This Research Fellow position is part of a research team working on an Australian Research Council Discovery project, titled "Sea-level rise and everyday lives in small island states". This position involves the design of data collection activities, fieldwork across various sites (specifically in Fiji), data management and analysis, contribution to research outputs including journal articles, and working closely with other members of the research team.
The project at large aims to advance understanding of the impacts of sea-level rise, other climate impacts and associated policy responses on the everyday lives of low-lying island communities. It focuses particularly on accommodation, relocation, and fortification/protection in Fiji and in the Maldives. It will use qualitative and visual methods to analyse people's everyday experiences and practices. The project aims to produce findings of significance for countries facing the threat of sea-level rise, and national governments and international agencies that support and fund climate adaptation. The research team includes Dr Celia McMichael (University of Melbourne), Dr Karen McNamara (University of Queensland), Prof Uma Kothari (University of Melbourne), and Dr Alex Arnall (University of Reading, UK).