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).
Flinders University of South Australia
Central Queensland University
University of Western Australia
15 year Service Award (CQU)
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
Land and Water Australia Postgraduate Scholarship 1997
Zonta International Scholarship for Women in Science 1987
CQUniversity - high achievement in research in the area of Natural Resource Management, presented by the Vice Chancellor.
SOCL19057 Environmental Sociology
SOCL11058 Science, Technology & Society
SOCL19070 Health & Medical Sociology
SOCL19060 Human Ecology
SOCL11056 Australian Identity
SOCL11055 Self & Society
Feb 2006 - present, Lecturer, School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, CQUniversity, Bundaberg.
International Association for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR)
The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Social Science Researcher (April 2013 - present)
Social and cultural indicator development
Independent Science Panel, Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership
Gladstone Harbour Report Card (2014, 2015)
Senior Consultative Investigator (Nov 2003 – May 2004)
Great Barrier Reef Coastal Wetlands Protection Programme.
Consultancy with the Coastal Cooperative Research Centre.
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
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
Sociology - Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Sociology - Environmental Sociology
Sociology - Rural Sociology
Sociology - Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Sociology - Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology