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Dr Lila Singh-Peterson

Name Lila Singh-Peterson
Position Lecturer (Climate Science)
Section School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Office B444
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4029
Extension 4029
Email
Qualifications BSc Curtin , BSc(Hons) Macquarie , FndUL&T USC , GDipGeoIS&RS Charles Sturt , PhD UNSW

Dr Lila Singh-Peterson is a climate change professional who has worked in the public and private sector specifically in the fields of climate change policy, sustainability, climate adaptation and climate risk. More recently, over the last ten years, she has lectured and undertaken research examining the societal and cultural impacts of climate change – particularly in the fields of community resilience, rural development and food security. Lila was awarded a PhD in atmospheric science from UNSW School of Physics and CSIRO in 2007 and has subsequently been awarded almost $3m in research funding as a principal or co-investigator. As a mixed methods researcher, Lila has worked across the South Pacific with the United Nations and AusAID and across Australia with multiple funding partners.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation ( 410100 )
  • Pacific Peoples Society And Community ( 451800 )
  • Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation not elsewhere classified ( 410199 )
  • Development Studies ( 440400 )
  • Rural Community Development ( 440406 )
  • Anthropology ( 440100 )
  • Environmental Anthropology ( 440104 )

Research interests
Climate Science
Climate Risks
Cultural Impacts of Climate Change
Community Resilience
Community Resilience - First Nations Contexts
Climate Change and Food Security
Climate Change and Sustainable Community Development

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (CACS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CLI8001 Climate Risk (Examiner)
CLI3301 Environment and Climate Risk Assessment (Examiner)
CLI8002 Climate, Human & Environmental Health and Disaster Management (Examiner)
CLI8003 Climate, Food, Water and Energy Security (Examiner)
CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability (Examiner)
CLI1110 Weather and Climate (Moderator)
CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability (Moderator)
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change (Moderator)
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems (Moderator)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
11 Years



Publications in ePrints

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Carnegie, Michelle (2020) Integrating gender in agricultural development initiatives across the South Pacific: customs, values and intersections. In: Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development: Learnings from South Pacific Contexts. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-1-78973-056-2

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Carnegie, Michelle (2020) Integrating gender in agricultural development: learnings from South Pacific contexts. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-78973-056-2

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Carnegie, Michelle and Bourke, R. Michael (Mike) and Bue, Veronica and Kunatuba, Joanne Lee and Laqeretabua, Ana and Tano Moala, Temaleti and Pamphilon, Barbara and Vilisoni, Marilyn T. J. (2020) Reflections from the South Pacific - navigating intersectionality and customary contexts to progress gender equality and gender equity. In: Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development: Learnings from South Pacific Contexts. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London, United Kingdom, pp. 151-162. ISBN 978-1-78973-056-2

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 (2020) South Pacific contexts for gender equity scholarship and practice. In: Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development: Learnings from South Pacific Contexts. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London, United Kingdom, pp. 163-173. ISBN 978-1-78973-056-2

Carnegie, Michelle and Singh-Peterson, LilaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 (2020) The international 'gender agenda' in the context of the South Pacific and agricultural livelihoods. In: Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development: Learnings from South Pacific Contexts. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London, United Kingdom, pp. 33-55. ISBN 978-1-78973-056-2

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation ( 410100 )
  • Pacific Peoples Society And Community ( 451800 )
  • Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation not elsewhere classified ( 410199 )
  • Development Studies ( 440400 )
  • Rural Community Development ( 440406 )
  • Anthropology ( 440100 )
  • Environmental Anthropology ( 440104 )