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Dr Cathryn Hamilton 

Position: Research Fellow
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: School of Natural and Built Environments
Campus: City East Campus
(Cathryn Hamilton is currently on leave - last day on leave is Friday, 25 April 2014)

Position: Course Coordinator
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: School of Natural and Built Environments
Campus: Mawson Lakes Campus

Office: BJ3-07
Telephone: +61 8 830 21042
Fax:
Email: Cathryn_dot_Hamilton_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Cathryn.Hamilton


Cathryn Hamilton graduated from University of South Australia in 2007 with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. In December 2011, her PhD was conferred by the University of South Australia. The title of her Thesis was 'The role of local government to support community carbon reduction: an analysis of capacity to act and climate change governance'. Cathryn's PhD research was undertaken concurrently with research for the ARC Linkage Project (2007-2010)- Carbon Neutral Communities - Making the Transition. This project was administered by RMIT University in Victoria and included local government in South Australia and Victoria as key industry partners.

Cathryn has reviewed methods for establishing the carbon profile of communities - local government areas; she has conducted renewable energy resource assessments for local government areas; she has contributed to the analysis of policies and plans for health services and environmental services as part of the NCCARF funded Learning from Regional Climate Analogues project in 2010-2011.

From July to November 2011, Cathryn scoped new research related to innovative products and construction systems for sustainable housing in inner-city and inner-suburban locations. This project, which is led by Professor Steffen Lehmann of the Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b), was identified as an Icon project for the Barbara Hardy Institute.

Cathryn is a Governor appointed Member of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. She has over 20 years experience in environmental management in the South Australian Government, mainly related to water, wastewater and agricultural wastes.


Links to other sites



Barbara Hardy Institute


Carbon Neutral Communities - Making the Transition


Carbon Neutral Communities - Making the Transition - Research Reports


Teaching interests

  • Understanding Cities and Regions
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Issues including Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Social Issues in Urban Planning

I teach the following courses

ENVT 1013Environment: A Human Perspective


Professional associations

Planning Institute of Australia - graduate member

Alternative Technology Association - Committee Member

Australian Solar Energy Society - member


Qualifications

PhD (2011, University of South Australia)

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (2007, UniSA)

Graduate Certificate in Management (1996, UniSA)

Bachelor Applied Science (Chemistry & Microbiology) (1979, South Australian Institute of Technology)


Research interests

  • Local Governance of Climate Change
  • Barriers to uptake of Renewable Energy in the community
  • Urban Design to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions
  • Renewable Energy Resource Assessments
  • Behaviour Change Programs

Research publications

Hamilton, C (accepted for publication in 2012), The capacity of local government to support community carbon reduction. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Common Ground Publishing.

Hamilton, C 2011, Renewable energy, planning policy and local government's capacity to act, Proceedings of the 5th State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC2011), Melbourne.

Hamilton, C 2011, Local capacity for carbon reduction, in P Roetman and C Daniels (eds) Creating sustainable communities in a changing world, Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide.

Kellett, J, Ness, D, Hamilton, C, Pullen, S, Leditschke, A 2011, Learning from regional climate analogues, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 166pp.

Sunter P, Hamilton, C and Kellett, J 2010, 'Renewable Energy Resource Assessment for the City of Onkaparinga', Report to City of Onkaparinga, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.

Kellett, J & Hamilton, C 2009, 'Energy & Carbon Estimates for the City of Onkaparinga’, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.

Kellett, J & Hamilton, C 2009, ‘Decarbonising the local economy: Planning for renewable energy in urban areas’, in Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities (SOAC 2009), Perth, Western Australia.

Hamilton, C 2009, 'The power of rooftops in a carbon neutral future', RICS Oceania Best Research Paper 2009. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Source: http://www.rics.org/site/scripts/download_info.aspx?fileID=4438

Kellett, J & Hamilton, C 2009, 'Carbon Reduction at the Local Level', The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol 5, Number 1. http://www.Sustainability-Journal.com, ISSN 1832-2077

Hamilton, C, Kellett, J & Moore, T 2008, 'Resourcing a low carbon future', ISES-AP - 3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference – Asia Pacific Region (ISES-AP-08) Incorporating the 46th ANZSES Conference 25-28 November 2008 Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

Kellett, J & Hamilton, C 2008, 'Low carbon futures: Renewable energy potential in Playford', Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) South Australian Conference – Climate change: Engaging the elements. Nuriootpa, South Australia. 28 February to 1 March 2008

Hamilton, C, Kellett, J & Yuan, X 2008, 'Carbon profiling: An analysis of methods for establishing the local emissions baseline', in Proceedings of the 3rd International Solar Cities Congress. 17-21 February 2008. pp331-340. Adelaide. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/07ohncpzgy82.pdf

Hamilton, C 2008, 'Renewable energy resource assessment methods and methodologies for assessment at LGA scale – a study of the City of Playford'. Working Paper for the Carbon Neutral Communities – Making the Transition Project. RMIT University and University of South Australia. Source: URL http://mams.rmit.edu.au/djp8scpzgy82.pdf

Hamilton, C 2007, 'Carbon assessment methods and methodologies for carbon assessment at LGA scale'. Working Paper for the Carbon Neutral Communities – Making the Transition Project. RMIT University and University of South Australia. Source: URL: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/04ubrvl2j0ts1.pdf




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