Dr Raven Cretney

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Qualifications: BA (Victoria University of Wellington, MEnvi (Victoria University of Wellington), PhD (RMIT)

About Raven

Raven's research focuses on the politics of disaster response and recovery, the theory and practice of effective citizen engagement and participation, and community led approaches to environmental management and conservation. Her work spans the disciplines of human geography and political science.

She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in environmental planning in the School of Social Sciences.

She has also taught in the areas of human geography, environmental studies, development studies, and environmental politics and policy.

Research Interests

Her research interests include: disaster politics; resilience; activism; citizen engagement and participation; conservation & participatory environmental management.

Recent Publications

  • Kurian, P., Munshi, D., Cretney, R., Morrison, S., & Kathlene, L. (2022). The cultural politics of climate change adaptation: an analysis of the tourism sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. Political Science, online, 1-18. doi:10.1080/00323187.2021.2021803

  • Barrett, P., Cretney, R., Kurian, P., & Simmonds, N. (2021). Shifting discourses of nature in participatory processes for environmental management. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 1-20. doi:10.1080/23276665.2021.1972322

  • Barrett, P., Kurian, P., Simmonds, N., & Cretney, R. (2021). Explaining reflexive governance through discursive institutionalism: estuarine restoration in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. doi:10.1080/1523908X.2021.1885358

  • Nissen, S., & Cretney, R. (2021). Retrofitting an emergency approach to the climate crisis: A study of two climate emergency declarations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. doi:10.1177/23996544211028901

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Environment Issues; Environmental Policy and Politics; Environmental Politics; Geography; Human Geography

Disaster Politics; Resilience; Activism