Stuart B. Hill
Professor Stuart B. Hill is Foundation Chair of Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney. At UWS he taught units on Qualitative Research Methodology, Social Ecology Research, Transformative Learning, Leadership and Change, and Sustainability, Leadership and Change (he retired in 2009 and is now an Emeritus Professor in their School of Education).
His PhD was one of the first whole ecosystem studies that examined community and energy relationships (1969); and it was the earliest such study conducted by a single researcher. For this he received the awards for Best PhD Thesis and Best PhD Student. In 1977 he received a Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal for his community and social transformation work.
In 1977, in Canada, he produced a report for the New Brunswick Government on Energy and Agriculture that detailed many of the resource, environment and climate issues that are at last being recognized today. Since then he has produced many more cutting edge reports, and has been an advisor to several ministers.
Prior to 1996 he was at McGill University, in Montreal, where he was responsible for the zoology degree, and where in 1974 he established Ecological Agriculture Projects, Canada’s leading resource centre for sustainable agriculture, and the first such centre in the world within a university (www.eap.mcgill.ca).
His last PhD student at McGill was Ann Dale, who was on leave from the Privy Council Office, and who had played a major role in the establishment of the first ‘National Round Table for the Economy and the Environment’. Her thesis, which has been published as a book (At the Edge: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, UBC Pr., 2001) examines what is needed for governments to deal responsibly with sustainability.
Hill has published over 350 papers and reports. His latest books are Ecological Pioneers: A Social History of Australian Ecological Thought and Action (with Dr Martin Mulligan; Cambridge UP, 2001), Learning for Sustainable Living: Psychology of Ecological Transformation (with Dr Werner Sattmann-Frese; Lulu, 2008) and Social Ecology: Applying Ecological Understanding to our Lives and our Planet (with Dr David Wright and Dr Catherine Camden-Pratt; Hawthorn, 2011).
Since 2003 he has contributed ground-breaking chapters to nine books: A social ecology dialogue across Aboriginal and White cultures in Between the Lines: Social Ecologies in Border Landscapes (with Dr Carol Birrell; 2015 in press); Considerations for enabling the ecological redesign of organic and conventional agriculture: a social ecology and psychological perspective in Organic Farming: Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures (2014); Social ecology: an Australian perspective in Social Ecology (2011); Four key features of Permaculture, and an opportunity for the future in Permaculture Pioneers: Stories from the New Frontier (2011); Enabling redesign for deep industrial ecology and personal values transformation, in Industrial Ecology and Spaces of Innovation (2006); Redesign as deep industrial ecology: lessons from ecological agriculture and social ecology, in Industrial Ecology: A Question of Design? (2006); Social ecology as a framework for understanding and working with social capital and sustainability within rural communities, in A Dynamic Balance: Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development (2005); Learning Ecology: A New Approach to Learning and Transforming Ecological Consciousness: Experiences from Social Ecology in Australia, in Learning Toward An Ecological Consciousness: Selected Transformative Practices (2004); and Autonomy, mutualistic relationships, sense of place, and conscious caring: a hopeful view of the present and future, in Changing Places: Re-imagining Australia (2003).
In Canada he was a member of over 30 regional, national and international boards and committees. He is currently on the editorial board of five international refereed journals, and until 2004 he represented professional environmental educators on the NSW Council on Environmental Education.
Stuart has worked in agricultural and development projects in the West Indies, French West Africa, Indonesia, The Philippines, China, the Seychelles, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. His work in the Seychelles to make a whole coralline island completely self-sufficient in food and energy is particularly significant.
His background in chemical engineering, ecology, soil biology, entomology, agriculture, psychotherapy, education, policy development and international development, and his experience of working with transformative change, has enabled him to be an effective facilitator in complex situations that demand collaboration across difference and a long-term co-evolutionary approach to situation improvement. These skills were used extensively in his recent role as Provocateur for the Victorian Government (for DPI & DSE: 2004-2005).
Emeritus Professor Stuart B. Hill, Foundation Chair of Social Ecology,
School of Education (includes previous School of Social Ecology & Lifelong Learning),
Western Sydney University (Kingswood Campus),
Locked Bag 1797, PENRITH, NSW 2751, AUSTRALIA
Location: Building KI, Room K-2-19A, Kingswood Campus
P: +61 (0)2 4736-0799 | Ext: 2799 (Kingswood staff only) | Fax: -0400
Founding Co-Editor: Journal of Organic Systems: www.organic-systems.org
Latest PPTs: www.stuartbhill.com & http://www.scribd.com/doc/55937783
Latest YouTubes: www.wakeupsydney.com.au/Interviews/The-SandboxSyndrome;
http://youtu.be/mzY1eZLwOdk; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdAWokEU64M &
2001-2017 (selected publications: * refereed)
|‘17*||Birrell, C & SB Hill. Australia Day: A social ecology dialogue across Aboriginal and White cultures, Ch. 11 (Pp. 197-208) in: A Grichting & M Zebich-Knos (eds.), The Social Ecology of Border Landscapes. Anthem, London & New York.|
|‘14*||Hill, SB. Considerations for enabling the ecological redesign of organic and conventional agriculture: a social ecology and psychological perspective, Ch. 22 (Pp. 401-422) in: S Bellon & S Penvern (eds.). Organic Farming: Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures. Springer, London.|
|‘11*||Hill, SB. Social ecology: an Australian perspective. Pp. 17-30 in D Wright, C Camden-Pratt & SB Hill (eds.), Social Ecology: Applying Ecological Understanding to our Lives and our Planet. Hawthorn, Stroud, UK.|
|‘11*||Hill, SB. Afterword: Four Key Features of Permaculture (applicable to ‘everything’); and an Opportunity for the Future (also applicable to ‘everything’). Pp. 323-333 in Kerry Dawborn & Caroline Smith (eds.), Permaculture Pioneers: Stories from the New Frontier. Melliodora Publishing, Daylesford, VIC.|
|‘08||Sattmann-Frese, W & SB Hill. Learning for Sustainability: Psychology of Ecological Transformation. Lulu, Morrisville, NC [www.lulu.com]|
|‘06||Hill, SB. Engaging Us: Ecological Thinking as a Basis for Community Change. Keynote to Enviro 06 Conf. & Exhibn.: Building Sustainable Cities [Melbourne; 11 May] [web; 14pp: www.enviroaust.net]|
|‘06||Hill, SB. Taking Appropriate Next Steps to Progressive Change: Building on the Past and Risking Deep Transformation Towards More Sustainable Communities. Keynote to APEN ‘06 Int. Conf.: Practice change for sustainable communities: Exploring footprints, pathways and possibilities. 6-8 March, [Beechworth, VIC; 6-8 March] [web; 18 pp: www.regional.org.au/au/apen/2006/keynote/4003_hills.htm]|
|‘06*||Hill, SB. Deep organics: a personal design-approach to organic farming. J.Org. Syst. 1 (1) [web; 7pp: www.organic-systems.org]|
|‘06*||Hill, SB. Extension agents collaborating to redesign organic systems. J.Org. Syst. 1 (1) [web; 3pp.: www.organic-systems.org]|
|‘06*||Hill, SB. Enabling redesign for deep industrial ecology and personal values transformation. Pp. 255-271 in K Green & S Randles (eds.), Industrial Ecology and Spaces of Innovation. Edward Elgar, London.|
|‘06*||Hill, SB. Redesign as deep industrial ecology: lessons from ecological agriculture and social ecology. Pp 29-49 in R Cote, J Tansey & A Dale (eds.), Industrial Ecology: A Question of Design? Univ. British Columbia Pr., Vancouver, BC, Canada.|
|‘06*||May, M & SB Hill. Questioning airport expansion-A case study of Canberra International Airport', J. Transport Geogr. 14: 437-450.|
|‘05||Hill, SB. Critically acknowledging, celebrating and enabling further development in ‘Deep Organics’ contributions to sustainability and wellbeing: a Social Ecology perspective. Keynote to IFOAM 2005 Conf. [Adelaide; 20-23 Sept] [web; 12pp. www.ifoam.org]|
|‘05||Hill, SB. Sustainable Living through Permaculture: A Social Ecology Perspective. Keynote to ‘8th Australian Permaculture Convergence: ‘Permaculture: Creating Pathways to Sustainability’ Symposium [Melbourne; 11 April] [CD: 16pp]|
|‘05*||Hill, SB. Social ecology as a framework for understanding and working with social capital and sustainability within rural communities. Pp. 48-68 in A Dale & J Onyx (eds.), A Dynamic Balance: Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development. Univ. British Columbia Press, Vancouver, BC, Canada.|
|‘04*||May, M & SB Hill. Unpacking aviation futures. Pp. 371-390 in S Inayatullah (ed.), The Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) Reader: Theory and case Studies of an Integrative and Transformative Methodology. Tamang University, Tamsui Taipei, Taiwan.|
|‘04*||Hill, SB. Redesigning pest management: a social ecology approach. Pp. 491-510 in D Clements & A Shrestha (eds.), New Dimensions in Agroecology, Haworth, Binghamton, NY.|
|’04*||Hill, SB, S Wilson & K Watson. Learning ecology: a new approach to learning and transforming ecological consciousness: experiences from social ecology in Australia. Pp. 47-64 in EV O'Sullivan & M Taylor (eds.), Learning Toward An Ecological Consciousness: Selected Transformative Practices. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.|
|‘04||Hill, S.B. Camping to change the world. Austr. J. Outdoor. Educn. 8(1): 60-68.|
|’03*||Hill, SB. Autonomy, mutualistic relationships, sense of place, and conscious caring: a hopeful view of the present and future. Pp. 180-196 in JI Cameron (ed.), Changing Places: Re-imagining Australia. Longueville Press Sydney, NSW.|
|’03*||Hill, SB. Yeomans’ Keyline design for sustainable soil, water, agroecosystem and biodiversity conservation: a personal social ecology analysis. Pp. 34-48 in BP Wilson & A Curtis (eds.), Agriculture for the Australian Environment. Proceedings of the 2002 Fenner Conference. Johnstone Centre, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW.|
|‘02||Hill, S.B. Social implications of the land clearing debate. Pp. 60-67 in I Can See Clearly Now: Land Clearing and Law Reform. Conference Papers. National Environmental Defenders Office, Sydney, NSW.|
|’01*||Mulligan, M. & S.B. Hill. Ecological Pioneers: A Social History of Australian Ecological Thought and Action. Cambridge Univ. Pr, Melbourne, VIC.|
|’01*||Dale, A in collaboration with SB Hill. At the Edge: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.|
|’01*||Hill, SB. Achieving agricultural sustainability in Australia by 2020: a social ecology framework. Pp. 135-140 in H Haidn (ed.), The best of… Exploring Sustainable Alternatives: an introduction to sustainable agriculture. Canadian Ctr. for Sust. Agric., Saskatoon, SK.|
|’01*||Hill, SB. Working with processes of change, particularly psychological processes, when implementing sustainable agriculture. Pp. 125-134 in H Haidn (ed.), The best of… Exploring Sustainable Alternatives: an introduction to sustainable agriculture. Canadian Ctr. for Sust. Agric., Saskatoon, SK.|
|‘01||Hill, SB. Health food and the right to choose. Pp. 160-164 in Inaugural OFA National Organics Conference 2001. Record of Proceedings. RIRDC Pub.No01/121, Barton, ACT.|
|‘01||Hill, SB. Transformative outdoor education for healthy communities within sustainable environments. Pp. 7-19 in 12th National Outdoor Education Conference: Education Outdoors – Our Sense of Place. Conference Proceedings. Victorian Outdoor education association, Carlton, VIC.|
|Editorships:||Alternatives; J. Sust. Agr. (past); J. Ecosophy; Int. J. Biosoc. Res. (past); Biol. Agr. Hort.; Ecopolitics: Thought & Action (past); J. Spirit. Lead. & Mgt.; J Organic Systems [founding co-editor] (all refereed).|
|Boards, Committees:||Have been on over 30 Government, Professional Association & NGO Boards, Committees & Task Forces.|
A detailed (63 pp.) CV is available upon request; for earlier papers see also: www.eap.mcgill.ca