Dr Vanessa Lamb is a Geographer at the University of Melbourne. As a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (formerly the School of Geography) she focuses research and teaching on human-environment geographies and political ecology of Southeast Asia. Dr. Lamb completed her dissertation, Ecologies of Rule and Resistance, focused on the politics of ecological knowledge and development of the Salween River at York University’s Department of Geography in 2014.

Her professional experiences include policy analysis and research into the social dimensions of environmental and climate change with Oxfam, International Rivers, TERRA, and UN Women. Dr Lamb was also the inaugural Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia (UCRSEA) research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada and is an affiliated researcher with the York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Research Interests

human-environment geography, political ecology, political geography, geographies of water justice, international water governance, rivers, climate and environmental change, science studies, feminist political ecology