Professor Stewart Lockie is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Cairns Institute at James Cook University.
Professor Lockie is an environmental sociologist whose research addresses environmental governance and risk in a variety of contexts including climate change, biodiversity conservation, agriculture and food security, the greening of consumption practices, and the social impacts of resource development. Professor Lockie is committed to lifting research capacity and impact among the social sciences and humanities in the South Pacific and across the broader tropical region.
Professor Lockie is the current President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Environment and Society and a member of the International Council for Science’s Committee for Scientific Planning and Review. He is Foundation Editor of the journal Environmental Sociology and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He is a member of the Great Barrier Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program’s social, economic and institutional feasibility sub-project.