Dr. Hannah Barrowman


Hannah Barrowman works at the Australia Pacific Climate Partnership – a programme funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance as part of the Australian Research Council-funded project ‘A Metastudy of Democratic Deliberation: Advancing Theory and Practice.

Before moving to Australia, Hannah completed her BSc and MSc in geography and environmental science at the School of Environment, The University of Auckland in New Zealand. She then completed her PhD in climate change adaptation and development at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University in Australia.

Hannah’s research interests include adaptive governance, political ecology, social-ecological systems, environmental and social change and Southeast Asian politics. Hannah also works as a researcher for the Australian Pacific Climate Partnership.


Barrowman, H. M. 2018. Assessing emerging governance features for community-based adaptation in Timor-Leste and Indonesia: What works and why? Doctorate of Philosophy, Australian National University.

Journal articles

Barrowman, H. M. & Kumar, M. 2018. Conceptions of vulnerability in adaptation projects: a critical examination of the role of development aid agencies in Timor-Leste. Regional Environmental Change, 18, 2355-2367.

Technical reports

Barrowman, H. M. 2017. A how to guide: Using Social Network Analysis in the research project ‘Transforming irrigation in southern Africa’, Australian National University, Canberra. 7pp.

Meharg, S., Butler, J., Kirono, D., Lazarow, N., Barrowman, H. and Duggan, K. 2015. Evaluating the impacts of participatory planning for urban water infrastructure and rural livelihoods adaptation in Indonesia. Small Grant Report to the Australia Indonesia Centre. CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra.

Dr. Hannah Barrowman