Tessa Toumbourou

Tessa Toumbourou is a postdoctoral environmental social science research fellow in the School of Agriculture, Food, and Ecosystem Sciences. Her research, informed by feminist political ecology, explores the links between social and environmental change, land and natural resource governance, and changing livelihood responses and strategies.

Her current postdoctoral role involves facilitating a collaboration between Australian and Indonesian researchers to identify just, inclusive and sustainable principles for peatland restoration in Central Kalimantan.

Her other research projects include an exploration of locally-appropriate measures to understand the livelihood and well-being benefits of social forestry in Indonesia, funded by KONEKSI (Knowledge Partnership Platform Australia-Indonesia).

Supervisor: Dr Andrea Rawluk

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Tessa Toumbourou

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay respects to elders – past, present and emerging. We aim to work together with Traditional Custodians to develop solutions to environmental problems in genuine partnership, respecting and appreciating their knowledge, culture, history and world views.