Jane O’Sullivan

Dr. O’Sullivan is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia, an Executive member of Sustainable Population Australia, and a co-convenor of The Overpopulation Project. Trained as an agricultural scientist, she has led international research on tropical root crops in subsistence and semi-subsistence farming systems in the Pacific and South East Asia, before shifting her focus to the threats posed by population growth to food security, economic development and ecological sustainability, and the effectiveness of measures available to limit population growth. In this work, she has participated in numerous collaborations with international colleagues in ecological economics, environmental philosophy, climate change responses and family planning promotion and implementation.