Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Sarina Kilham

Dr Sarina Kilham

BASocSci and IntStudies (UTS 2000), MSustAgric (Sydney 2005), PhDSustFutures (UTS 2017)

Dr Sarina Kilham is a rural sociologist specialising in transdisciplinary research, focusing on the intersection of sustainable rural livelihoods, autonomy of peasants and the ways in which people adapt, integrate or resist government led development programs.

Dr Kilham’s academic and industry research experience has spanned sustainable access to energy and water, sustainable agricultural production, biofuels for rural development, NGO collaboration and partnerships and disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction. Dr Kilham has primarily conducted research in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Brazil.

Prior to returning to academia, Dr Kilham worked extensively with the United Nations, Non-Government Organisations and public institutions on international development programs for more than a decade, primarily in Timor-Leste. Dr Kilham worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Timor-Leste as a policy and programs Advisor, and collaborative with National University of Timor Lorosa’e Faculty of Agriculture on her PhD Research.

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Dr Kilham currently lectures and teach on topics of Agricultural Extension, Integrated Agriculture and Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture.

Dr Kilham guest lectures on issues of food justice, international development and social research.

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Dr Kilham is currently interested in exploring issues of autonomy in rural livelihoods, and food justice initiatives in Australia. Please contact her if you are interested in potential research collaborations.

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The Transdisciplinary (TD) Collective (Founding Member)

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

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