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Keri Chiveralls

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Appleton Institute
(08) 8378 4546
(08)8378 4546 Ext: 4546 Alternative Phone
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)                

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4401 Anthropology
  • 4410 Sociology
  • 1699 Other Studies in Human Society

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
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Research Interests
Studies In Human Society

Anthropology - Anthropology of Development

Studies In Human Society

Anthropology - Social and Cultural Anthropology

Studies In Human Society

Sociology - Environmental Sociology

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