Researcher biography

Lucy is a PhD candidate supervised by Professor Richard Fuller and Associate Professor Jonathan Rhodes. Lucy is interested in the social, environmental and health outcomes delivered by green space in urban environments and is currently exploring variation in green space provision and planning across the world’s most densely populated cities. Lucy’s PhD research is focused on understanding the environmental and social outcomes delivered by urban gardening and agriculture in cities. With a background in ecology and conservation science, Lucy has 14 years of professional experience within a range of industries including local government, ecological consulting, education and research. Lucy graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Environmental Science (2005) and from The University of Queensland with a Master of Science in Conservation Biology (2013).


Specht, A., Guru, G., Houghton, L., Keniger, L., Driver, P., Ritchie, E.G. & Lai, K. 2015.  Data management challenges in analysis and synthesis in the ecosystem sciences. Science of the Total Environment, 534, 144-158.

Keniger, L.E., Gaston, K.J., Irvine, K.N., & Fuller, R.A. 2013.  What are the benefits of interacting with nature?, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(3), 913-935.

Bradshaw, C.J.A., Bowman, D.M.J.S., Bond, N.R., Murphy, A.D., Fordham, D.A., Thackway, R., Lawes, M.J., McCallum, H., Gregory, S.D., Dalal, R.C., Boer, M.M., Lynch, A.J.J., Bradstock, R.A., Brook, B.W., Henry, B.K., Hunt, L.P., Hunter, D., Johnson, C.N., Fisher, D.O., Keith, D.A., Lefroy, E.C., Penman, T.D., Meyer, W., Thomson, J.R., Thornton, C.M., Van Der Wal, J., Williams, R., Keniger, L. & A. Specht. 2013. Brave New Green World – Consequences of