Dr Salim Momtaz
|Work Phone||(02) 4348 4131|
|Fax||(02) 4348 4145|
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||SO E1.54 Ourimbah Ca, Science Offices|
I started my academic career in Australia in 1995 as a Lecturer in Geography at Central Queensland University. I continued to maintain my research on development and environment and social sustainability issues in two geographic regions, namely, Australia and Bangladesh. During my term at CQU I received a major ARC infrastructure grant ($100000) with Prof. Geoff Lawrence. During this time I was also involved in two major funded research. The first one was funded by Premier's Department, Queensland Government, to conduct a social impact assessment study of a proposed dam near Gladstone. The other one was funded by a non-governmental organization in Bangladesh to review their program. I was able to publish a number of journal articles and two books. I moved to Ourimbah Campus of University of Newcastle in 1999. I continued my research on Bangladesh and also developed new research on issues related to local areas with global significance (community participation; climate change adaptation, EIA and SIA). I have publised four books and many peer reviewed journal articles in the last few years. I have supervised six research higher degree students from Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines and Vietnam (AusAid Scholars) to successful completion.
- PhD, University of London, 1990
- Master of Science, University of Dhaka - Bangladesh, 1985
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Dhaka - Bangladesh, 1982
- Climate change adaptaion
- Development and Environment in Developing Countreis
- Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
- Poverty and Development
My research focuses on impact of development in developed and developing countries, and development, environment and poverty in developing countries. I have special interests on community participation in environmental decision making and the role of non-governmental organizations in poverty alleviation. My development studies research naturally progressed into climate change adaptation.
Fields of Research
|050200||Environmental Science And Management||40|
|120599||Urban And Regional Planning Not Elsewhere Classified||30|
Centres and Groups
Committee/Associations (relevant to research).
- Professional Member - Institute of Australian Geographers
Visiting Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (United States)
|01/01/2003 - 01/05/2003|
Visiting Professor, Department of Geography and Environment
University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
|01/12/2000 - 01/02/2001|
Centre for Australian and New Zealand (United States)
I was invited by this Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, based at Georgetown University, USA, to spend my OSPRO time between January-June, 2003 at their D.C. office.
Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow
Rotary International (Australia)
I received Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship to Bangladesh, November-2000 to February-2001. The main purpose of the fellowship was to further international understanding in society, science and technology. I was the first academic to receive this Fellowship from Newcastle region to represent Australia to a developing country.
Deputy Head of School
School Representative at the Faculty level
Head of Discipline
- Communiy resource mangement
- Sustainable Development
- environmental and social impact assessment
Social and Environmental Impact Assessment
Taught in Australia, USA and Bangladesh