Deb Cleland

Research Fellow
Centre for Restorative Justice (CRJ), Microfoundations of Democratic Governance (DemGov)
Contact details
P: +61 (0)2 6125 0119
Room: 2.18
Building: Coombs Extension, #8

Dr Deborah Cleland is an interdisciplinary social scientist, with a background in human ecology and natural resource management. She is currently working on how to effectively integrate restorative justice into environmental regulation, together with Miranda Forsyth, John Braithwaite, Valerie Braithwaite, Felicity Tepper and the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority. The project draws on Deb’s previous work on fisheries conservation, environmental impact assessment and workplace health and safety. Deb is particularly interested in how regulators can work with communities to improve safety, quality of life and citizen engagement in our democracy.

She blogs on occasion at

Research interests

  • Research and institutional ethics
  • Democracy and inclusion
  • Qualitative, creative, participatory and interdisciplinary research methodology
  • Sustainability and environmental governance
  • Environmental justice

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