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Researcher: Beasy, KM (Dr Kim Beasy)

Fields of Research

Continuing and community education
Higher education
Gender, sexuality and education
Primary education
Environmental education and extension
Environmental sociology
Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Environmental management
Sociology of education
Early childhood education
Environment policy
Secondary education
Social change
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Gender relations
Community child health
Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Public policy
Comparative and cross-cultural education
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Agricultural hydrology
Curriculum and pedagogy
Pollution and contamination
Sustainability accounting and reporting
Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Equity and access to education
Gender aspects in education
Neonatal and child health
Environmental education and awareness
Teaching and curriculum
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Teacher and instructor development
Primary education
Institutional arrangements
Higher education
Early childhood education
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Climate change mitigation strategies
Social structure and health
Gender and sexualities
Schools and learning environments
Social class and inequalities
Teaching and instruction technologies
Coastal erosion
Other environmental management
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Learner and learning
Public services policy advice and analysis
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Understanding climate change
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
The creative arts
Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Expanding knowledge in education
Expanding knowledge in economics

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'The workload was intense': what parents told us about remote learning
Becoming researchers: making academic kin in the Chthulucene; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Beyond ‘safety’: teachers and school staff approaches to LGBTI-inclusion in Tasmanian schools; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Comparison of three methods for the quantification of sediment organic carbon in salt marshes of the Rubicon Estuary, Tasmania, Australia; International Journal of Biology
Context matters: Supporting staff working with LGBT students in schools; #GEACONF2018
Curriculum for the future: Sustainability is a must!; Teaching Matters 2016
Disrupting the status-quo of organisational board composition to improve sustainability outcomes: reviewing the evidence; Sustainability
Do we understand the complexity of being a doctoral candidate? Probably not
Drowning in the shallows: an Australian study of the PhD experience; European Conference on Educational Research - ECER 2108
Drowning in the shallows: an Australian study of the PhD experience of wellbeing; Teaching in Higher Education
Education for Sustainability: Concepts and Meanings of Education for Sustainability; Intrinsic Capability: Implementing Intrinsic Sustainable Development for an Ecological Civilisation
Enabling educators: Skills 4 Kids Cafes as professional learning; Every Child
Encounters with sustainability in Tasmania: An interpretive inquiry
Every Child Succeeds Report: The greater Launceston area
Evolution or Revolution in EE/ES research? A collaborative dialogue from first-year PhD students; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Experiences of parents and caregivers supporting children while learning from home
Exploring academic staffs’ self-perception about supporting diverse learners; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Exploring changes in perceptions and practices of sustainability in ESD communities in Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic; Journal of Education for Sustainable Development
Exploring food cultures through art: meeting people where they are at; Education, Language and Sociology Research
Exploring Interpretations of Sustainability Across Diverse Social Contexts; Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
Finding Inspiration for doing things differently in Bali
Fostering EfS connections for community wellbeing: working meaningfully with what we’ve got; World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2018)
Fostering EfS Connections for Community Wellbeing: Working Meaningfully with What We’ve Got; Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development. World Sustainability Series
Geomorphology report on coastal erosion at the Detention River estuary, Hellyer, North West Tasmania
Geospatial technologies and twenty first century citizenship: opportunities and barriers in the humanities and social sciences classroom; The Social Educator
Global Climate Change Week - An engagement initiative to support sustainable development at Universities; Handbook of Best Practices in Sustainable Development at University Level
Green Waste Community: interview with Suzanne Derry
Homonormativity and Celebrating Diversity: Australian School Staff Involvement in Gay-Straight Alliances; The Australian Sociological Association Conference
Homonormativity and celebrating diversity: Australian school staff involvement in gay-straight alliances; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Inclusive Practices: Supporting Schools, Supporting Students
Interpretations of sustainability beyond the middle class; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Island intersections: a correspondence about educational research in Tasmania; Gender and island communities
Kids come together to learn that you 'Dont Mess with Burnie'
Kids4kids: There is no planet b
Learning from home learning: crossing boundaries of place and identity; Geographical Research
More than just lip service: done right, awareness-raising days can pack a punch
Multiperspectivism as a threshold concept in understanding diversity and inclusion for future teachers; Australian Educational Researcher
Negotiating personal and collective futures across diverse social contexts; 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference (ISDRS 2016)
Pupils learn rubbish rules
Recycling's future: can you still make a difference?
Sediment carbon accumulation is southern latitude saltmarsh communities of Tasmania, Australia; Biology
Speed dating the Sustainable Development Goals
Supporting gender non-conforming students: learnings from school staff from Australia; European Conference on Educational Research - ECER 2108
Surveying sustainability culture across University staff and students; The 16th International ACTS Conference
Sustain-a-what?; Queechy High School
Sustainability in the pub success!
Sustainability through Soja’s trialectic: Influences of social location; The Australian Sociological Association Conference
Sustainable Schools Network 2020 Sustainability Symposium: Industry Report
The Tasmanian sustainability skills cafes projects: working with communities – A story of successes with learnings to share; EfS Tasmania webinar
UK expert Dianne Boyd partners with UTAS to bring 'skills cafes' to Launceston
Universities walk the talk on sustainability
UTAS' climate change week seeks to rally community behind climate action
Visualising LGBT-inclusive practices: A resource informed by teachers and support staff; #GEACONF2018
What counts as sustainability?: a sociospatial analysis; Environmental Sociology
What is an environmental issue? What is and what isn’t for people from different lifeworlds; Making Connections: Research and Practice in Sustainability and Environmental Education
Writing together to foster wellbeing: doctoral writing groups as spaces of wellbeing; Higher Education Research and Development

Research Projects

An exploration of University academic staffs self-perception about supporting diverse learners; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Arting our way towards a healthy food culture; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Inclusive practices: Supporting teachers, supporting students; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Kids4Kids Conference: Do Not Mess with Burnie; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Resourcing inclusive practice: Supporting teachers, supporting students; Gender and Education Association (GEA)
Sustainability Skills Cafes; Launceston City Council (LCC)
Waverley Community Skills 4 Kids Cafes; Department of Education Tasmania (DET)

Research Candidate Supervision