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Dr Johannes Luetz

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Bio

Dr. Johannes M. Luetz (BA/USA, MBA/Germany, Ph.D./Australia) is the Research Chair at CHC. He has consulted extensively for World Vision International on research projects raising awareness of the growing effects of demographic, environmental and climate change on vulnerable communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

He was raised in Sierra Leone and Switzerland, cares deeply about poverty reduction, holistic education, justice and equity, and has researched and published conceptually and empirically in these areas. He is a big picture thinker and has interdisciplinary research interests at the science-policy interface. His Ph.D. research at UNSW Sydney has featured in national news and documentaries [Bolivia; Bangladesh; Maldives]. He has spoken at the UNSW Town & Gown annual signature dinner and has been a guest on ABC Radio National The Science Show. His research has attracted grants, prizes, scholarships, awards and distinctions, including best thesis prize (2006), UNSW UIP Award (2009), UNSW ASPIRE Award (2012) and best paper awards (2017, 2018).

Johannes coordinates the Bachelor of Human Services at CHC and also heads the Master of Social Science Leadership program, which through its research and teaching activities on change leadership seeks to give rise to equitable social transformation. Dr. Luetz is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) and sits on the Editorial Board of Springer Nature journal Discover Sustainability. 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Doctorate in Environmental Policy and Management (UNSW Sydney, 2013) 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) European-Asian Management (Berlin School of Economics, Germany, 2006) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Christian Ministries (University of the Nations, USA, 1998) 

Research Interests

  • Human behaviour
  • Holistic education
  • Human responses to social change, environmental change, climate change
  • Mixed methods, case study and science-policy research
  • United Nations, global poverty reduction
  • Globalisation, intercultural competency
  • Theology of Earth care
  • Change management, leadership and social transformation
  • Human development, community development, sustainable development
  • Society, migration, inequality, social class, ethics
  • Humanitarianism, disaster risk reduction
  • Climate change migration
  • Transformation towards low-carbon society
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Interdisciplinary, conceptual and empirical research
  • Organisational research culture development 

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate – World Vision International (Asia Pacific) 
  • Book Publisher – WDL-Verlag Berlin (Germany)  
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer – University of New South Wales (UNSW), School of Social Sciences (2017 to date)
  • Adjunct Fellow in Geography and Development Studies, University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), School of Social Sciences (2020 to date) 

Journals

Leal Filho, W., Luetz, J.M., Sattler, D.N. and Nunn, P.D. (2020). Coronavirus: COVID-19 Transmission in Pacific Small Island Developing States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 5409. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155409  

Klingenberg, A., Luetz, J.M., & Crawford, A. (2020). Transnationalism: Recognising the Strengths of Dual Belonging for both Migrant and Society. Journal of International Migration and Integration, Open Access, Springer Nature B.V. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-019-00744-2  

Leal Filho, W., Ha’apio, M.O., Luetz, J.M., & Li, C. (2020). Climate change adaptation as a development challenge to small Island states: A case study from the Solomon Islands. Environmental Science & Policy, 107, 179–187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.03.008 

Luetz, J.M. (2019). Over-researching migration ‘hotspots’? Ethical issues from the Carteret Islands. Forced Migration Review, (61), 20–22, The Ethics Issue (June 2019), Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. https://www.fmreview.org/ethics/luetz; (Arabic) Podcast: MP3 Download 

Havea, P.H., Hemstock, S.L., Des Combes, H.J., Luetz, J.M., & Liava‘a, L.F.C. (2019). Impact of climate change on spirituality. Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3(1), 33–45. https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/17365  

Klingenberg, A., Luetz, J.M., & Crawford, A. (2018). Mitigating developmental crises for migrants from South Africa: The role and significance of ‘sense of belonging’. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) 6(1). https://pacja.org.au/?p=4581 

Klingenberg, A., Luetz, J.M., & Crawford, A. (2017). Identity Development of Transnational South African Migrants to Australia: Research Informed Implications for Counsellors. Counselling Connections Across Australia: CCAA Journal, Vol. 8 (October 2017), 1218. 

Books and Book Chapters

Luetz, J.M., & Nunn, P.D. (2021, Eds.). Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands—Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches. Switzerland: Springer Nature. Peer reviewed edited book (in progress). Call for Papers: @ Yale.edu; @ Rokonadravu 

Leal Filho, W., Luetz, J.M., & Ayal, D. (2021, Eds.). Handbook of Climate Change Management—Research, Leadership, Transformation. Switzerland: Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-57282-2; (book flyer); https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030572808 (forthcoming) 

Luetz, J.M., & Green, B. (2021, Eds.). Innovating Christian Education Research—Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Singapore: Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-8856-3; (book flyer) https://www.springer.com/book/9789811588556 (forthcoming) 

Luetz, J.M., Dowden, T., & Norsworthy, B. (Eds.). (2018). Reimagining Christian Education—Cultivating Transformative Approaches. Singapore: Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0851-2; https://www.springer.com/book/9789811308505  

Luetz, J.M. (2008). Planet Prepare—Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. Los Angeles / Singapore: World Vision International. https://www.wvi.org/asia-pacific/publication/planet-prepare 

Luetz, J.M. (2007). Opportunities for Global Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century—The Role of Policy Makers, Corporations, NGOs, and Individuals. Berlin / Hamburg: WDL-Verlag Berlin. https://luetz.com/docs/poverty-reduction_front-matter.pdf 

Luetz, J.M., Hierath T., Möller D., Stolpe O., & Yap W.W. (2004). Die Bergpredigt nacherzählt. matchBOOKS: Das Minibuch aus der Streichholzschachtel. WDL-Verlag Berlin. 112 pp. DOI: ISBN 978-3-932356-80-3 

Peer Reviewed

Luetz, J.M. & Green, B. (2021, IN PRESS). Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives—An Introductory Overview, In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Springer Nature, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8856-3_1  (book flyer) 

Luetz, J.M. (2021, IN PRESS). Longing and Belonging: Biographical and Biblical Reflections on Home and Homelessness, In I. Alexander & C.R. Ringma (Eds.) Pub Theology. (DOI link pending) 

Buxton, G., Luetz, J.M., & Shaw, S. (2021, IN PRESS). Towards an Embodied Pedagogy in Educating for Creation Care, In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Springer Nature, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8856-3_20  

Unger, J.M., Bhattarai, A., Maisch, B., Luetz, J.M., & Obuhuma, J. (2021, IN PRESS). Fostering Innovation and Intercultural Exchange During a Global Pandemic: Lessons Learned from a Virtual Design Thinking Challenge in Nepal, In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), COVID-19: Paving the Way for a More Sustainable World (World Sustainability Series). Springer Nature, Switzerland. (DOI link pending) 

Luetz, J.M., Jackson, D., & McBurnie, K. (2020, IN PRESS). Leadership and Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Principles and Practices. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–19). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71066-2_105-1  

Tucker, S. & Luetz, J.M. (2021, IN PRESS). Art Therapy and Prison Chaplaincy: A Review of Contemporary Practices Considering New Testament Teachings, In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Springer Nature, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8856-3_15  

Quak, D., & Luetz, J.M. (2020, IN PRESS). Human Happiness: Conceptual and Practical Perspectives. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), No Poverty: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–18). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69625-6_79-1  

Nelson, W., & Luetz, J.M. (2021, IN PRESS). Towards intercultural literacy: A literature review on immersive cross-cultural experiences and intercultural competency charts opportunities for future research, In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Springer Nature, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8856-3_22  

Seyed Aghamiri, F. & Luetz, J.M. (2021, IN PRESS). Sexual Addiction and Christian Education: An Emerging Research Agenda, In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Springer Nature, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8856-3_24  

Luetz, J.M., & Nunn, P.D. (2020). Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands: A Review of Faith-Engaged Approaches and Opportunities. In Leal Filho W. (Eds.), Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region (Climate Change Management ed., pp. 293–311). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40552-6_15  

Havea, P.H., De Ramon N’ Yeurt, A., Tamani, A.T., Siga, A., Des Combes, H.J., Hemstock, S.L., & Luetz, J.M. (2020). Resilience in Education: An Example from Primary School in Fiji and Technical Vocational Education and Training. In Leal Filho W. (Eds.), Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region (Climate Change Management ed., pp. 197–212). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40552-6_10  

Baumber, A., Luetz, J.M., & Metternicht, G. (2020). Carbon Neutral Education: Reducing Carbon Footprint and Expanding Carbon Brainprint. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–13). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_13-1  

Nelson, W., Fowler, C.F., & Luetz, J.M. (2020). Intercultural Education for Intercultural Competence: A New Kind of Literacy for Sustainable Development. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–16). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_28-1  

Luetz, J.M. (2020). Disaster-Resistant Schools for Disaster-Resilient Education. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–17). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_15-1  

Luetz, J.M, Margus, P., & Prickett, B. (2020). Human Behavior Change for Sustainable Development: Perspectives Informed by Psychology and Neuroscience. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–16). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_12-1  

Chen, J.-M., & Luetz, J.M. (2020). Mono-/Inter-/Multi-/Trans-/Anti-disciplinarity in Research. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–17). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_33-1  

Luetz, J.M. (2019). Climate Refugees: Why Measuring the Immeasurable Makes Sense Beyond Measure. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Climate Action: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Earth and Environmental Science ed., pp. 1–14). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71063-1_81-1  

Luetz, J.M., Bergsma, C., & Hills, K. (2019). The Poor just Might Be the Educators We Need for Global Sustainability—A Manifesto for Consulting the Unconsulted. In W. Leal Filho, & A. Consorte McCrea (Eds.), Sustainability and the Humanities (pp. 115–140). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95336-6_7  

Luetz, J.M., & Merson, J. (2019). Climate Change and Human Migration as Adaptation: Conceptual and Practical Challenges and Opportunities. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Climate Action: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Earth and Environmental Science ed., pp. 1–13). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71063-1_46-1  

Unger, J.M., & Luetz, J.M. (2019). Engaging Employees in Corporate Social Responsibility Projects—A Case Study from the Lufthansa Group Showcasing Experiences and Lessons Gathered in Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and Columbia. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Social Responsibility and Sustainability (World Sustainability Series, pp. 241–275). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03562-4_13  

Luetz, J.M., & Beaumont, S. (2019). Community Gardening: Integrating Social Responsibility and Sustainability in a Higher Education Setting—A Case Study from Australia. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Social Responsibility and Sustainability—How Businesses and Organizations Can Operate in a Sustainable and Socially Responsible Way (pp. 493–519). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03562-4_26  

Luetz, J.M., & Sultana, N. (2019). Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School: Research in Bangladesh Highlights Education as a Key Success Factor for Building Disaster Ready and Resilient Communities—A Manifesto for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Education. In W. Leal Filho, B. Lackner, & H. McGhie (Eds.), Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences (Climate Change Management, pp. 617–646). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98294-6_37  

Luetz, J.M., & Walid, M. (2019). Social Responsibility versus Sustainable Development in United Nations Policy Documents: A Meta-Analytical Review of Key Terms in Human Development Reports. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Social Responsibility and Sustainability—How Businesses and Organizations Can Operate in a Sustainable and Socially Responsible Way (pp. 301–334). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03562-4_16  

Nelson, W., & Luetz, J.M. (2019). What Can We Learn from Pope Francis About Change Management for Environmental Sustainability? A Case Study on Success Factors for Leading Change in Change-Resistant Institutional Environments. In W. Leal Filho, & A. Consorte McCrea (Eds.), Sustainability and the Humanities (pp. 503–524). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95336-6_29  

Havea, P.H., Hemstock, S.L., Des Combes, H.J., & Luetz, J.M. (2018). “God and Tonga Are My Inheritance!”—Climate Change Impact on Perceived Spirituality, Adaptation and Lessons Learnt from Kanokupolu, ‘Ahau, Tukutonga, Popua and Manuka in Tongatapu, Tonga. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities (pp. 167–186). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70703-7_9  

Luetz, J.M., & Havea, P.H. (2018). “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities (pp. 3–29). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70703-7_1  

Luetz, J.M., Buxton, G., & Bangert, K. (2018). Christian Theological, Hermeneutical and Eschatological Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability and Creation Care—The Role of Holistic Education. In J.M. Luetz, T. Dowden, & B. Norsworthy (Eds.), Reimagining Christian Education—Cultivating Transformative Approaches (pp. 51–73). Springer Nature, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0851-2_4  

Luetz, J.M. (2018). Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh: Empirically Derived Lessons and Opportunities for Policy Makers and Practitioners. In W. Leal Filho, & J. Nalau (Eds.), Limits to Climate Change Adaptation (pp. 59–105). Video documentary. Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64599-5_5  

Walid, M., & Luetz, J.M. (2018). From Education for Sustainable Development to Education for Environmental Sustainability: Reconnecting the Disconnected SDGs. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research (pp. 803–826). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_49  

Norsworthy, B., Dowden, T., & Luetz, J.M. (2018). Learning and Loves Envisaged Through the Lens of James K. A. Smith—Reimagining Christian Education Today. In J.M. Luetz, T. Dowden, & B. Norsworthy (Eds.), Reimagining Christian Education—Cultivating Transformative Approaches (pp. 3–15). Springer Nature, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0851-2_1  

Luetz, J.M. (2017). Climate Change and Migration in the Maldives: Some Lessons for Policy Makers. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries (pp. 35–69). Springer Nature, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50094-2_3  

Conferences

Luetz, J.M. & Nunn, P. (2019, August 21). Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches. In 2nd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region, Lautoka, Fiji, 21–22 Aug. 2019; (slides; video; photo); doi:10.1007/978-3-030-40552-6_15 

Luetz, J.M. (2019, August 2). Novel Perspectives on Abortion from Phenomenology Research: A Manifesto for Consulting the Unconsulted. In ACHEA 2019: Christian Education—Reason and Relevance, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Brisbane, 31 Jul–2 Aug. 2019.  

Buxton, G., Luetz, J.M., & Shaw S. (2019, August 1). Towards an Embodied Pedagogy in Educating for Creation Care. In ACHEA 2019: Christian Education—Reason and Relevance, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Brisbane, 31 Jul–2 Aug. 2019. 

Luetz, J.M. & Beaumont, S. (2018, June 29). Community Gardening: Integrating Social Responsibility and Sustainability in a Higher Education Setting—A Case Study from Australia. In World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability. University of Edinburgh, Scotland (slides); doi:10.1007/978-3-030-03562-4_26 

Unger, J.M., & Luetz, J.M. (2018, June 29). Engaging Employees in Corporate Social Responsibility Projects—A Case Study from the Lufthansa Group Showcasing Experiences and Lessons Gathered in Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and Columbia. In World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability. University of Edinburgh, Scotland; (BEST PAPER PRIZE); (slides); doi:10.1007/978-3-030-03562-4_13 

Luetz, J.M. & Walid, M. (2018, June 28). Social Responsibility Versus Sustainable Development in United Nations Policy Documents: A Meta-analytical Review of Key Terms in Human Development Reports. In World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability. University of Edinburgh, Scotland (slides); doi:10.1007/978-3-030-03562-4_16 

Luetz, J.M. (2017, August 18). Envisioning Christian Higher Education in a Disaster-Prone World: Perspectives from Poor and Marginalised Communities. In ACHEA 2017: Envisioning Christian Higher Education. Alphacrucis College, Parramatta, Sydney.  

Luetz, J.M., & Havea, P. H. (2017, July 6). “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. In World Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities. Apia, Samoa. (BEST PAPER PRIZE); (slides); doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70703-7_1 

Luetz, J.M. (2016, July 26). Climate Change and Migration in the Maldives: Some Lessons for Policy Makers. In Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region. Lautoka, Fiji. Presentation. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50094-2_3 

Luetz, J.M., & Sultana, N. (2016, July 19). Education as the aspirational sine qua non for human flourishing: Case study from Bangladesh. In Research Symposium Learning and Loves—Re-Imagining Christian Education. Brisbane, Australia (Christian Heritage College); 18–19 July 2016. Presented video documentary; doi:10.1007/978-3-319-98294-6_37 

Luetz, J.M., Buxton, G, Bangert, K. (2016, July 19). Education: Success factor for poverty reduction, environmental justice & intergenerational equity. In Research Symposium Learning and Loves—Re-Imagining Christian Education. Brisbane, Australia (Christian Heritage College); 18–19 July 2016. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-0851-2_4 

Other

Editorial leadership experience

Associate Editor on Vol. 4 (Quality Education) of the peer reviewed multivolume Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals—Transforming the World We Want, the largest editorial project on sustainable development ever undertaken, and the world’s most comprehensive publication on the United Nations SDGs. Comprising 17 volumes and 1,700 book chapters, the encyclopedia is part of Springer Nature’s award-winning World Sustainability Series 

Invited Symposium Co-Chair § Lautoka, Fiji; (21–22 August 2019): SECOND SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN THE PACIFIC REGION. Invited Co-Chair by Prof W Leal Filho; Video; Participant Photo; (20+ presentations / contributions; 40+ delegates). Arising publication 

Conference Chair § Brisbane, Australia (State Library of Queensland) (31 July–2 August 2019): CHRISTIAN EDUCATION—REASON AND RELEVANCE with Dr B Green, Rev D Paterson, Dr S Hoogstra. Chaired organising committee (7 members) of biennial Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance (ACHEA) Research Conference (50 contributions; 40+ institutions; 70+ delegates). Arising book publication (Springer Nature, Singapore) 

Symposium Chair § Brisbane, Australia (Christian Heritage College) (18–19 July 2016): LEARNING AND LOVES—RE-IMAGINING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION with Dr James K A Smith. Chaired steering committee (8 members); organised CHC’s inaugural research symposium (40 authors, 80+ delegates). Arising book publication (Springer Nature, Singapore) 

Selected invited contributions

Invited speaker § (2017, May 19): ‘Climate change and migration in the Maldives: Some lessons for policy makers’, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast (flyer) 

Invited speaker § (2017, Mar. 9): ‘Climate science, religion and the politics of climate change’, Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, Emmanuel College, University of Queensland (post-event synthesis by Dr P. Tyson on scepticism; arising publication) 

Invited delegate § Quito/Tena, Ecuador (2013, Dec. 1–7): Invited to review IKIAM Universidad Regional Amazónica: Proposal for the Establishment of the Amazonian University IKIAM in Ecuador (program; photo 60 invited delegates) 

Town & Gown Speech § (3 Sep. 2013): Invited to deliver Ph.D. research to UNSW Chancellor David Gonski AC, President and Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer AO and more than 300 guests comprising academics, business leaders, government representatives, the not-for-profit sector and the diplomatic corps at annual UNSW Town & Gown signature dinner. One of four selected UNSW Ph.D. researchers; Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia, UNSW Sydney. 

Invited speaker § London School of Theology, UK (2011, Sep. 5–9): Bolivia Ph.D. field research presentation. World Vision International Global Resilience Forum: Community Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Environment & Climate Issues Groups joint conference (photo) 

Invited discussion group leader § Phuket, Thailand (2010, Jul. 6–8): World Vision International Global Disaster Risk Review: Global Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Community Resilience Programme (CRP) Review Learning Workshop (agenda; overview; workshop photo) 

Invited speaker § Ottawa, Canada (2010, May 5–11): World Vision International Global Relief Forum; Humanitarian Imperative: Towards Destination 2020. Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) global gathering (program; presentation on leadership) 

World Vision invited participant § University College London (UCL), UK (2010, Apr. 26): Disaster Risk Micro-Insurance Workshop @ Aon Benfield Hazards Research Centre. Joint initiative between World Vision International, Aon Benfield UCL Hazards Research Centre & Microensure (program) 

Invited keynote speaker and panellist § Bangkok, Thailand (2010, Feb. 11–12): Multi Emergency Learning Event: World Vision Asia Pacific Regional Consultation; Humanitarian framework Ph.D. research presentation, panel discussion (program) 

Invited researcher § Geneva, Switzerland (2009, May 12–13): World Vision Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) meeting: Ph.D. research proposal presentation to World Vision International and Asia Pacific HEA international directors 

Invited speaker § Restenäs, Sweden (2009, Jan. 19–23): University of the Nations (UOFN), Faculty of Christian Ministries: Week of lectures in the School of Biblical Studies II (SBS) CCM 312: The Gospel of John—Inductive Bible Study (introduction; complete presentation) 

Invited speaker § Singapore, International Plaza (2008, Sep. 19): Singapore media launch of Planet Prepare: Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. Presentation to Singapore press (report; press release; Pressemitteilung) 

Invited speaker § Bangkok, Thailand (2008, Sep. 18): Asia Pacific media launch of Planet Prepare: Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. Presentation to regional press and INGO practitioners (report; press release; Pressemitteilung) 

Invited keynote speaker § Bangkok, Thailand (2008, Aug. 11–15): Integrated Ministry Quality (IMQ) Forum: World Vision Asia Pacific Region (APR) National Directors and Relief Practitioners Meeting. Presentation of research relating to Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2008 

Recent invited journal peer reviewer activity  

(publons verified) 

Climate and Development (Taylor & Francis; 2020) 

Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (Springer Nature; 2020) 

Sustainability (MDPI; 2020; Reviewer Certificate) 

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier; 2020) 

Territory, Politics, Governance (Taylor & Francis; 2019) 

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (Emerald; 2019, 2017) 

Urban Planning (Cogitatio; 2018) 

Community Education

Public lecture Lutwyche/Brisbane; Theology on Tap (2018, November 4): Lecture Title: ‘Longing and Belonging: Biographical and Biblical Reflections on Home and Homelessness’; The Crown Hotel (invite)

Public lecture Lutwyche/Brisbane; Theology on Tap (2016, November 6): ‘Is there any common ground between climate science, social justice and biblical theology? A discussion informed by multidisciplinary perspectives’; The Crown Hotel (invite; event website; slides) 

Doctoral Dissertation