Dr Carol Birrell is an artist, academic and writer, exploring Indigenous and Western senses of place, climate change, creativity and education.
Her earth-based arts practice for the last 20 years, called Touched by the Earth, draws together movement, painting, photography, environmental sculpture and poetry, along with Indigenous understandings, as a base for ecological writing and exploring ecological identity.
She was recently a Lecturer in Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney, School of Education, and has taught Aboriginal Education at Wollongong University. Her background of 25 years in teaching includes primary and high schools, geography and Social Sciences, wilderness education and personal development.
Dr Carol Birrell, BA, Dip Ed (Macquarie University), Grad.Dip. Family and Couple Therapy (UNSW), Masters in Couple and Family Therapy (UNSW), PhD (UWS).