Andrew McGregor

Associate Professor

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I am a human geographer who studies human-environment interactions in Australia and Southeast Asia. My research explores innovative responses to global environmental change.  I am particularly interested in contributing to the development of more ethical, just and resilient multispecies societies in relation to food and forests.  I have two main research programs and another in development.

  1. Food futures.  This program explores innovations in the food sector that seek to mitigate the environmental impacts of food systems - and animal agriculture in particular.  Responses include manipulation of animal bodies, cellular agriculture, restorative agriculture, alternative proteins, and adoption of flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan diets.  The aim is to identify possibilities and barriers for  developing improved food systems.   
  2. Avoiding deforestation. This program explores global initiatives to prevent forest emissions in Indonesia.  The research traces the impacts of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) on people and places, exploring how the program can become more effective, equitable and just. 
  3. Animals in development.  This is a new research agenda that focuses on the experiences of non-human animals in development processes.  Animals are chronically under-researched in development studies and yet their lives and habitats are fundamentally entangled.  In this research project I am developing a multispecies approach to development studies.

Most of my research focuses on Australia, New Zealand and the Southeast Asian region, particularly Timor-Leste, Myanmar and Indonesia. I also co-Chair the Environments Societies and Power research cluster. I welcome research enquiries on any of these or related topics.

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Outputs 1998 2020

Women's mobility, neighbourhood socio-ecologies and homemaking in urban informal settlements

Alam, A., McGregor, A. & Houston, D., 17 Feb 2020, In : Housing Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

informal settlement

Rescaling political ecology? World regional approaches to climate change in the Asia Pacific

Miller, F. P. & McGregor, A., 20 May 2019, In : Progress in Human Geography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

environmental policy
climate change
political ecology

Sociocarbon cycles: assembling and governing forest carbon in Indonesia

McGregor, A., Challies, E., Thomas, A., Astuti, R., Howson, P., Afiff, S., Kindon, S. & Bond, S., Feb 2019, In : Geoforum. 99, p. 32-41 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

political program
social research
climate change

Spiritual enrichment or ecological protection? A multi-scale analysis of cultural ecosystem services at the Mai Pokhari, a Ramsar site of Nepal

Chaudhary, S., McGregor, A., Houston, D. & Chettri, N., Oct 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 39, p. 1-10 10 p., 100972.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ecosystem service
ecosystem services
policy making

Vegan environmentalism: practicing care for socioecological futures

McGregor, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Vegan geographies: ethics beyond violence.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

The Future of Meat Alternatives

Andrew McGregor


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