Dr Stephen Healy

Senior Lecturer
BSc Hons, PhD UNSW
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

9385 1597
319 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Research, Science and Technology Policy, Environmental Politics, Environmental Sociology, Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Tags: Government and Politics not elsewhere classified, Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society, Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards

Stephen Healy, although technically trained, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages

He has worked for the Energy Policy Research Unit of Greenpeace International, the NSW EPA and at Middlesex University (UK) where he led the Science, Technology and Society Program. His research interests encompass: the role of science and technology in contemporary environmental problems; issues of global environmental change, particularly climate change; energy issues/politics; risk and uncertainty; public participation; consumption, and transdisciplinarity across the social/natural sciences and engineering. The formal analytical approach taken by this work ranges from a descriptive idiom, commonly grounded by collaborative research with technical practitioners, through to critical, post-humanist science studies analyses. The latter, which benefit considerably from the empirical grounding provided by the former, are increasingly focused by praxeographic, post-foucauldian analyses of the dynamics of socio-material ensembles (variously labeled ‘collectives’, ‘assemblages’, ‘agencements’ etc), which pervade and structure the contemporary world and commonly focused on the ways in which these constitute power (understood in Foucauldian terms).

Stephen is the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Coordinator for UNSW's Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (http://www.ceem.unsw.edu.au/).


Publications

    Books

    • Wild-River S;Healy SA, 2006, Guide to Environmental Risk Management, ., CCH Australia, Sydney

    Book Chapters

    • Healy S, 2018, 'Sociotechnical resilience: From recovery to adaptation and beyond, the journey so far...', in The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience: A New Perspective on Governing Risk and Disaster, pp. 45 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8509-3_3
    • Healy S, 2015, 'Post-Humanist 'Narratives of (non-) Nature' and the Sciences', in Science and Narratives of Nature: East and West, edn. Science and Technology Studies, Routledge India, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138900899/
    • Healy S;Mesman J, 2014, 'Resilience: Contingency, Complexity, and Practice', in Hommels A; Mesman J; Bijker WE (ed.), VULNERABILITY IN TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURES: NEW DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH AND GOVERNANCE, edn. Inside Technology, MIT PRESS, pp. 155 - 177, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000337320900010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • MacGill I;Healy S, 2013, 'Is Electricity Industry Reform the Right Answer to the Wrong Question? Lessons from Australian Restructuring and Climate Policy', in Evolution of Global Electricity Markets: New Paradigms, New Challenges, New Approaches, pp. 615 - 644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397891-2.00020-1
    • MacGill IF;Healy SA;Passey R, 2013, 'Trading in energy efficiency – a market based solution to market failure, or just another market failure?', in Sioshansi FP (ed.), Energy Efficiency:Towards The End of Electricity Growth, edn. Original, Elsevier, Waltham MA/Oxford, pp. 563 - 590
    • Healy S;MacGill I, 2012, 'From Smart Grid to Smart Energy Use', in Smart Grid, pp. 29 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-386452-9.00002-4
    • Wild-River S;Healy SA, 2010, 'Environmental Risk Managment', in Australian Master Environment Guide, edn. Original, CCH Australia
    • Healy SA, 2009, 'Air-Conditioning and the ‘Homogenisation’ of People and Built Environments', in Shove E; Chappells H; Lutzenhiser L (ed.), Comfort in a Lower Carbon Society, edn. 1, Routledge, pp. 7 - 17
    • Healy SA, 2008, 'Knowledge as practice: Implications for the Tertiary sector', in Morley I; Crouch M (ed.), Knowledge as value, edn. Original, Rodopi Press, Amsterdam, New York, pp. 63 - 75
    • Wild-River S;Healy SA, 2007, 'Environmental Risk Management', in Australian Master OHS & Environment Guide, edn. Original, CCH Australia, Australia
    • Healy SA, 2005, 'Globalisation', in Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, Volume 1, edn. Original, Routledge, New York, pp. 389 - 393
    • Healy SA, 2005, 'Electricity Generation and the Environment', in Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, Volume 1, edn. Original, Routledge, New York, pp. 281 - 283
    • Healy SA, 2005, 'Technology, Society and the Environment', in Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, Volume 2, edn. Original, Routledge, New York, pp. 796 - 800
    • Healy S, 2003, 'Public participation as the performance of nature', in Szerszynski B; Heim W; Waterton C (ed.), NATURE PERFORMED: ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE, edn. SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW MONOGRAPHS, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, Lancaster Univ, Lancaster, ENGLAND, pp. 94 - 108, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000221332700007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

    Journal articles

    Conference Papers

    • MacGill IF;Healy SA;Passey RJ, 2013, 'White certificate schemes – can commodification and financialisation of energy efficiency solve energy market failure, or risk just adding to it?', in eceee 2013 Summer Study proceedings: Rethink, Renew, Restart, eceee (European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy), Belambra Les Criques, France, presented at 'Rethink, renew, restart', eceee 2013 Summer Study, Belambra Les Criques, France, 03 - 08 June 2013, http://proceedings.eceee.org/visabstrakt.php?event=3&doc=2-148-13
    • Retnanestri MI;Outhred HR;Healy SA, 2005, 'Off-Grid Photovoltaic Sustainability And Its Potential Role in Facilitating Sustainability Rural Development in Indonesia', in Sauliah SM (ed.), World Renewable Energy Regional Congress and Exhibition 2005 for Asian African, Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. 339 - 353, presented at Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 - 21 April 2005
    • Healy SA;Outhred HR;Retnanestri MI, 2005, 'Off-Grid Photovoltaic Applications In Indonesia: The Role of PV in Facilitating Sustainable Rural Development in Indonesia', in Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. - - -, presented at Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 - 21 April 2005
    • Healy SA;Outhred HR;Retnanestri MI, 2005, 'Off-Grid Photovoltaic Applications In Indonesia: An Assessment of Current Experience', in ANZSES 2005: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future - A challenge for a post carbon world, ANZSES 2005: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future - A challenge for a post carbon world, Otago University, Dunedid, New Zealand, presented at ANZSES 2005: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future - A challenge for a post carbon world, Otago University, Dunedid, New Zealand, 28 - 30 November 2005
    • Outhred HR;Healy SA;Retnanestri MI;Tukunga T, 2004, 'Experience with off-grid photovoltaic systems in Tonga and Indonesia', in Kirtikara K (ed.), 14th international photovoltaic science and engineering conference, 14th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 63 - 66, presented at 14th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 26 - 30 January 2004
    • Healy SA, 2004, 'Deadly dingoes - wilderness as dogma or people behaving badly?', in Environmental Governance: Transforming Regions and Localities, Environmental Governance: Transforming Regions and Localities, Macquarie University, Sydney, presented at Environmental Governance: Transforming Regions and Localities, Macquarie University, Sydney, 12 - 14 November 2004
    • Healy SA, 2004, 'The sustainability problematique - reconnecting society & nature', in Sustainability and Social Science, Sustainability and Social Science, IFS, UTS, Sydney, presented at Sustainability and Social Science, IFS, UTS, Sydney, 12 December 2003
    • Healy SA;Outhred HR;Retnanestri MI, 2003, 'Off-grid photovoltaic applications in Indonesia: A framework for analysis', in Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2003), Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2003), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, presented at Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2003), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, 28 September - 01 October 2003
    • Healy SA;Outhred HR, 2003, 'Off-grid photovoltaic applicaitons in Indonesia: An analysis of preliminary fieldwork experience', in 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, University of Melbourne, presented at 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, University of Melbourne, 26 - 29 November 2003
    • Healy SA, 2003, 'Towards a vocabulary for speaking of the engagement of things into discourse', in 2003 Hamburg Conference: Does discourse matter? Discourse, power and institutions in the sustainability transition, Hamburg Conference: Does discourse matter? Discourse, power and institutions in the sustainability transition 2003, Haus Nissen Hamburg, pp. 1 - 21, presented at Hamburg Conference: Does discourse matter? Discourse, power and institutions in the sustainability transition 2003, Haus Nissen Hamburg, 11 - 13 July 2003
    • Retnanesri M;Outhred HR;Healy SA, 2003, 'Off-Grid Photvoltaic Applications in Indonesia: An Analysis of Preliminary Fieldwork Experience', in 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, University of Melbourne, presented at 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, University of Melbourne, 26 - 29 November 2003
    • Healy SA, 2002, 'Green Governance in the Age of Globalisation', in Kerr S; Buhrs T; Dann C (eds.), Ecopolitics XIII, Ecopolitics XIII, pp. 65 - 67, presented at Ecopolitics XIII, 29 November - 01 December 2001
    • Healy SA, 1998, 'Greying Greens--betrayal, retrogression or maturity', in Green Politics in Grey Times: Ecopolitics XI, Green Politics in Grey Times: Ecopolitics XI, Melbourne, pp. 146 - 152, presented at Green Politics in Grey Times: Ecopolitics XI, Melbourne, 04 - 05 October 1997

Teaching and Supervision

Spans both UG and PG levels of the Environmental Humanities Program. Coordinates: a History of Technology, Consumption & Comfort - ARTS3302; Environmental Justice - ARTS3241; and Society, Environmental Policy and Sustainability - HPSC5500.

Engagement and Professional contributions

Society for Social Studies of Science

Asia Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network

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Other information

Postgraduate Supervision:

Tevita Tevunka (MElecEng): "The Sustainability of Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Lighting Systems in Tonga", awarded 2002.

James Arvanitakis (PhD):"'Hope and abundance': The Counter-Globalisation Movement as Multitude - Breaking the Logic of Pathological Modernity", awarded 2005.

Maria Retnanestri (PhD): "The I3A Framwork: Enhancing the Sustainability of Off-Grid Photovoltaic Energy Service Delivery in Indonesia", awarded 2007.

Vanessa Burns (MA): "Nonhuman Rights and Climate Change:Foundations in Early European Natural Justice", awarded 2012.

Declan Kuch (PhD): "Towards a politics of regulatory neoliberalism: a critical examination of Michel Callon’s ‘Civilising Markets’ Thesis’", awarded 2012.

Long Seng To (PhD): "Renewable Energy projects in rural China: a systemic capacity approach", awarded 2015.

Kerry Warner (PhD): Relations of Safety in Anaesthesia, 2009 –