Skye Turner-Walker

PhD Scholar
Fenner School of Environment & Society

Skye Turner-Walker, is a PhD student with ANU’s Fenner School of Environment and Society, who is currently hosted by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Skye’s professional career over more than 15 years has been in environment, climate and development issues across Australia and the Asia-Pacific for the United Nations and development agencies, research institutes, NGOs and government. Skye’s work has covered roles such as Climate Change Advisor to National Environment Directorates , Climate Change Specialist on UN programmes, Climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist, Project Formulation, Research Associate and Coordinator of Asia-Pacific-wide climate change adaptation knowledge and research platforms, as well as project management across government environmental projects and programmes. Skye holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Environment, and Masters in International Urban and Environmental Management

Research interests

Skye is researching community responses to climate change adaptation and development programming in Indonesia. Skye’s PhD research focuses on the engagement processes of climate adaptation programming under Indonesia’s national adaptation planning frameworks. The research is focused on the ways in which climate change adaptation programmes intersect with local village resource governance and socio-cultural contexts in Java and Maluku, and the level of local participation in directing programmatic activities in determining adaptation outcomes post-programmes.

Skye is supervised by Professor Jamie Pittock