Professor Johannes Luetz

Professor Johannes Luetz

Professor of Sustainability and Religion; Director of Research Development

Johannes M. Luetz (BA/USA, MBA/Germany, Ph.D./Australia) is a social scientist and specialist in research that examines ecological concerns from spiritual perspectives. He is the Director of Research Development and HREC Chair at AC.

Raised internationally between Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia, Johannes has lived and worked across countries and continents, conducting interdisciplinary humanitarian research at the science-faith, interfaith, and science-policy interface. His research entails consultancies in Asia-Pacific ($183,600+), commissioned advocacy reports for UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings, a technical review of early warning capacity after 18 months of field testing in 13 countries following the 2011 Horn of Africa food crisis, and thought leadership as a researcher, editor, and editor-in-chief on major international edited volumes. His research has advanced the field of faith-engaged sustainable development and climate change adaptation, conceptualising fresh perspectives on how religion may enable or disable environmental conservation in different contexts. His writings have grappled with majority and minority religions, including traditional worldviews and Indigenous spirituality, examining associations and affinities between faith and environmental sustainability.

He has served on major international editorial projects as Editor, Section Editor, or Editor-in-Chief, including Interfaith Engagement Beyond the Divide (Springer, 2023), Beyond Belief—Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands (Springer, 2021), Quality Education: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Springer, 2020)—the largest editorial project on sustainable development ever undertaken, and the world’s most comprehensive publication on the United Nations SDGs—, and the Handbook on Climate Change Management: Research, Leadership, Transformation (Springer, 2021). With 229 chapters and 500+ authors, and spread over a set of 6 volumes, the ‘Handbook’ is the largest non-publicly funded editorial project on climate change adaptation ever produced. It was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.

His appointments, academic affiliations, and journal editorships include: Johannes is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law and Society at UniSC, Deputy Editor International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (Emerald), and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals, including Discover Sustainability (Springer), Christian Higher Education (Routledge Taylor & Francis), and Humanities & Social Sciences Communications (nature portfolio).

Johannes is a member of the Holistic Human Health, Ecotheology and Sustainable Development and Interculturality, Interfaith and Mission research clusters.

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Qualifications

PhD; Environmental Policy and Management (University of New South Wales; UNSW Sydney)
Dissertation Title Climate Migration: Preparedness Informed Policy Opportunities Identified During Field Research in Bolivia, Bangladesh and Maldives [ASPIRE Award] 2013

MBA (With Distinction); European Asian Program (Berlin School of Economics, Institute of Management Berlin, Germany)
Dissertation Title Opportunities for Global Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century: The Role of Policy Makers, Corporations, NGOs, and Individuals [Best Thesis Prize] 2006

BA (University of the Nations; UOFN Hawaii, USA) 1998

Research Interests

Humanitarianism, forced migration, emergency response, disaster risk reduction, preparedness

Social change, environmental change, climate change, mitigation and adaptation

United Nations, human development, community development, sustainable development (in/justice, un/sustainability, in/equity)

Interdisciplinary research (empirical and conceptual); interfaith, science-faith and science-policy research

Political science, education research, human behaviour and behaviour change

Field of Research

Climate change impacts and adaptation, Environmental management, Development studies, Human Geography, Sociology, Other human society, Cultural Studies, Religious studies

Books

  • 2008
    • Luetz, J. M.(2008). Planet Prepare—Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. World Vision International. | External link
  • 2007
    • Luetz, J. M.(2007). Opportunities for Global Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century—The Role of Policy Makers, Corporations, NGOs, and Individuals. WDL-Verlag. | External link

Book Chapters

  • 2023
    • Agarwal, S., Mukherjee, P., Sinha, M., Luetz, J.M., & Mitra, A. (2023). Anthropogenic Climate Change in the Mangrove-Dominated Indian Sundarbans: Spatio-temporal Analyses, Future Trends, and Recommendations for Mitigation and Adaptation. In W. Leal Filho, M. Kovaleva, F. Alves, I.R. Abubakar (Eds.), Climate Change Strategies: Handling the Challenges of Adapting to a Changing Climate. (Climate Change Management) (pp. 249–286). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M.(2023). “All Humans are Strangers—Almost Everywhere”: Reflections on Human Belonging In J.M. Luetz, D.A. Austin, & A. Duderija (Eds.), Interfaith Engagement Beyond the Divide: Approaches, Experiences, and Practices (pp. 299–329; Ch. 16). Springer Nature, Singapore. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., Austin, D.A., Duderija, A. (2023). Interfaith Engagement: The State of the Art In J.M. Luetz, D.A. Austin, & A. Duderija (Eds.), Interfaith Engagement Beyond the Divide: Approaches, Experiences, and Practices (pp. 1–25, Ch. 1). Springer Nature, Singapore. | External link
    • Pegram, N.D., Austin, D.A., Muqowim, Duderija, A., & Luetz, J.M.(2023). Character Formation in Muslim and Christian Higher Education: A Comparative Case Study Between Australia and Indonesia (Part Two) In J.M. Luetz, D.A. Austin, & A. Duderija (Eds.), Interfaith Engagement Beyond the Divide: Approaches, Experiences, and Practices (pp. 225–246; Ch. 12). Springer Nature, Singapore. | External link
    • Adeleke, M.L., & Luetz, J.M.(2023). Indigenous Knowledge of Artisanal Fisherfolks on Climate Change Adaptation in Ondo State, Nigeria In W. Leal Filho, M. Kovaleva, F. Alves, I.R. Abubakar (Eds.), Climate Change Strategies: Handling the Challenges of Adapting to a Changing Climate. (Climate Change Management) (pp. 475–502). Springer Nature. | External link
  • 2021
    • Seyed Aghamiri, F. & Luetz, J.M.(2021). Sexual Addiction and Christian Education—An Emerging Research Agenda. In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research—Multidisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 443–468). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Raman, T.A., & Luetz, J.M.(2021). How Does Faith Influence Pro-Environmental Practice in Schools? Examples from the Pacific Islands. In J.M. Luetz & P.D. Nunn (Eds.), Beyond Belief—Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands (pp. 313–326). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., & Rumsey, R. (2021). Pioneering Anticipatory Climate Change Management—A Pilot Study on World Vision’s Early Warning Early Action System (EWEAS). In W. Leal Filho, J.M. Luetz & D. Ayal (Eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Management—Research, Leadership, Transformation (pp. 1089–1111). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Unger, J.M., Bhattarai, A., Maisch, B., Luetz, J.M., & Obuhuma, J. (2021). Fostering Innovation and Intercultural Exchange During a Global Pandemic—Lessons Learned from a Virtual Design Thinking Challenge in Nepal. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), COVID-19—Paving the Way for a More Sustainable World (World Sustainability Series) (pp. 185–209). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Nunn, P.D., & Luetz, J.M.(2021). Beyond Belief. In J.M. Luetz & P.D. Nunn (Eds.), Beyond Belief—Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands (pp. 1–14). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Ayre, C.W., Hills, K., & Luetz, J.M.(2021). Ecology, War, and Nuclear Testing in the Pacific—The Path of Reconciliation. In J.M. Luetz & P.D. Nunn (Eds.), Beyond Belief—Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands (pp. 17–37). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Nelson, W., & Luetz, J.M.(2021). Towards Intercultural Literacy—A Literature Review on Immersive Cross-Cultural Experiences and Intercultural Competency. In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research—Multidisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 395–422). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Buxton, G., Luetz, J.M., & Shaw, S. (2021). Towards an Embodied Pedagogy in Educating for Creation Care. In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research—Multidisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 349–375). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M. & Green, B. (2021). Innovating Christian Education Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives—An Introductory Overview. In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research—Multidisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 1–16). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., & Leo, R.G.(2021). Christianity, Creation, and the Climate Crisis—Ecotheological Paradigms and Perspectives. In J.M. Luetz & P.D. Nunn (Eds.), Beyond Belief—Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches to Climate-Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands (pp. 345–375). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Tucker, S. & Luetz, J.M.(2021). Art Therapy and Prison Chaplaincy—A Review of Contemporary Practices Considering New Testament Teachings. In J.M. Luetz & B. Green (Eds.), Innovating Christian Education Research—Multidisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 239–269). Springer Nature. | External link
  • 2020
    • Luetz, J.M.(2020). Disaster-Resistant Schools for Disaster-Resilient Education. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–17). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M, Margus, R., & Prickett, B. (2020). Human Behavior Change for Sustainable Development—Perspectives Informed by Psychology and Neuroscience. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–16). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., & Nunn, P.D.(2020). Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands—A Review of Faith-Engaged Approaches and Opportunities. In Leal Filho W. (Eds.), Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region (Climate Change Management) (pp. 293–311). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Chen, J.-M., & Luetz, J.M.(2020). Mono-/Inter-/Multi-/Trans-/Anti-disciplinarity in Research. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–17). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Quak, D., & Luetz, J.M.(2020). Human Happiness—Conceptual and Practical Perspectives. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), No Poverty—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–16). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Havea, P.H., De Ramon N’ Yeurt, A., Tamani, A.T., Siga, A., Des Combes, H.J., Hemstock, S.L., & Luetz, J.M.(2020). Resilience in Education: An Example from Primary School in Fiji and Technical Vocational Education and Training. In Leal Filho W. (Eds.), Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region (Climate Change Management) (pp. 197–212). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Baumber, A., Luetz, J.M., & Metternicht, G. (2020). Carbon Neutral Education—Reducing Carbon Footprint and Expanding Carbon Brainprint. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–13). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., Jackson, D., & McBurnie, K. (2020). Leadership and Sustainable Development—Perspectives, Principles and Practices. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–19). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Nelson, W., Fowler, C.F., & Luetz, J.M.(2020). Intercultural Education for Intercultural Competence—A New Kind of Literacy for Sustainable Development. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Quality Education—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–16). Springer Nature. | External link
  • 2019
    • Luetz, J.M., & Merson, J. (2019). Climate Change and Human Migration as Adaptation—Conceptual and Practical Challenges and Opportunities. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Climate Action—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–13). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., & Beaumont, S. (2019). Community Gardening: Integrating Social Responsibility and Sustainability in a Higher Education Setting—A Case Study from Australia. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Social Responsibility and Sustainability (pp. 493–519). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., & Walid, M. (2019). Social Responsibility versus Sustainable Development in United Nations Policy Documents—A Meta-Analytical Review of Key Terms in Human Development Reports. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Social Responsibility and Sustainability (pp. 301–334). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Unger, J.M., & Luetz, J.M.(2019). Engaging Employees in Corporate Social Responsibility Projects—A Case Study from the Lufthansa Group Showcasing Experiences and Lessons Gathered in Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and Columbia. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Social Responsibility and Sustainability (pp. 241–275). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., & Sultana, N. (2019). Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School: Research in Bangladesh Highlights Education as a Key Success Factor for Building Disaster Ready and Resilient Communities—A Manifesto for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Education. In W. Leal Filho, B. Lackner, & H. McGhie (Eds.), Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences (pp. 617–646). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M.(2019). Climate Refugees—Why Measuring the Immeasurable Makes Sense Beyond Measure. In W. Leal Filho, A. Marisa Azul, L. Brandli, P. Gökcin Özuyar, T. Wall (Eds.), Climate Action—Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 1–14). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., Bergsma, C., & Hills, K. (2019). The Poor just Might Be the Educators We Need for Global Sustainability—A Manifesto for Consulting the Unconsulted. In W. Leal Filho, & A. Consorte McCrea (Eds.), Sustainability and the Humanities (pp. 115–140). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Nelson, W., & Luetz, J.M.(2019). What Can We Learn from Pope Francis About Change Management for Environmental Sustainability? A Case Study on Success Factors for Leading Change in Change-Resistant Institutional Environments. In W. Leal Filho, & A. Consorte McCrea (Eds.), Sustainability and the Humanities (pp. 503–524). Springer Nature. | External link
  • 2018
    • Luetz, J.M., Buxton, G., & Bangert, K. (2018). Christian Theological, Hermeneutical and Eschatological Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability and Creation Care—The Role of Holistic Education. In J.M. Luetz, T. Dowden, & B. Norsworthy (Eds.), Reimagining Christian Education—Cultivating Transformative Approaches (pp. 51–73). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Norsworthy, B., Dowden, T., & Luetz, J.M.(2018). Learning and Loves Envisaged Through the Lens of James K. A. Smith—Reimagining Christian Education Today. In J.M. Luetz, T. Dowden, & B. Norsworthy (Eds.), Reimagining Christian Education—Cultivating Transformative Approaches (pp. 3–15). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., & Havea, P.H.(2018). “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities (pp. 3–29). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Walid, M., & Luetz, J.M.(2018). From Education for Sustainable Development to Education for Environmental Sustainability—Reconnecting the Disconnected SDGs. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research (pp. 803–826). Springer. | External link
    • Havea, P.H., Hemstock, S.L., Des Combes, H.J., & Luetz, J.M.(2018). “God and Tonga Are My Inheritance!”—Climate Change Impact on Perceived Spirituality, Adaptation and Lessons Learnt from Kanokupolu, ‘Ahau, Tukutonga, Popua and Manuka in Tongatapu, Tonga. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities (pp. 167–186). Springer Nature. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M.(2018). Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh—Empirically Derived Lessons and Opportunities for Policy Makers and Practitioners. In W. Leal Filho, & J. Nalau (Eds.), Limits to Climate Change Adaptation (pp. 59–105). Springer Nature. | External link
  • 2017
    • Luetz, J.M.(2017). Climate Change and Migration in the Maldives—Some Lessons for Policy Makers. In W. Leal Filho (Eds.), Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries (pp. 35–69). Springer Nature. | External link

Journal Articles

  • 2024
    • Leal Filho, W., Luetz, J.M., Thanekar, U.D., Dinis, M.A.P., & Forrester, M. (2024). Climate-Friendly Healthcare: Reducing the Impacts of the Healthcare Sector on the World’s Climate. Sustainability Science, 19 1103–1109. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M.(2024). Can Indigenous Ecotheology Save the World? Affinities Between Traditional Worldviews and Environmental Sustainability. Climate and Development,  1–9. | External link
    • Seyed Aghamiri, F., Luetz, J.M., & Hills, K. (2024). Why did God let this Happen? Assessing the Spiritual Impacts of Sexual Addiction on Intimate Female Partners: A Qualitative Investigation. Sexuality & Culture,  1–30. | External link
    • Leal Filho, W., Cabral Ribeiro, P. C., Mazutti, J., … Luetz, J.M., et al. (2024). Using Artificial Intelligence to Implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals at Higher Education Institutions. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology,  1–20. | External link
    • Winchester, R., Hovey, K., & Luetz, J.M.(2024). A Future Agenda for Research on In-Service Theological Training in Thailand and Beyond. International Review of Mission, 113(1) 92–114. | External link | AC Link
    • Leal Filho, W., Wall, T., Salvia, A.L.… Luetz, J.M. et al. (2024). The Impacts of the COVID-19 Lockdowns on the Work of Academic Staff at Higher Education Institutions: An International Assessment. Environment, Development and Sustainability,  1–27. | External link
    • Seyed Aghamiri, F., Luetz, J.M., & Hills, K. (2024). Investigating the Impacts of Compulsive Sexual Behaviours on Women Using Descriptive Phenomenology: A Research Agenda. Sexuality Research and Social Policy,  1–11. | External link
  • 2023
    • Leal Filho, W., Weissenberger, S., Luetz, J.M., Sierra, J., Rampasso, I.S., Sharifi, A., Anholon, R., Eustachio, J.H.P.P., Kovaleva, M. (2023). Towards a Greater Engagement of Universities in Addressing Climate Change Challenges. Scientific Reports, 13, 19030. | External link
    • Nunn, P.D., & Luetz, J.M.(2023). Harnessing traditional knowledge for climate resilience in the Pacific. East Asia Forum: Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific, . | External link
    • Seyed Aghamiri, F., & Luetz, J.M.(2023). The Long-Lived Impacts of Sexual Addiction: Examples of Unwanted Gifts That Keep Giving. Sexual Health & Compulsivity,  1–5. | External link
    • Hukkinen, E., Lütz, J.M., & Dowden, T. (2023). Assessing Research Trends in Spiritual Growth: The Case for Self- Determined Learning. Religions, 14(6) 809. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., Nichols, N., Du Plessis, K., Nunn, P.D.(2023). Spirituality and Sustainable Development: A Systematic Word Frequency Analysis and an Agenda for Research in Pacific Island Countries. Sustainability, 15, 2201 1–15. | External link
    • Luetz, J.M., & Nunn, P.D.(2023). Spirituality and Sustainable Development: An Entangled and Neglected Relationship. Sustainability Science, 18 2035–2042. | External link
    • Ayling, D., & Luetz, J. M.(2023). Student Voices on the COVID-19 Crisis: An Australian Christian Higher Education Study. Christian Higher Education, 22(1) 46–71. | External link
    • Tucker, S., & Luetz, J.M.(2023). Art Therapy in Australian Prisons: A Research Agenda. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology,  1–26. | External link
    • Atabongwoung, G., Luetz, J.M., & Austin, D.A.(2023). Invigorating Interfaith Consciousness for the Common Good: Reimagining the Role of African Religion and Pentecostalism in Contemporary South Africa. Religions, 14(4) 486. | External link
  • 2022
    • Leal Filho, W., Wall, T., Mucova, S.A.R., Nagy, G.J., Balogun, A.-L., Luetz, J.M., Ng, A.W., Kovaleva, M., Azam, F.M.S., Alves, F., Guevara, Z., Matandirotya, N.R., Skouloudis, A., Tzachor, A., Malakar, K., Gandhi, O. (2022). Deploying Artificial Intelligence for Climate Change Adaptation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 180, 121662 1–20. | External link
    • Seyed Aghamiri, F., Luetz, J.M., & Hills, K. (2022). Pornography Addiction and its Impacts on Intimate Female Partner Wellbeing—A Systematic Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Addictive Diseases,  1–9. | External link
    • Seyed Aghamiri, F., Luetz, J.M., & Hills, K. (2022). Impacts of Sexual Addiction on Intimate Female Partners—The State of the Art. Sexual Health & Compulsivity,  1–37. | External link
    • Sultana, N., & Luetz, J.M.(2022). Adopting the Local Knowledge of Coastal Communities for Climate Change Adaptation—A Case Study From Bangladesh. Frontiers in Climate, 4, 823296 1–19. | External link
    • Leal Filho, W., Lange Salvia, A., Abubakar, I.R., Mifsud, M., Azadi, H., Sharifi, A., LeVasseur, T., Luetz, J.M., Velazquez, L., Singh, P., Pretorius, R., Akib, N.A.M., Savelyeva, T., Brandli, L., Muthu, N., Lombardi, P. (2022). Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Routines of Higher Education Institutions: A Global Perspective. Sustainability, 14(21) 14105. | External link
    • Leal Filho, W., Lange Salvia, A., Ulluwishewa, R., Abubakar, I.R., Mifsud, M., LeVasseur, T.J., Correia, V., Consorte-McCrea, A., Paço, A., Fritzen, B., Ray, S., Gordon, N., Luetz, J.M., Borsari, B., Venkatesan, M., Mukul, S.A., Carp, R.M., Begum, H., N (2022). Linking Sustainability and Spirituality: A Preliminary Assessment in Pursuit of a Sustainable and Ethically Correct World. Journal of Cleaner Production, 380(2) 135091. | External link
  • 2021
    • Doust, K., Wejs, A., Zhang, T.-T., Swan, A., Sultana, N., Braneon, C., Luetz, J.M., Casset, L., Fatorić, S. (2021). Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Towns of Between 10,000 and 50,000 Inhabitants. Ocean and Coastal Management, 212. | External link
    • Nelson, W., & Luetz, J.M.(2021). The Impact of Short-Term Cross-Cultural Experience on the Intercultural Competence of Participating Students—A Case Study of Australian High School Students. Social Sciences, 10(8), 313 1–28. | External link
    • Leal Filho, W., Wall, T., Nagy, G.J., Alves, F., Fernández Carril, L. R., Li, C., Mucova, S., Platje, J., Rayman-Bacchus, L., Totin, E., Ayal, D.Y., Luetz, J.M., Azeiteiro, U.M., Garcia Vinuesa, A., & Minhas, A. (2021). The Impacts of the Early Outset of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Climate Change Research—Implications for Policy-Making. Environmental Science and Policy, 124 267–278. | External link
    • Klingenberg, A., Luetz, J.M., & Crawford, A. (2021). Transnationalism—Recognising the Strengths of Dual Belonging for both Migrant and Society. [OA link: https://rdcu.be/b1awo]. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 22 453–470. | External link
    • Leal Filho, W., Matandirotya, N.R., Luetz, J.M. et al. (2021). Impacts of Climate Change to African Indigenous Communities and Examples of Adaptation Responses. Nature Communications, 12, 6224. | External link
    • Leal Filho, W., Sima, M., Sharifi, A., Luetz, J.M., et al. (2021). Handling Climate Change Education at Universities—An Overview. Environmental Sciences Europe, 33, 109 1–19. | External link
    • Leal Filho, W., Krishnapillai, M., Sidsaph, H., Nagy, G. J., Luetz, J. M., Dyer, J., Otoara Ha’apio, M., Havea, P. H., Raj, K., Singh, P., Rogers, T., Li, C., Boodhan, M. K., Wolf, F., Yayeh Ayal, D., & Azadi, H. (2021). Climate Change Adaptation on Small Island States—An Assessment of Limits and Constraints. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9(6), 602 1–22. | External link
  • 2020
    • Leal Filho, W., Luetz, J.M., Sattler, D.N. and Nunn, P.D.(2020). Coronavirus—COVID-19 Transmission in Pacific Small Island Developing States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 5409. | External link
    • Leal Filho, W., Ha’apio, M.O., Luetz, J.M., & Li, C. (2020). Climate change adaptation as a development challenge to small Island states—A case study from the Solomon Islands. Environmental Science and Policy, 107 179–187. | External link
  • 2019
    • Havea, P.H., Hemstock, S.L., Des Combes, H.J., Luetz, J.M., & Liava‘a, L.F.C.(2019). Impact of Climate Change on Spirituality. Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3, 1 33–45. | External link
    • Luetz, J. M.(2019). Over-Researching Migration ‘Hotspots’? Ethical Issues from the Carteret Islands. Forced Migration Review, 61 20–22. | External link
  • 2018
    • Klingenberg, A., Luetz, J.M., & Crawford, A. (2018). Mitigating Developmental Crises for Migrants from South Africa—The Role and Significance of ‘Sense of Belonging’. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), 6, 1. | External link
  • 2017
    • Klingenberg, A., Luetz, J. M., & Crawford, A. (2017). Identity Development of Transnational South African Migrants to Australia: Research Informed Implications for Counsellors. Counselling Connections Across Australia: CCAA Journal, 8 12–18. | External link

Internal and External Grants

  • 2024
    • AC Conference Funding, $2000, AC
    • Conference Travel Grant; Buxton, UK: Sacred Waters: An International and Transdisciplinary Conference, $2000, Alphacrucis University College
  • 2023
    • Conference Travel Grant, $2000, Alphacrucis University College; Hamburg, Germany: World Symposium of Sustainable Development Centres
  • 2014
    • Competitive Blended Learning Initiative award, $3000, School of Social Sciences (SOSS), UNSW

Presentations

  • 2023
    • Reimagining Sustainability Centres as Places for Ecocentric Biodiversity Conservation (2023), World Symposium of Climate Change and Sustainable Development Centres, Hamburg, Germany, 29 Jun 2023
  • 2022
    • (with Tucker, S.) Autoethnographic Reflections on Prison Art Therapy and Holistic Inmate Resilience & Rehabilitation (2022), 10th International Criminal Justice Conference 2022, Melbourne, Australia, 24 Nov 2022
  • 2021
    • (with Ayling, D.) Christian Higher Education During COVID-19: An Australian Case Study Synthesizes Lessons and Opportunities (2021), ACHEA Research Conference Changing Worlds, Sydney, Australia, 09 Sep 2021
    • (with Nichols, E.) Spirituality and Sustainable Development: A Review of Contemporary Australian Perspectives and Practices (2021), Research for Development Impact Network (RDI) Conference: Pathways Through Disruptions, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 02 Jul 2021
    • Towards Nature-Immersive Pedagogy of Place in Outdoor Education (2021), 3rd World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research, Hamburg, Germany & Murcia, Spain (Online), 08 Apr 2021
  • 2019
    • Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities for Faith-Engaged Approaches (2019), 2nd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region, Lautoka, Fiji, 21 Aug 2019
    • Novel Perspectives on Abortion from Phenomenology Research: A Manifesto for Consulting the Unconsulted (2019), ACHEA 2019 Research Conference: Christian Education—Reason and Relevance, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Brisbane, Australia, 02 Aug 2019
    • Towards an Embodied Pedagogy in Educating for Creation Care (2019), ACHEA 2019 Research Conference: Christian Education—Reason and Relevance, State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Brisbane, Australia, 01 Aug 2019
  • 2018
    • Community Gardening: Integrating Social Responsibility and Sustainability in a Higher Education Setting—A Case Study from Australia (2018), World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 Jun 2018
    • (with Unger, J. M.) Engaging Employees in Corporate Social Responsibility Projects—A Case Study from the Lufthansa Group Showcasing Experiences and Lessons Gathered in Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and Columbia (2018), World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 Jun 2018
    • Social Responsibility Versus Sustainable Development in United Nations Policy Documents: A Meta-analytical Review of Key Terms in Human Development Reports (2018), World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 28 Jun 2018
  • 2017
    • Envisioning Christian Higher Education in a Disaster-Prone World: Perspectives from Poor and Marginalised Communities (2017), Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance (ACHEA) Research Conference, Parramatta, Australia, 18 Aug 2017
    • “We’re not Refugees, We’ll Stay Here Until We Die!”—Climate Change Adaptation and Migration Experiences Gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (2017), World Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities, Apia, Samoa, 06 Jul 2017
    • Climate change and migration in the Maldives: Some lessons for policy makers (2017), Lunchbox Seminar Series, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, 19 May 2017
    • Climate Science, Religion and the Politics of Climate Change (2017), Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 09 Mar 2017
  • 2016
    • Christian commitment and the longevity challenge of climate change (2016), Environmental Science Lecture - School of Education and Humanities, CHC Higher Education, Brisbane, Australia, 16 Sep 2016
    • Climate Change and Migration in the Maldives: Some Lessons for Policy Makers (2016), Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region, Lautoka, Fiji, 26 Jul 2016
    • Education as the aspirational sine qua non for human flourishing: Case study from Bangladesh (2016), Research Symposium Learning and Loves—Re-Imagining Christian Education, Brisbane, Australia, 19 Jul 2016
    • Education: Success factor for poverty reduction, environmental justice & intergenerational equity (2016), Research Symposium Learning and Loves—Re-Imagining Christian Education, Brisbane, Australia, 19 Jul 2016
  • 2014
    • Case studies from hotpots: coastal megacities (2014), School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 27 Aug 2014
    • Case studies from hotpots: water stressed regions & low-lying islands (2014), School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney , Australia, 26 Aug 2014
    • The human implications of ruptured landscapes: climate change and storm surges (2014), School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 22 Aug 2014
    • Climate change and the limits of adaptation: moving or living with it? (2014), School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 20 Aug 2014
    • Climate awareness: implications of climate change for urban environments (2014), School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 19 Aug 2014
    • Climate change, civilizations and migrations: a difficult problem (2014), School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 19 Aug 2014
    • The latest in climate science: implications for global development (2014), School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of New South Wales,, Sydney, Australia, 07 Aug 2014
    • Longevity of CO2 in the atmosphere and resultant migration consequences on developing country societies (2014), UNSW United Nations Student Society, Sydney, Australia, 21 May 2014
    • Opportunities and challenges for development practice in the 21st Century context of progressive climate change (2014), World Vision Germany WoVi Campus - PhD research presentation, Friedrichsdorf,, Germany, 14 Jan 2014
  • 2011
    • Migrants and Transients in a Climate of Change (2011), Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) NSW Centre Postgraduate Student Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 17 Jun 2011
  • 2010
    • Climate Change Migration Issues and Lessons from the Carteret Islands (2010), Climate Change Adaptation and Governance; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 17 Nov 2010
  • 2008
    • Field Research in Bougainville/Papua New Guinea in 2008 (2008), Internationale Klimakonferenz: “Atolle der Südsee—Halligen der Nordsee: Internationaler Dialog zum Klimawandel”, Universität Hamburg, Germany, 08 Nov 2008

Engagement Publications

Journal Articles

  • 2017
    • Klingenberg A, Luetz JM, Crawford A (2017). Identity Development of Transnational South African Migrants to Australia: Research Informed Implications for Counsellors. CCAA Journal, Vol. 8. | External link

Other Publications

  • 2015
    • McAdam J, McLaren M, Luetz JM (2015). Climate Refugees: The Communities Displaced by Global Warming Video Documentary. | External link
    • Luetz JM (2015). Climate Migration: Bangladesh on the Move Video Documentary. | External link

Professional Memberships

Adjunct Professor - University of the Sunshine Coast - School of Law and Society (since 2020)

Deputy Editor - International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM) Emerald Publishing [International Journal; invited role] (since 2020)

Editorial Board Member - Christian Higher Education - Routledge Taylor & Francis [International Journal; invited role] (since 2021)

Editorial Board Member - Discover Sustainability Springer Nature [International Journal; invited role] (since 2020)

Editorial Board Member - Humanities & Social Sciences Communications - Nature Portfolio [International Journal; invited role] (since 2022)

Member - The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (since 2019)

Current Supervision

  • Current
    • Hukkinen, E, Testing the effectiveness of a coaching approach for discipling Christians. (PhD thesis)
    • Green, A, Approaching digital wisdom: How do Christian ministry leaders understand and apply digital literacies to participate and lead in digital contexts? (PhD thesis)
    • Ram, N, Christian social identity and group membership as protective against mental ill-health? An Australian qualitative study (PhD thesis)
    • Skinner, E, Evaluating the psychometric properties of the Spiritual Wellbeing Scale (MPhil thesis)
    • Healy, T, The Role of Ecotheological Education and Ecotheological Practice in Australian Theological Higher Education (PhD thesis)
    • Winchester, R, Developing Transformational Pentecostal Leaders in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand: A Model for In-Service Leadership Training (PhD thesis)
    • Olushola, A, An investigation into human experiences and perspectives on signs and wonders: Comparative analyses between Sweden and Nigeria (working title) (MPhil thesis)

Completed Supervision

  • 2024
    • Madden, C, Unlocking the Motivation of Gen Z at Work: An Empirical Approach (PhD thesis)
  • 2023
    • O'Hara, J, An Evaluation of Neighbours Aid: A Case Study of an Australian Social Enterprise Business Raising Funds for Development Projects in the Majority World (DMin thesis)
    • Seyed Aghamiri, F, The Lived Experiences and Wellbeing of Female Partners Following Discovery or Disclosure of their Male Partner’s Compulsive Sexual Behaviours: An Australian Phenomenological Study (PhD thesis)
    • Keyhanee, M, An Exercise in Comparative Theology: Light in the Bible and the Qu'ran (MPhil thesis)
  • 2019
    • Nelson, W., The Impact of Short-Term Cross-cultural Experience on the Intercultural Competence of Participating Students: A Study of Australian High School Students (Masters Project/Thesis)
    • Hart, G., Unknown (Masters Project/Thesis)
    • Tucker, S., Contemporary Art Therapy in Queensland Prisons (Masters Project/Thesis)
  • 2016
    • Ransford, K.R., In Search of Self: Transitioning from Institutional Religion to an Autonomous Spiritual Journey (Masters Project/Thesis)
    • Klingenberg, A, Finding Belonging Within Migration: A Study of the South African Migrant into Australia (Masters Project/Thesis)
    • Klingenberg, A., Finding belonging within migration: A study of the South African mi-grant into Australia (Masters Project/Thesis)
  • 2015
    • Hill, A., Attachment, Adoption and the Cords of Connection (Masters Project/Thesis)

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