Dr Hedda Ransan-Cooper



BSc (Hons), PhD


Hedda Ransan-Cooper is a researcher interested in the intersections between everyday life and global processes of change as they relate to sustainability problems and governance. Dr Ransan-Cooper is also passionate about the practice of doing transdiciplinary research for solving policy challenges. She has conducted research on environmental migration in the Philippines and the politics of coal seam gas in regional Australia. Her current role at CECS combines a range of research interests as researcher and project coordinator for the CONSORT project - an ARENA funded trial of renewable technology on Bruny Island, Tasmania. In this role, she is seeking to understand how people relate to a package of technology involving distributed, smart grid solar and battery resources. In her role as project coordinator, she is facilitating interdiciplinary and research-practioner linkages for improved research outcomes. She has published her research in Environmental SociologyGlobal Environmental Change and Safety Science.


Research interests

Environmental sociology

Sociology of risk

Energy transitions

Environmental/climate change migration

Transdisciplinary research 

Social movements

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