Dr Ted Christie's professional expertise and interests are alternative dispute resolution, effective public participation and environmental law and science. Ted links these concepts and principles to a cross-disciplinary, problem-solving approach to conflict resolution in order to find sustainable solutions for public interest environmental conflicts; conflicts where divergent expert scientific opinion and scientific uncertainty prevails.
He is a past Fulbright Professional Scholar (Conflict Resolution and Environmental Law).
Dr Christie's professional career changed over time: from field ecological research and extension in the semiarid pastoral zone of western Queensland with the state government, based at Blackall and the Charleville Pastoral Laboratory as a senior scientist, to academe as an Associate Professor (Applied Ecology) Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Queensland.
His professional legal practice was acquired from working as a barrister and mediator: as a presiding member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Commissioner on the Shoalwater Bay Commission of Inquiry.
Dr Ted Christie was awarded the Centenary Medal for long and distinguished services to the community related to education and the law. The Centenary Medal commemorates Australia’s 100 years of federation and recognises those who have made a contribution to Australian society or government.
He is the sole author of the cross-disciplinary science/law (Australia, UK and USA)/conflict resolution book on environmental dispute resolution: Finding Solutions for Environmental Conflicts: Power and Negotiation.
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