Dr Brian Coffey

Dr Brian Coffey joined the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies in February 2015 as Lecturer in Sustainability and Urban Planning.

Prior to this, Brian held postdoctoral research fellowships in the Alfred Deakin Research Institute at Deakin University from 2010 to 2015.

His research interests centre on the policy and governance dimensions of sustainability and science-policy relations, and he has published in a variety of public policy and environmental policy, planning, and management journals.

Prior to completing his PhD, Brian worked in a variety of environmental policy and planning roles within the Victoria public service.

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Enhancing Science Impact: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice for Sustainability

Sustainability challenges blur the boundaries between academic disciplines, between research, policy and practice, and between states, markets and society. There is also significant policy interest in ensuring that the research undertaken by universities and other scientific organisations has impact.

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Why ‘green cities’ need to become a deeply lived experience

Enthusiasm for urban greening is at a high point, and rightly so. Green space is increasingly recognised as useful for moderating the heat island effect. Hence, this helps cities adapt to, and reduce the consequences of, climate change.

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Unpacking the politics of natural capital and economic metaphors in environmental policy discourse

Coffey, B 2016, 'Unpacking the politics of natural capital and economic metaphors in environmental policy discourse', Environmental Politics, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 203-222.

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Trust and knowledge exchange in coastal settings

This paper contributes to an improved understanding of the importance of trust in coastal zone management and what might be done to enhance it.

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Overlapping forms of knowledge in environmental governance: Exploring environmental policy

Coffey, B 2014, 'Overlapping forms of knowledge in environmental governance: comparing environmental policy workers' perceptions', Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: research and practice, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 215-228.

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