Kate Booth, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Planning
Postgraduate Planning Coordinator Master of Planning and Grad Dip Environ Planning
School of Technology, Environments and Design
University of Tasmania
Kate Booth is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Planning at the University of Tasmania. Her research is motivated by an interest in place and places, and how insurance is constituted with cities and households. Kate is leading the ARC Discovery Project, When Disaster Strikes: Geographies of house and contents under-insurance (DP170100096) with Professor Bruce Tranter (Utas), Dr Christine Eriksen (Wollongong) and Associate Professor Shaun French (Nottingham). This project is building a better understanding of the adaptive and maladaptive capacities of insurance in the face of increasing natural disaster impacts and costs. She publishes in top ranked international journals, such as Geoforum, Global Environmental Change, and Urban Studies. Kate also leads the University’s planning program, coordinating the professionally accredited Master of Planning course and teaching regional and urban planning. Prior to joining the University, Kate worked for government and non-government organisations, including a performing arts consortium, environmental groups and the Derwent Estuary Program.