Hi — I’m Dr. Sarina Kilham. I’m an academic and independent training consultant specialising in transdisciplinary research, focusing on the intersection of sustainable rural livelihoods, autonomy of peasants and the ways in which people adapt, integrate or resist government led development programs. I currently lecture and teach on topics of Environmental Communication, Food Justice, Development (-post & International Community) and social justice aspects of rural development.

Outside academic life, I spend some time on 8 wheels with the Inner West Roller Derby League and on two wheels as I cycle a huge blue Yuba Mundo long-tail bicycle. I can also be found trying to write with either children or our family dog sitting on my lap.


Prior to returning to academia, I worked extensively with the United Nations, Non-Government Organisations and public institutions on international development programs for more than a decade, primarily in Timor-Leste.

I’m Evernote Certified Consultant and  I delivers workshops on tools and workflows for academic, including Evernote, Scrivener,  Twitter, Google Apps and Endnote. I speak English, Indonesian, Tetum and Brazilian Portuguese.