance Funding for Discovery Early Career Research Award (DE14) application entitled ‘When Worlds Collide: Political Ritual and the Reimagining of Global Systems’.

Barbara Hardy Institute ARC Fellowships and Awards Assistance Funding for ARC Linkage Project (LP13) application entitled ‘A New Model for Cemetery Planning’.

Early Career Researcher New Appointee Funding for research project entitled ‘Political Ritual and the Reimagining of the Economic System: Reversal, Resistance, Reformation and Restoration at Rio +20’ 2012.

Pilot research project on Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs in the Construction Industry for an ARC Linkage Project at the School of Natural and Built Environments at the University of South Australia 2011.

Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) project on Sustainable Mining Communities with the Australian Institute for Social Research 2011.

Psychosocial Implications of ICT in the Workplace: development of a SWATI (Stress Work and Technology Index) with Safework SA and the Australian Institute for Social Research 2011.

Social Impact Assessment Tool Development for Climate Change and the Lower Lakes 13 Councils Project at the Australian Institute for Social Research (AISR) 2011.

Return to Work Co-ordinator Case Study Project: Return to Work Fund Project with WorkCover and the AISR 2011.

Social Capital, Social Inclusion and Industrial Development in the City of Playford: ARC Project with the University of Adelaide and the City of Playford Council 2005.

On-line Learning in Higher Education: LTDU Project at the University of Adelaide 2004.

Theses

'Exploring the Missing Links: A Critical Inquiry into the Role of Social Capital in Australian Regional Development' University of Adelaide

https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/52443

Published in: 2008
Invited Papers/Speaker

Chiveralls, K. 2016 ‘Edible Adelaide: The Future of Urban Food Growing’, The Jade, Flinders Street Adelaide, 23rd November.

Chiveralls, K. 2016 ‘Polyfaces Plenary Panel’, Transition Film Festival, Mercury Cinema, Adelaide, 21st May.

Chiveralls, K. 2015 'Plenary on Action Towards Transition', Students of Sustainability Conference, Kaurna Land, Flinders University, Adelaide 12th July.

Viney, W., Chiveralls, K. and Freney, M. 2014 ‘Working Through Waste Plenary Discussion’, Waste: Interdisciplinary Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 9-10th December.


Chiveralls, K. 2012 'Post-Rio +20: The Future You Want?' Post-Rio+20 Sustainability Forum, Ormond College University of Melbourne, 1st October.

Chiveralls, K. 2012 ‘Political Ritual and the Reimagining of Global Systems: Reversal, Resistance, Reformation and Restoration at Rio +20’, Plenary at the Conference on Anthropology and Sustainability in Asia, Bangkok Thailand, 15-17th December.

Refereed Conferences

Chiveralls, K. 2016 ‘Permaculture in Higher Education’, 13th Australian Permaculture Convergence, Swanleigh, Perth, 3-6th October.

Chiveralls, K.; Vlaholias-West, E., Benveniste, T. and D. Dawson 2016 ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights: Permeating Adelaide’s Southern Parklands’, 13th Australian Permaculture Convergence, Swanleigh, Perth, 3-6th October.

Chiveralls, K. 2016 ‘Permaculture Education’, South Australian Science Teachers Association Conference and Expo, Brighton High School, Adelaide, 18-19th April.

Chiveralls, K. 2015 ‘Anthropology, Permaculture and Earthship Ironbank’, International Permaculture Conference, The Light Euston, London, 8-9th September.

Brookman, G. and K. Chiveralls 2015 ‘Permaculture’s Place in Higher Education: A Global Initiative’, International Permaculture Conference, The Light Euston, London, 8-9th September.

Brookman, G. and K. Chiveralls 2015 ‘Workshop on Permaculture in Higher Education’, International Permaculture Convergence, Gilwell Park, London, 10-16th September.

Chiveralls, K. and M. Freney 2015 ‘Spill-Over Effects for a Ship Shape Society: Earthship Ironbank as Cultural Catalyst?’ Unmaking Waste Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide, May 22nd-24th.

Udawatta, N., Zuo, J., Chiveralls, K. and G. Zillante 2015 ‘Waste Management Practices in Construction Projects: Perceptions of Project Managers’, Unmaking Waste Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide, May 22nd-24th.

Chiveralls, K. Crocker, R. and C. Thornton 2015 "Ripe Near Me": Collaborative Technologies and Their Potential for Transforming the Dynamics of Production and Consumption’, Eleventh International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Sustainability Dividends - Developmental Fault Lines, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21-23 January 2015.

Chiveralls, K. and L. Wilson, 2014 ‘Death Dilemmas: ‘Sustainable’ Funerary Practices and Cultural Traditions in Adelaide, South Australia’, International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability. The University of Split, Split, Croatia, 22 – 24th January.

Udawatta, N., Zuo, J., Chiveralls, K. & Zillante, G. 2014 ‘Investigating current construction waste management practices in South Australia: a preliminary study’, in YG Sandanayake, NG Fernando & GI Karunasena (eds.), Refereed Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium 2014: Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward, Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 20 – 22 June 2014. 316- 329.

Chiveralls, K. 2013 ‘Constructing ‘Sustainability’: Economies of Waste and Material Flows in the Building Industry in Adelaide, South Australia’. The Australian Anthropological Society Conference: The Human in the World, the World in the Human’. Australian National University, Canberra, 6 – 8th November.

Chiveralls, K., Palmer, J., Pullen, S., Zillante, G. Wilson L., and J. Zuo 2013 ‘Stakeholder Perspectives on Waste in Construction: Global Change, Contextual Issues and Industry Culture’. AUBEA Conference: Managing Construction in a Global Market. Auckland New Zealand, 20-22nd November.

Pullen, S., Palmer, J., Chiveralls, K., Zillante, G., Zuo J. and Wilson, L. 2013 ‘Exploring Factors Leading to the Holistic Reduction of Waste in Construction’. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 13th – 16th November.

Palmer, J., Wilson, L., Chiveralls, K., Zou, J., Pullen, S., and G. Zillante 2013 ‘Industry Constructions of Waste in Building Life-Cycles: Zero waste and beyond?’ 6th State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney, Australia, 26-29th November.

Udawatta, N. Zuo, J. Chiveralls, K. and G. Zillante 2013 ‘Integrating the Dancers with the Dance’: Acknowledging the Notion of Construction Project Culture - A Literature Review’, AUBEA Conference: Managing Construction in a Global Market. Auckland New Zealand, 20-22nd November.

Wilson, L. and K. Chiveralls 2013 ‘Tradition and Change in Contemporary Burial Practices: Cemeteries and Sustainability’, The Australian Sociological Association Conference: Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations
50 years of Australian Sociology. Monash University Caulfield Campus, 25 – 28th November 2013.

Chiveralls, K. 2012 ‘Political Ritual and the Reimagining of Global Systems: Reversal, Resistance, Reformation and Restoration at Rio +20’, Conference on Anthropology and Sustainability in Asia, Bangkok Thailand, 15-17th December.

Pullen S, Chiveralls K, Zillante G, Palmer J, L Wilson and Zuo J. 2012 ‘Minimising the Impact of Resource Consumption in the Design and Construction of Buildings’. Proceedings of the 46thAnnual Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). Griffith University, Queensland. 14th – 16th November.

Chiveralls, K., Zillante, G., Zuo, J., Wilson, L., and S. Pullen 2011 ‘Constructing Corporate Social Responsibility: Encouraging CSR through Legislation and Regulation’, COBRA RICS Conference. Manchester, UK, 12th – 13th September.

Chiveralls, K., Wilson, L., Zuo, J., Zillante, G., and S. Pullen 2011 ‘Implications of Industry Structure and Fragmentation for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Australian Construction Industry: Report on a Preliminary Study’, International Conference on Social Science. Shanghai, China, 17th – 20th August.

Chiveralls, K. 2007 ‘The Limits to Social Capital: Social Capital in the City of Playford’, Australian Anthropological Society Conference: Transforming Economies, Changing States. Australian National University, Canberra, 31st October - 2nd November 2007.

Chiveralls, K. 2006 ‘Anthropology, Audit Culture and Social Capital: Social Science but Not As We Know it’, Australian Anthropological Society Conference - Beyond Art and Science: Anthropology and the Unification of Knowledge. James Cook University, Cairns, 26th- 29th September.

Chiveralls, K. 2005 ‘The Weakest Link?: A Critical Inquiry into Social Capital in Australian Regional Development’, Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group: Whither Social Capital? Past, Present and Future. London South Bank University, 6-7th of April.

Chiveralls, K. 2004 ‘Exploring the Missing Links: A Critical Inquiry into the Role of Social Capital Theory in Local Development Initiatives’, Australian Anthropological Society Conference - Moving Anthropology: Motion, Emotion and Knowledge, Melbourne University, 28th September – 1st October.

Wilson, L. And K. Chiveralls 2004 ‘Labor and Social Capital: Disengaging from Social Justice?’ Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Adelaide, 29th September – 1st October.
Available from: URL: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/apsa/papers/

Refereed Articles

Verdonk, S., Chiveralls, K. and D. Dawson 2017 'Getting Wasted at Womadelaide: The Effects of Signage on Waste Disposal', Sustainability, 9(3): 344 http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/3/344

Udawatta, N. Zuo, J., Chiveralls, K. and G. Zillante 2015 ‘Improving Waste Management in Construction Projects: An Australian study’, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, (Accepted).

Udawatta, N. Zuo, J., Chiveralls, K. and G. Zillante 2015 ‘Attitudinal and Behavioural Approaches to Improving Waste Management in Construction Projects: Benefits and Limitations’, The International Journal of Construction Management, (Accepted).

Palmer, J., Chiveralls, K., Pullen, S., Zuo, J., Wilson, L. and G. Zillante 2013 ‘Transdisciplinary Charrettes: A Research Method for Sustainable Design’, Journal of Architectonic, Spatial and Environmental Design, 7(1): 95-106.

Chiveralls, K., Zuo, J., Wilson, L., Zillante, G., and S. Pullen 2012 ‘Constructing Corporate Social Responsibility: Pathways to Sustainable Construction?’ The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 3(4): 1-18.

Wilson, L., Zuo, J., Zillante, G., Stephen, S., Burger, A. and K. Chiveralls 2011 ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in the Australian Construction Industry’, The International Journal of Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7(4): 109-120.

Blackman, I. and K. Chiveralls 2011 'Factors Influencing Workplace Supervisor Readiness to Engage in Workplace-Based Vocational Rehabilitation', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 21(4): 537-546.
[E-pub ahead of print]: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21365302

Chiveralls, K. 2003 'Re-embodiment and Rehabilitation'. The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 9 (2): 73-81.

STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Anthropology - Social and Cultural Anthropology
Sociology - Environmental Sociology
Anthropology - Anthropology of Development
STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Sociology - Environmental Sociology
Anthropology - Anthropology of Development
Anthropology - Social and Cultural Anthropology
Journal article

Verdonk, S., Chiveralls, K., & Dawson, D. (2017). Getting wasted at WOMADelaide: The effect of signage on waste disposal. Sustainability, 9(3), 1-17. doi:10.3390/su9030344

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