Dr Keri Chiveralls

Speaking @ Polyfaces

Dr Keri Chiveralls is Discipline Leader of the Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design at CQUniversity. She is also a cultural anthropologist with an interest in environmental anthropology, social movement studies and theories of social change. She received her doctorate in anthropology/social inquiry from the University of Adelaide in 2008 and has gone on to publish numerous research outputs including presentations at national and international conferences, book chapters, journal and magazine articles.

She recently completed a Research Fellowship at UniSA, where she was engaged on a number of different projects looking at social and cultural aspects associated with ‘sustainability’ in construction, including conducting fieldwork in the permaculture and ‘natural’/alternative building movements, and lecturing in ‘sustainable  development: a global perspective’ and ‘social and community planning’.

After returning from participation in the Dialogue Days for the drafting of the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, Keri became a member of Transition Adelaide Hills, and a passionate advocate for transition towards sustainability and beyond. She is currently relishing the challenge of applying her background in cultural anthropology and sustainability to the task of co-ordinating and developing one of the world’s first tertiary level permaculture programs at CQUniversity