BiographyDr Jane Palmer is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland. She has degrees in philosophy and architecture, and a doctorate from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. Her doctoral research was based on ethnographic fieldwork in Indonesia, and she has since been appointed to research fellowships at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and the University of Southern Queensland to undertake ethnographic projects in regional and remote Australia. Prior to her academic career, she worked for several years in northern Australia with Indigenous communities as an architect and project manager. Her research interests include the use of ethnographic storytelling methods to explore the processes of trauma, grief, resilience and adaptation. Her current projects are focused on supporting communities in South-West Queensland to engage with cultural heritage and explore its connection with wellbeing. Jane has published in the areas of ethics, fieldwork methodologies, futures studies and climate change adaptation.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Trauma and resilience
Climate change adaptation
Cultural and historical studies of communities