Dr Sophie Pascoe

Senior Research Officer and Project Manager


PhD, University of Melbourne, 2020; Bachelor of International Studies (Honours), University of Queensland; 2013


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Dr Sophie Pascoe is a researcher with experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and ethnographic fieldwork. She has worked in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville since 2014 in public health, gender and social inclusion, environmental governance and peacebuilding. Her research interests include Indigenous health, climate change, knowledge production and policy translation.

Sophie has a PhD in Anthropology and Geography from the University of Melbourne.

Research Themes
  1. Pascoe, S. (2021). Stealing Air and Land – The Politics of Translating Global Environmental Governance in Suau, Papua New Guinea. Conservation and Society, 19(1), 34–43.
  2. Pascoe, A, Sanders, A., Rawluk,A., Satizábal, P., & Toumbourou. T. (2020). Intervention – “Holding Space for Alternative Futures in Academia and Beyond” Antipode Online.
  3. Pascoe, S., Dressler, W., & Minnegal, M. (2019). Storytelling Climate Change – Causality and Temporality in the REDD+ Regime in Papua New Guinea. Geoforum, 124, 360–370.
  4. Bumpus, A., Huynh, T. B., & Pascoe, S. (2019). Making REDD+ transparent: opportunities for mobile technology. Global Environmental Politics, 85–117.
  5. Pascoe, S., Brincat, S., & Croucher, A. (2019). The discourses of climate change science: Scientific reporting, climate negotiations and the case of Papua New Guinea. Global Environmental Change, 54, 78-87.
  6. Pascoe, S. (2018). Interrogating scale in the REDD+ assemblage in Papua New Guinea. Geoforum, 96, 87–96.
  7. Pascoe, S. (2016). Women in the Paris COP21 Climate Negotiations – An Interview with Ursula Rakova. Quarterly Access, 9(3), 1–3.
  8. Pascoe, S. (2015). Sailing the Waves on Our Own: Climate Change Migration, Self Determination and the Carteret Islands. QUT Law Review, 15(2), 72–85.