17th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Rydges World Square, Sydney
19th-21st June 2024

Stepping Up

Johannes Luetz

Adjunct Professor
University New South Wales

Adjunct Associate Professor Johannes M. Luetz (BA/USA, MBA/Germany, Ph.D./Australia) is a social scientist based in Brisbane, Australia. He also holds appointments at The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC Maroochydore) and at Alphacrucis University College (AC Brisbane), where he is Associate Professor and Director of Research Development. He has lived and worked across countries and continents and conducts interdisciplinary humanitarian research at the science-faith science-policy interface. He has consulted for World Vision on research raising awareness of the growing effects of climate change on vulnerable communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. His integrative research has led to several authored and edited books, including Beyond Belief—Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands (Springer, 2021), Innovating Christian Education Research—Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Springer, 2021), Reimagining Christian Education—Cultivating Transformative Approaches (Springer, 2018), and Planet Prepare (WVI, 2008).

His Ph.D. research into climate migration has featured in national news and documentaries [Bolivia; Bangladesh; Maldives]. He has spoken at the UNSW Town & Gown annual signature dinner and has been a guest on ABC Radio National The Science Show. His research has attracted grants, prizes, scholarships, awards and distinctions, including best thesis prize (2006), UNSW UIP Award (2009), UNSW ASPIRE Award (2012) and best paper awards (2017, 2018).

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