Professor Lesley Head FASSA FAHA is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Head of the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne.
She held an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship at the University Wollongong from 2009-14. Her research focusses on both prehistoric and contemporary human interactions with the Australian environment, drawing on archaeology, physical geography and cultural geography. From this empirical base she has contributed to international debates about relationships between society and nature. Her most recent research has been on the cultural dimensions of environmental issues including climate change. Lesley was King Carl XVI Visiting Professor in Environmental Science in Sweden (2005-06), and was awarded the Vega Medal of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (2015).