Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


My research explores concepts and practices of justice in the context of global environmental change, with an empirical focus on grassroots, community and activist responses to climate change. Prior to joining Macquarie University, I held postdoctoral positions at Durham University, UK and City University of Hong Kong where I conducted research on low carbon urban transitions and climate governance; NGO discourses of energy justice; low carbon communities and social justice; and energy vulnerability in communities. My current projects focus on the politics and governance of urban climate justice across the Asia-Pacific region. I co-lead the Faculty of Arts research stream on ‘Activism, Rights and Justice’ with Dr Amy Barrow (Law).


I currently convene and teach the following units:

  • GEOP1080 Urban Planet: Cities and Planning in the Anthropocene
  • GEOP2010/GEOP6080 Theory and Methods in Human Geography

I also convene a colloquium A Global Perspective on Climate Justice for the MQ Global Leadership Program.

Research student supervision

Ting Ting Tracy Cheung (Joint PhD with Hamburg University) The role of cities in low-carbon energy transitions.

Anisha Humphreys (MRes) Renewable energy and communities in Australia.

Nicole McNamara (PhD) Understanding Cycling: Practices and Experiences in Sydney. Completed 2018

Olivia Ya-Ju Hsieh (MRes) Interrogating Corporate Social Responsibility through the lens of environmental justice: The case of corporate waste. Completed 2018

Margaret Page (MRes) Energy transitions, intermediaries and home battery storage in Australia. Completed 2017

Niru Gurung (MRes) Climate Justice and Gender: A Study of Metropolitan Sydney Local Councils’ Climate Policy. Completed 2015

Nirodha Neupane (MRes) Optimizing the number and location of public litter bins using Geographic Information Systems. Completed 2015

External positions

Visiting Scholar, Fudan Tyndall Centre, Fudan University

2017 → …

Fellow, Asian Energy Studies Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University

2016 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Sara Fuller is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 9 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


Research Outputs

Towards a politics of urban climate responsibility: insights from Hong Kong and Singapore

Fuller, S., May 2020, In : Urban Studies. 57, 7, p. 1469-1484 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Configuring climate responsibility in the city: carbon footprints and climate justice in Hong Kong

    Fuller, S., 2019, Routledge handbook of climate justice. Jafry, T. (ed.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 290-298 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Narratives of energy poverty in Hong Kong

    Fuller, S., Barber, L. B. & Mah, D. N., 15 May 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 191, p. 52-58 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The politics of energy justice

    Fuller, S., Aug 2019, The Oxford handbook of energy politics. Hancock, K. J. & Allison, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Configuring climate responsibility in the city: carbon footprints and climate justice in Hong Kong

    Fuller, S., Dec 2017, In : Area. 49, 4, p. 519-525 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Editorial work

    Bristol University Press (Publisher)

    Sara Fuller (Member of editorial board)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    Press / Media

    Students crucial for climate justice

    Sara Fuller


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research