Miss Alice McSherry

BA MA University of Auckland.

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

I work in the field of critical health geographies and cultural ecology. In particular, my PhD thesis focuses on encounters with and practices of wild plant medicine, human and plant relationships, and how these life-ways hold powerful medicine for mobilising deep emotional and spiritual healing bonds with our human and earth body(ies).  

A dedicated bush-dweller, self-discovering herbalist and permaculturalist, my academic work is first and foremost inspired by my engagement(s) with the earth-based wisdom from the transdisciplinary world of indigenous studies, along with the philosophies of deep ecology, animism, decolonisation and post-human geographies.

Other research interests include collaborative and autobiographical research methodologies, the connections and tensions between activism and scholarship and the politics of pedagogy for collective social change.

Teaching | Current

GEOG 91F Foundation Geography 1 (Tutor & Lab Co-ordinator)

GEOG 312 Geographies of Pacific Development

GEOG 305 Population, Health & Society

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Doctoral representative on the Faculty of Science Equity Committee (FoSEC)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Uddin, S. M. N., Walters, V., Gaillard, J. C., Hridi, S. M., & McSherry, A. (2016). Water, sanitation and hygiene for homeless people. Journal of water and health, 14 (1), 47-51. 10.2166/wh.2015.248
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: JC Gaillard
  • McSherry, A., Manalastas, E. J., Gaillard, J. C., & Dalisay, S. N. M. (2015). From Deviant to Bakla , Strong to Stronger: Mainstreaming Sexual and Gender Minorities into Disaster Risk Reduction in the Philippines. Forum for Development Studies, 42 (1), 27-40. 10.1080/08039410.2014.952330
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: JC Gaillard
  • McSherry, A. G. (2015). Appetite for Freedom: Towards Food Sovereignty and Health Empowerment in a Postcolonial Marshall Islands The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26664
  • Gaillard, J. C., & McSherry, A. (2014). Revisiting Geography Field Trips: A Treasure Hunt Experience. Journal of Geography, 113 (4), 171-178. 10.1080/00221341.2013.847114