Associate Professor John Merson

Honorary Associate Professor
MSc PhD UNSW
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

+61 2 9385 2966, +61 2 9385 4973
Fields: Environment Policy, Research, Science and Technology Policy

Research

Associate Professor John Merson is the Executive Directors of The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. He was the Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies  and Coordinator of the Graduate Research Program in Environmental Policy and Management at UNSW. He has been a consultant to  UNESCO, APEC, IUCN, DEST & Dept of Foreign Affairs. He was a member of the Australian Indonesia Steering Committee on Science and Technology, and the Australia Korea Forum. He is the author of six books and a wide range of academic papers and research covering issues of Environmental and Development, Adaptive Environmental Policy & Management and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. For his journalistic work he is the recipient of a United Nations Media Peace Prize.

Teaching

Undergraduate - Environment Sustainability and Development
PhD & Masters - Coordinator of the Graduate Research Program in Environmental Policy and Management

Other information

Director - Institute of Environmental Studies
Non Executive Director Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute

Past Roles
Executive Director - Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute
UNESCO Climate Change and World Heritage Committee
Chairman of UNSW Eureka Prize Committee
Member, New South Wales Education Commission
Member, Australia / Korea Forum
Member, Australian / Indonesia Steering Committee on Science & Technology