Ph.D. Social Science (Anthropology); BA&SS (Hons, Class 1)
Timothy Heffernan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Built Environment. Trained as a social anthropologist, Tim has worked with Australian and European communities affected by event-based hardship, including environmental and economic crisis.
Tim’s research is focused on the lived experience of event-based hardship, particularly the nexus between how a crisis is experienced and how communities transition out of collective hardship and move towards states of recovery. Community belonging, the importance of kinship bonds, and resilience-building after a crisis are central themes in Tim's research.
2020 Fellow, Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies