RESEARCH & PRESENTATIONS
Charlie’s teaching and research revolve around working towards environmental and community sustainability, applied ethics, social inclusivity, communications and ‘sense of place’.
In addition, Charlie is involved in developing qualitative research methodologies that measure the effectiveness of community and environmental programs. Charlie has also travelled internationally as a guest speaker and brings both local and global understandings to his work. Through attending and presenting at conferences, running workshops and visiting sustainability projects and places he inspires and is inspired by sustainability work around the globe.
Current and recent projects have included research on Coffs Harbour Innovation Farm and Clarence Valley Healthy Communities Initiative & Gumbayngirr Cultural Connections
Evaluation of Coffs Coast Innovation Farm. Horticultural therapy & sense of place to foster social inclusion
Situating Place-Practice: Critical Reflections on Conservation, Sustainability & Environmental Education
Australian Landcare Movement: Lets celebrate then radically redesign for the next 25 years. ‘Celebrating our history, growing our future’
‘Local entrepreneurs as agents of change and regional development: their role in delivering a place-based Healthy Communities Initiative in regional NSW’
‘Therapeutic Benefits Derived from Practices of Caring for Place’
AABAT Forum Canberra 2014
‘In the shadows of regional development: Early findings of the Healthy Communities Initiative in regional NSW’