Position

Lecturer in Science Policy and Communication
Flinders Centre for Sc Edu in the 21st Century

Qualifications

PhD, Political Science, Griffith University (2015);

MSc, DIC, Environmental Technology - Water Management, Imperial College London (2006);

BSc, Industrial Chemistry, University of Limerick (2004).

Honours, awards and grants

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researcher 2017 - Flinders University

Geoff Anderson Memorial Prize 2017 - Australia & New Zealand Public Policy Network

Flinders University - Reinventing Teaching & Learning Grant 2016 - $20,900

Griffith University - Publication Assistance Scholarship 2015 - $6,000

Community Broadcasting Foundation of Australia 2015 – Content Development Grant - $20,000

Griffith University - Postgraduate Research Completion Scholarship 2014 - $23,000

Environment Agency of England & Wales - Local Contribution Awards 2009 & 2010

Arcadis Water Management Prize 2006 - Imperial College London

Key responsibilities

Peter coordinates the BSc program in Science Policy & Communication

Topic Coordinator:

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Environmental science and management
  • Policy and administration
  • Political science

Research interests

I welcome expressions of interest from potential RHD candidates in the following areas:

- Evidence-based policy

- Climate policy and politics

- Science and technology policy

- Expert authority in public decision-making

Publications

  • Tangney, P.C. (2017). Climate Adaptation Policy and Evidence: Understanding the tensions between politics and expertise in public policy. 1 ed. UK: Earthscan.
    [Web Link]
  • Tangney, P.C. (2017). Investigating 21st century norms for scientific expertise - The case of the Climate Wars. In Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2017. http://www.mesf.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/APSA2017-Program_resized.pdf: Australian Political Studies Association. Democracy and Populism: A new age of extremes? Melbourne. Sep 2017.
  • Tangney, P.C. (2017). Where to next for risk-based evidence? Australia and New Zealand Public Policy Network Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Jan 2017.
  • Tangney, P.C. (2016). Brisbane's Q100 Flood Risk: lessons for cross-level adaptation governance. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Conference. Jul 2016.
  • Tangney, P.C. (2014). Evidence-based climate adaptation policy: a comparative analysis of Australia and the UK. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland. Oct 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Tangney, P.C. (2013). Rationalist policy-making for climate change adaptation: a cautionary tale from disaster risk management in Australia. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Conference. Sydney, Australia. Sep 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Tangney, P.C. (2016). CSIRO cuts: climate science really does need to shift its focus towards adaptation. The Conversation.
    [Web Link]
  • Tangney, P.C.N. (2015). Climate adaptation policy and evidence: Understanding the tensions between politics, experts and evidence in environmental policy making. Michael Heazle, Michael Howes, ed. PhD. Griffith University
  • Howes, M., Grant-Smith, D., Reis, K., Bosomworth, K., Tangney, P.C.N., Heazle, M., et al. (2013). Public policy, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. In 2013 Public Policy Network Conference. https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/540555/Howes-Public-Policy-Network-conferenc: Institute of Social Science Research. Public Policy Network Conference. Brisbane. Jan 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Tangney, P.C. (2016). The UK's 2012 Climate Change Risk Assessment: How the rational assessment of science develops policy-based evidence. Science and Public Policy,
    [10.1093/scipol/scw055]
  • Tangney, P.C.N. and Howes, M. (2015). The politics of evidence-based policy: A comparative analysis of climate adaptation in Australia and the UK. Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy,
    [10.1177/0263774X15602023]
  • Tangney, P.C.N. (2015). Brisbane City Council's Q100 assessment: How climate risk management becomes scientised. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 14(4) pp. 496-503.
    [10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.10.001] [Scopus]
  • Howes, M., Tangney, P.C.N., Reis, K., Grant-Smith, D., Heazle, M., Bosomworth, K., et al. (2015). Towards networked governance: improving interagency communication and collaboration for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58(5) pp. 757-776.
    [10.1080/09640568.2014.891974] [Scopus]
  • Heazle, M., Tangney, P.C.N., Burton, P., Howes, M., Grant-Smith, D., Reis, K., et al. (2013). Mainstreaming climate change adaptation: An incremental approach to disaster risk management in Australia. Environmental Science and Policy, 33 pp. 162-170.
    [10.1016/j.envsci.2013.05.009] [Scopus]
  • Rowsell, V., Tangney, P.C.N., Hunt, C. and Voulvoulis, N. (2010). Estimating levels of micropollutants in municipal wastewater. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 206(1-4) pp. 357-368.
    [10.1007/s11270-009-0112-y] [Scopus]
  • Howes, M., Grant-Smith, D., Reis, K., Tangney, P.C.N., Bosomworth, K., Heazle, M., et al. (2013). Rethinking disaster risk management and climate change adaptation: Final Report. https://www.nccarf.edu.au/publications/rethinking-disaster-risk-management-adaptation: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
    [Web Link]
  • Steele, W., Sporne, I., Shearer, S., Singh-Peterson, L., Serrao-Neumann, S., Crick, F., et al. (2012). Learning from cross-border arrangements to support climate change adaptation in Australia - Stage 1. https://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/urban-research-program/publications/re: Urban Research Program - Griffith University.
    [Web Link]
  • Howes, M., Grant-Smith, D., Reis, K., Tangney, P.C.N., Bosomworth, K., Heazle, M., et al. (2012). The challenge of integrating disaster risk management and climate change adaptation - lessons from bushfire and flood inquiries in an Australian context. https://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/urban-research-program/publications/is: Urban Research Program - Griffith University.
    [Web Link]
  • Tangney, P.C. (2017). Climate Adaptation Policy and Evidence: Understanding the tensions between politics and expertise in public policy. 1 ed. UK: Earthscan.
    [Web Link]
  • Tangney, P.C. (2016). The UK's 2012 Climate Change Risk Assessment: How the rational assessment of science develops policy-based evidence. Science and Public Policy,
    [10.1093/scipol/scw055]
  • Howes, M., Tangney, P.C.N., Reis, K., Grant-Smith, D., Heazle, M., Bosomworth, K., et al. (2015). Towards networked governance: improving interagency communication and collaboration for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in Australia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58(5) pp. 757-776.
    [10.1080/09640568.2014.891974] [Scopus]
  • Tangney, P.C.N. and Howes, M. (2015). The politics of evidence-based policy: A comparative analysis of climate adaptation in Australia and the UK. Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy,
    [10.1177/0263774X15602023]
  • Tangney, P.C.N. (2015). Brisbane City Council's Q100 assessment: How climate risk management becomes scientised. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 14(4) pp. 496-503.
    [10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.10.001] [Scopus]
  • Heazle, M., Tangney, P.C.N., Burton, P., Howes, M., Grant-Smith, D., Reis, K., et al. (2013). Mainstreaming climate change adaptation: An incremental approach to disaster risk management in Australia. Environmental Science and Policy, 33 pp. 162-170.
    [10.1016/j.envsci.2013.05.009] [Scopus]
  • Rowsell, V., Tangney, P.C.N., Hunt, C. and Voulvoulis, N. (2010). Estimating levels of micropollutants in municipal wastewater. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 206(1-4) pp. 357-368.
    [10.1007/s11270-009-0112-y] [Scopus]
  • Howes, M., Grant-Smith, D., Reis, K., Tangney, P.C.N., Bosomworth, K., Heazle, M., et al. (2013). Rethinking disaster risk management and climate change adaptation: Final Report. https://www.nccarf.edu.au/publications/rethinking-disaster-risk-management-adaptation: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
    [Web Link]
  • Howes, M., Grant-Smith, D., Reis, K., Tangney, P.C.N., Bosomworth, K., Heazle, M., et al. (2012). The challenge of integrating disaster risk management and climate change adaptation - lessons from bushfire and flood inquiries in an Australian context. https://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/urban-research-program/publications/is: Urban Research Program - Griffith University.
    [Web Link]
  • Steele, W., Sporne, I., Shearer, S., Singh-Peterson, L., Serrao-Neumann, S., Crick, F., et al. (2012). Learning from cross-border arrangements to support climate change adaptation in Australia - Stage 1. https://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/urban-research-program/publications/re: Urban Research Program - Griffith University.
    [Web Link]

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Climate
  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Science

Interests

  • Science Policy, Environmental Science for Policy, Climate Change Adaptation

Contact

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Location: Information, Science & Technology (355)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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