Moving Oceans is inspired
by an multi-disciplinary approach
Dr Rebecca Olive
Rebecca Olive is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland. With a background in anthropology, political science and feminist cultural studies theories, she is fascinated by recreational lifestyle and action sports and physical activities, and the ways these sports shape how we experience and relate to the world. In particular, her work has focused on surfing and how the growth of women’s participation is changing surfing culture. Rebecca has published books, journal articles and book chapters, writes for mainstream and surf media and blogs, and presents her work at conferences and festivals. Rebecca is also a Research Fellow at AustLit, Australia’s online literary bibliography, where she has two on-going projects – Waves of Fiction and Wild Swimming.
Naomi Edwards is known to challenge people and organisations to rethink how we approach environmental dilemmas. Her more recent work has involved (almost) completing a PhD in critical scholarship that challenges the idea of consensus; instead enable spaces to confront an uncomfortable narrative about how the coast is managed. Naomi has a disciplinary background in environmental science, social science, communications, community development and design. Naomi holds many memberships with non-for-profit organisations, is a member of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, co-founder of Intrepid Landcare and co-Chair of National Surfing Reserves.