Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) Research Cluster

Our team

SEAE Research Leader

Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles


Dr Sue Elliott, University of New England
Dr Peta White, Deakin University
Elisabeth Barratt Hacking, University of Bath
University of Gloucestershire
Professor David Sobel, Antioch University New England
Professor Margaret Somerville, Western Sydney University
Professor Susan Edwards, Australian Catholic University
Associate Professor Sandra Wooltornton, University of Notre Dame
Dr Helen Widdop Quinton, Victoria University
Associate Professor Judith McNeil, University of New England


Youth4Sea Exhibition

24 October - 8 November: Everyone is welcome to view this exhibition at the SCU Gold Coast Library

Past Events

  • 1 November 2018: Roundtable - Making your research (impact) count: The Rule of Five by A/Professor David Zyngier
  • 26 October 2018: Roundtable 2 for A Diversion Program for At Risk and Disengaged Youth: A Collaborative Approach
  • 23 October 2018: Pre-Book Launch - Touchstones For Deterritorialising Socioecological Learning: The Anthropocene, Posthumanism And Commonworlds As Creative Milieux
  • 12 October 2018: Roundtable 1 for A Diversion Program for At Risk and Disengaged Youth: A Collaborative Approach

Recent research projects

CC + ME is a project that empowers children and young people in Northern NSW to engage in climate change research and action. We want to learn about and develop the awareness, attitudes and actions of children and young people towards climate change. Visit the CC + ME website to find out more.

CubeWalk is a network of interactive public artworks which have been installed across the Lismore campus of Southern Cross University. CubeWalk draws on the natural and cultural dimensions of the campus to create spaces for engaging with sustainability as a dynamic process of social and ecological change.

NatureCollective - is 'nature' diminishing in childhood? Research increasingly shows a serious decline in human interactions and experience in nature. There is speculation that the impact of not experiencing nature is severe and has been referred to as 'nature-deficit' disorder. This study aims to understand the extent of this phenomenon from the perspective of children and young people across different cultural contexts.

News and recent grant successes

Connecting with SEAE

Student-staff affiliated groups

For the student-staff affiliated groups please contact the following students if you’re interested in being involved in campus-based sustainability initiatives:

Gold Coast (Environmental): Maia Osborn, 

Lismore (Lismore Environment Collective): Simone Blom, 

Coffs (Coffs Environment Group): Lisa Siegel,