About Us

Director and Principal Research Scientist: Dr Karen Cosgrove (Ph.D.)

Karen Cosgrove

Karen  has a PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies  from the University of Adelaide, specialising in Environmental Sociology, and an Honours Degree in Applied Sociology and Politics from Curtin University, Perth Western Australia. 

Karen is a sociologist and has a varied experience as a consultant  to government and private sectors. As a part of her PhD, Karen examined the relationships between state governments and regional and remote communities undertaking natural resource management.

She has worked broadly across various fields of community based natural resource management, community development, agriculture, pastoralism,  mining as well as public policy, health services, justice and legislation.  Projects have covered social impact assessments, community capacity building, community action - based natural resource management, vulnerability assessment of rural and remote communities including but not limited to Indigenous communities responding to climate change, farmers responses to rural adjustment, climate change, sustainable pastoralism, grant applications and evaluation of government funded programs.  


Communication & Events Manager: Steven Cosgrove (Bachelor of Media (Hon))

Steven Cosgrove

Steven has an Honours degree in Media (Major in Screen; Minor in Theatre).   Steven specialises in communications, event co-ordination,  corporate videos, short films and documentary making. He has experience in events management and has  directed, produced and edited numerous short films. 

Steven leads a film crew, whose most recent works were captured in two documentaries commissioned by Rangelands NRM Coordinating Group Western Australia that highlight the impacts of wild dog predation on the small livestock industry located in remote Queensland and the Southern Rangelands of Western Australia. He has experience in community development and governance having worked in local government.  

Current Works:   
Project Manager - Communications.  Ninghan Billy Aboriginal Corporation 

Corporate : 
Sustainable Pastoralism – Collaboration: A Way Forward (filmed Queensland

Sustainable Pastoralism – The Bash (filmed Western Australia)

Yalgoo - Gateway to the Outback (2 tourism documentaries filmed Shire of Yalgoo, Western Australia