Georgina Cundill


Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

Georgina is a social ecologist and Senior Lecturer at Rhodes University.

With a PhD in Environmental Science focused on social ecology and social-ecological systems, Georgina is an interdisciplinary researcher whose research addresses the human dimensions of natural resource governance. Georgina has a more specific interest in social learning and designing collaborative research and decision-making processes. Her main research focus at present is on questions related to land rights, social justice and protected areas.

Her research predominantly takes place in South Africa, however she works with students and collaborators in Chile, India, Australia, Sweden and the United States of America. For instance, Georgina has worked on various aspects of co-management of common pool resources in South Africa, on governance questions related to small-scale fisheries in Chile, and on participatory research methodologies in Peru.

In addition to being a member of the ecoSERVICES Scientific Steering Committee, Georgina is the co-lead of the Collaborative Governance and Management working group of the Programme for Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) as well as a co-lead of the Transdisciplinarity working group of the Southern African Programme for Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS). Georgina is also an active member of the Southern African Node of the Resilience Alliance.

August 2016