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Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles

BEd(Hons)(Griff), PhD(CQU)

Executive Dean

Faculty of Education

+61 07 5589 3130
[email protected]
Gold Coast, C5.24, Gold Coast
Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles


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Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles is a Professor of Sustainability, Environment and Education at Southern Cross University.  She is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, as well as the Research Leader of the ‘Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education’ (SEAE) Research Centre. 


Professor Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles’s research centres on climate change, childhoodnature, posthuman philosophy, and child-framed research methodologies. She is particularly focussed on the pivot points between climate, childhood, Country, and education. She has led over 40 national/international research projects and published more than 150 publications. Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles’s most recent book is entitled ‘Posthuman Research Playspaces: Climate Child Imaginaries’ (with Rousell, Routledge).


Amy has been recognised for both her teaching and research excellence in environmental education, including an OLT Teaching Excellence Award, Citation and the Australian Association for Environmental Education Fellowship (Life Achievement Award) for her outstanding contribution to environmental education research. Amy is also the immediate past Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of Environmental Education (Cambridge University Press).

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