Vanessa Bowden

University of Newcastle Business School

Vanessa Bowden is a sociologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Newcastle.

Her research explores the social constructions of environmental knowledge, specifically looking at climate adaptation in local communities and the politics of energy transitions. She is currently working on an Australian Research Council-funded project researching the influence of the fossil fuel sector on Australian climate policy with Professors Daniel Nyberg at the University of Newcastle and Christopher Wright at Sydney University.

Vanessa has published in journals including Global Environmental Change, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Politics and the Journal of Sociology.

Vanessa Bowden is a Research Affiliate of the Sydney Environment Institute.