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About Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

Amy Cutter-Mackenzie (BEd Hons Griffith, PhD CQU) is a Professor of Sustainability, Environment and Education at Southern Cross University, School of Education, Australia.  She is the Deputy Head of School Research & HDR Training for the School of Education, as well as the Research Leader of the ‘Sustainability, Environment and Education’ (SEE) Research Cluster.   She has led over 30 research projects in environmental education and published over 150 publications largely centred on ontologies in/as nature through socioecological and more recently posthumanist theoretical orientations. She has a particular interest in child-framed arts-based research methodologies.  Amy has also been recognised for both her teaching and research excellence in environmental education, including an OLT Teaching Excellence Award and the Australian Association for Environmental Education Fellowship (Life Achievement Award) for her outstanding contribution to environmental education research. 

Positions

2015 Present Deputy Head of School, Research & HDR Training, Southern Cross University School of Education
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Present Professor, School of Education, Southern Cross University
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Grants

2017 - Present Young people working with young people in reducing marine debris
Australian Geographic Society
Role: Chief Investigator
Colleague(s): Lexi Lasczik, Marianne Logan, Antonia Canosa
2014 - Present Obesity prevention and environmental education: Generating a new knowledge base for children’s health and wellbeing in early years education
Australian Research Council
ARC Discovery
Role: Chief Investigator
Colleague(s): Helen Skouteris, Leonie Rutherford, Susan Edwards
$233,000
2016 - 2018 National Review of Education Research Funding
Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE)
Role: Project Leader and Chief Investigator
Colleague(s): Jean Renouf
2014 - 2017 Climate and Me: Empowering Children & Young People
NSW Government - Environmental Trust
Education Grant
Role: Project Leader and Chief Investigator
Colleague(s): David Rousell
$78,000
2010 - 2014 Examining play-based approaches to teaching and learning in early childhood education and care
Australian Research Council
Discovery
Role: Chief Investigator
Colleague(s): Susan Edwards
$60,000
2010 - 2012 Schools Insights Project
South East Water Limited
Role: Project Leader and Chief Investigator
$40,000
2006 - 2012 Sustainable Challenge
Gould League / Sustainability Victoria.
Role: Chief Investigator (Evaluation and Research)
2010 - 2011 Monash Research Accelerator Program
Monash University
Fellowship
Role: Fellow
$110,000
2009 - 2011 Frankston Water-Proofing Cluster Project
Curriculum Corporation
ASISTM
Role: Chief Investigator
$70,000
2006 - 2011 Multicultural School Gardens Project
Gould League
Role: Chief Investigator
Colleague(s): Helen Widdop Quinton
$50,000
2006 - 2009 School grounds for Learning
Gould League
Role: Chief Investigator
Colleague(s): Helen Widdop Quinton
2006 - 2009 Wast Wise Schools Research Project
Gould League / Sustainability Victoria.
Role: Chief Investigator (Research and Evaluation)
2007 - 2008 Sustainable Cities Research Project
Gould League
Role: Chief Investigator (Research and Evaluation)
2006 - 2008 From Environmental Science to Environmental Journalism
Curriculum Corporation
ASISTM
Role: Evaluation
2006 - 2007 Enterprise Schools Research Project
Department of Education, Science and Training and Gould Group
Role: Chief Investigator (Research and Evaluation)
$25,000
2006 - 2007 Science Outside Schools
Curriculum Corporation
ASISTM
Role: Chief Investigator (Education, Research and Evaluation)
Colleague(s): Mordialloc Cluster
$50,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2010 - Present Editor-in-Chief, Australian Journal of Environmental Education
2009 - Present Consulting Editor, Journal of Environmental Education
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Honors and Awards

  • AAEE Fellow (2014)
  • OLT Teaching Excellence Award (2010)
  • OLT Teaching Citation (2008)
  • Monash University VC Teaching Excellence Award (2009)
  • Green Globe Finalist - Climate Change Leadership (2017)

Courses

  • Masters by Thesis/Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Environmental Education

Education

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20002003 PhD, Central Queensland University, Australia ‐ School of Education
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19981998 Bachelor of Education HONOURS (1st Class), Griffith University - Australia ‐ School of Education
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19961998 Bachelor of Education (P-10), Griffith University - Australia ‐ School of Education
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Contact Information

Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+61 7) 5589 3130
Mobile: 0418801893

Email:



Books (4)

Journal articles (47)