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. (2018). Examining the Politics of Australian Climate Science Expertise. In Crisis of Expertise? Legitimacy and the Challenge of Policymaking. University of Melbourne School of Government. Crisis of Expertise? Legitimacy and the Challenge of Policymaking. University of Melbourne. Feb 2018.
  • 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. (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. (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, 34(6) pp. 1115-1134.
    [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]
  • 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. (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]
  • 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]
  • 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, 34(6) pp. 1115-1134.
    [10.1177/0263774X15602023]
  • 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]
  • 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]

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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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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