Dr. Gordon M. Hickey
Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar

I completed a Bachelor of Forest Science degree (Honours) at the University of Melbourne, a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Public Administration (Executive) at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, Monash University. I am currently an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University. Prior to joining McGill, I was the Manager of Forest Policy and Projects in the Department of Sustainability and Environment, State Government of Victoria, Australia.

My international research programme is designed to advance the sustainable natural resource management and policy objectives of society through better understanding the complex interactions between social and ecological systems. More details on specific projects can be found here.

Selected Awards

2014-19 William Dawson Scholar Award, McGill University.

2014 SUTROFOR Erasmus Mundus Scholar Scholarship, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2014 Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research Fellowship, OECD Co-operative Research Programme, Paris.

2013 Liber Ero Fellowship in Science Communication and Policy Engagement, McGill University.

2011 International Young Scientist Fellowship, Natural Science Foundation of China.

2004 Young Scientist Publication Award, Commonwealth Forestry Association, Oxford, UK.


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Associate Editor, Food Security (2011- current).

Associate Editor, Society & Natural Resources (2017-current).

McGill School of Environment (MSE)

McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI)

McGill-Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Neotropical Environment Option (NEO)

McGill Environmental Assessment Research Cluster (EARC)

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS)