Dr Raven Cretney

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Research Officer

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

About Raven

I am a social scientist working across the disciplines of human geography and political science. My research focusses 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.

I have taught in the areas of human geography, environmental studies, development studies, and environmental politics and policy.

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Thomas, A., Cretney, R., & Hayward, B. (2019). Student Strike 4 Climate: Justice, emergency and citizenship. New Zealand Geographer. doi:10.1111/nzg.12229

  • Barrett, P., Kurian, P., Simmonds, N., & Cretney, R. (2019). Community participation in the development of the Ōngātoro/Maketū Estuary project: The socio‐ecological dimensions of restoring an interconnected ecosystem. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. doi:10.1002/aqc.3048

  • Cretney, R. (2019). “An opportunity to hope and dream”: Disaster politics and the emergence of possibility through community-led recovery. Antipode, 51(2), 497-516. doi:10.1111/anti.12431

  • Hagedorn, G., Kalmus, P., Mann, M., Vicca, S., Van den Berge, J., Van Ypersele, J. P., . . . Hayhoe, K. (2019). Concerns of young protesters are justified. Science, 364(6436), 139-140. doi:10.1126/science.aax3807

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

Disaster Politics; Resilience; Activism