Tim Cadman specialises in the governance of sustainable development, environmental politics and policy, climate change, natural resource management including forestry, responsible investment, and institutional performance.
Tim is currently engaged as a University Research Fellow with the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance and the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
He has been an academic researcher and teacher since 1996 and has written and delivered courses in environmental policy at Masters and undergraduate levels. Tim has been associated with many universities in Australia over the years including theUniversity of Southern Queensland, Southern Cross University, University of New England and the University of Tasmania.
Tim is the author of a book "Quality and Legitimacy of Global Governance: Case Lessons from Forestry", published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011 and available here: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=395944 His latest edited book Climate Change and Global Policy Regimes: Towards Institutional Legitimacy was published in April 2013 and is available to purchase here: http://www.palgrave.com/
Through his work as a practitioner, he has been closely engaged in environmental and sustainable trade-related activities around the Pacific Rim countries and beyond since 1992 and has travelled widely within the region. Tim's main areas of expertise are in global environmental governance, responsible investment, sustainable forestry, and climate change. Between 2000 and 2004 he was Australian Country Contact for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Australia, during which time almost 650,000 hecatres of planted forest resources were independently certified as well-managed under the FSC Programme.
From 2009-2012 he was Sustainable Business Fellow in the Faculty of Business at USQ, and a member of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development. In 2010 he was appointed as a Research fellow of the Earth System Governance Project. Tim is also a member of the editorial board of the new Earthscan Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment.
Tim's personal background is in the Anglican Communion, and he has been a Lay Minister in the Diocese of Tasmania and Grafton (New South Wales). His vocational interests extend to working with Christian faith communities to develop their governance capacity.