Affiliated projects and centres
SPHERE–Study of the Planetary Human-Environment Relationship—is a European Research Council-funded project based at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. SPHERE is a historical study of a comprehensive and complex governance issue in the contemporary world: humanity’s relation to planetary conditions and constraints.
The Pacific Circle supports and promotes research and exchanges in the history of science, medicine, and other practices of knowledge in the Asia-Pacific. It takes knowledge to encompass a cross-cultural diversity of beliefs about the workings of the universe and the command of a myriad of techniques applied to investigations and manipulations of worldly phenomena.
Researchers at the Sydney Centre for Healthy Societies harness social science and humanities expertise to understand and transform how health and social life intersect on our changing planet. Working across scales of observation from the microbial to the planetary, the Centre highlights how historical context, political arrangements, economic structures, enduring inequalities, and interspecies and environmental relations both produce health problems and might map paths to new solutions.
Led by Paul Rhodes and James Dunk at the University of Sydney, the Ecological Emotions Research Lab explores new methods for engaging with ecological distress, grief, anxiety, and other forms of ecological emotion – particularly in community settings.
AusSTS is a network of researchers in science and technology studies (STS) in
Australasia. It hosts social, professional, and academic events to create a community in STS across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. AusSTS has local nodes in Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, and Wellington.
The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine exists to promote the academic study of the history of health sciences within the Australia-Pacific. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history of health and illness.
The Charles Perkins Centre is a large multidisciplinary research centre committed to improving global health. Based at the University of Sydney, its unique, complex-systems approach allows it to bring together researchers in unexpected research collaborations across four domains: biology; populations; society and environment; and solutions.
Lead chief investigator
Warwick Anderson, Janet Dora Hine Professor of Politics, Governance and Ethics, School of Social and Political Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney
Other chief investigators
Jakelin Troy, Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, Research Portfolio & Professor of Linguistics, University of Sydney
Tony Capon, Director, Monash Sustainable Development Institute & Professor of Planetary Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Sverker Sörlin, Professor, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH
Postdoctoral research fellow
James Dunk, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney
Mujahid, School of Humanities, University of Sydney