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I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, at the University of Canberra. My current research explores the role and mechanisms for more participatory forms of governance within rural and regional communities. This includes (i) understanding the socio-political community context, including existing power relations, networks and institutions; (ii) identifying current governance arrangements and the strengths and weaknesses, including existing forms of participation across the community; iii) identifying, often in collaboration with communities, how to support positive community engagement processes in policy governance, industry and NRM contexts, and (iv) communicating the diversity of research findings into outcomes accessible by a range of audiences including policy-makers, community members and stakeholders. I have undertaken a range of projects across water management, community development, forest management and agricultural sectors.

 

Specifically, my academic interests focus on:

  • Community engagement strategy development and training for the forest sector and other stakeholders including NRM agencies and local government.
  • Improving engagement between communities, decision makers and experts to promote effective decision making.
  • Governance within regional communities. Understanding the differences between communities and how to work with communities for sustainable futures. I undertake this work in both communities and industry-based sectors.
  • Environmental governance and its interface with national policy agendas.

 

I was a Schlich Medallist at the Australian National University, where I completed undergraduate degree in Science (Forestry) (Honours First Class) in 1998. I then worked in the forest industry in Victoria and Tasmania as a forester until 2006 when I commenced my doctorate with the CRC for Forestry at the University of Tasmania. 

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Tasmania

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2011 2019

Framing up the “Stretching” of Co-Management

Pearson, L. J. & Dare, M. L., 11 Jan 2019, In : Society and Natural Resources. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

co-management
comanagement
protected area
management
best practice
1 Citation (Scopus)

Are Environmental Water Advisory Groups an Effective Form of Localism

DARE, L. & Lukasiewicz, A., 9 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

governance approach
governance
water
Water
transparency

Exploring the justice in forestry negotiations: trading justice for politics.

DARE, L. & SCHIRMER, J., 2017, Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives. Lukasiewicz, A., Dovers, S., Robin, L., McKay, J., Schilizzi, S. & Graham, S. (eds.). Sydney: CSIRO Publishing, p. 105-118 14 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

forestry
justice
politics
peace process
social justice
1 Citation (Scopus)

Identifying Off-Diagonal Communities Using the Australian Early Development Census Results

TANTON, R., DARE, L., Brinkman, S., Giles-Corti, B., Katz, I., Woolcock, G. & Goldfeld, S., 2017, In : Social Indicators Research. 132, 3, p. 977-992

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Censuses
census
childhood
community
Policy Making
4 Citations (Scopus)

Deliberative democracy and the Tasmanian forest peace process

SCHIRMER, J., Dare, L. & ERCAN, S., 2016, In : Australian Journal of Political Science. 51, 2, p. 288-307 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deliberative democracy
peace process
process analysis
dismantling
deliberation