Dr Ronnie Harding FEIANZ

Dr Ronnie Harding  FEIANZ

Dr Ronnie Harding FEIANZ

Senior Visiting Fellow

Contact details

Email: r.harding@unsw.edu.au


Dr Ronnie Harding has had a lengthy career as an academic in the field of environmental studies.

Dr Harding retired in late 2004 from her role as Founder & Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales. Dr Harding was recently awarded a Fellowship at the the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Environmental education
  • Environmental reporting
  • Environment and Sustainability policy
  • Environmental decision-making

Current and Recent Roles

  • Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists (2002-)
  • Member, NSW Research Scientists Classification Committee (2012 -)
  • Member of the Board of the EDO, NSW (2009 -)
  • Member of the Management Committee for the Total Environment Centre NSW (2012-)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law (ACCEL) (2008 -)
  • Governor, WWF Australia (2006 -)
  • Member, Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation (2004 -)
  • Member, National Strategic Phosphorus Advisory Group, ISF, UTS (2011 -)
  • Assistant Commissioner, NSW Natural Resources Commission (2004-2009)
  • Trustee, Australian Museum (2003 – 2011)
  • Chair, Australian Museum Research and Collections Advisory Committee (2004 – 2011)
  • Member, Metropolitan Water Independent Review Panel, NSW Government (2006 -2011)
  • Chair, NSW Council on Environmental Education (1999 – 2007)
  • Member, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council (2005-2013)
  • Board Member, WWF Australia (1996 – 2006)


Ronnie Harding, Carolyn Hendriks and Mehreen Faruqi. Environmental Decision-Making: Exploring Complexity and Context.  The Federation Press, Sydney, 2009.