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About Liam Phelan

My primary research interest is sustainability and how to achieve it. I have a long-standing engagement at the nexus of climate change, finance, human rights and ecological sustainability. More recently my research interests have evolved to focus on governance of the Earth system as a complex adaptive system comprising human-social and ecological elements, and its key characteristics, including thresholds, non-linear change, and capacity for surprise.


Present University of Newcastle, University of Newcastle - Australia
Present Online Learning & Teaching Coordinator, Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle - Australia

Curriculum Vitae