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Emeritus Prof. Stuart Hill

University of Western Sydney


Dr Stuart B. Hill is an ecologist, who has done research on soil animals, agroecology and insect pests; he also trained and practiced as a psychotherapist. He was appointed Professor and Foundation Chair of Social Ecology at Western Sydney University in 1995. At WSU he taught Qualitative Research Methodology, Social Ecology Research, Transformative Learning, Leadership and Change, and Sustainability, Leadership and Change: A Social Ecology Perspective. He was appointed Emeritus Professor in 2013 in the School of Education.

His PhD (1969) was a ground-breaking whole ecosystem study of community and energy relationships.

Prior to 1995 he was at McGill University, in Montreal, where he was responsible for the zoology degree, and where in 1974 he established Ecological Agriculture Projects, a resource centre for sustainable agriculture (

He has published over 350 papers and reports. His latest books are Ecological Pioneers: A Social History of Australian Ecological Thought and Action (with Martin Mulligan; Cambridge UP, 2001), Learning for Sustainable Living: Psychology of Ecological Transformation (with Werner Sattmann-Frese; Lulu, 2008), Social Ecology: Applying Ecological Understanding to our Lives and our Planet (with David Wright and Catherine Camden-Pratt [Eds.]; Hawthorn, 2011) and Social Ecology and Education: Transforming Worldviews and Practices (with David Wright [Eds.]; Routledge, 2021).

Some of his PPT presentations are available at:

Emeritus Prof. Stuart Hill
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