Rebecca’s research interests are in the underlying basis for public views about forest management in people’s aesthetic responses and their more cognitive values, beliefs and decision-making processes. In 2006 she completed a PhD titled Social acceptability of forest management systems and has since extended this work to the broader landscape context. Prior to commencing the PhD, Rebecca worked for about thirteen years in policy implementation and development with the Victorian and Federal governments This experience sparked a broad interest in the ways the general public and interest group members value and perceive forests, and a corresponding interest in how social research can inform forest policy and management. Rebecca contributes to teaching in subjects such as: Community Natural Resource Management; Social Impact Assessment; Social Research Methods and Sustainable Forest Management.
Institute of Foresters of Australia.
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