Fellowship Award

The Geographical Society of New South Wales awards Fellowships to members who have made a significant contribution to geography and to the work of their professional organisation. 

The nomination procedures and rules together with the nomination form can be downloaded HERE. Award Nominations for the 2022 Fellowship Award should be emailed by COB Monday, 1 August 2022 to: 

Executive Officer, Bronwyn Bate: b.bate@westernsydney.edu.au


Natascha KlockerIt is with great pleasure that the Geographical Society of NSW recognise Associate Professor Natascha Klocker by awarding her a Fellowship in 2020

The award of a Fellowship is in recognition of Natascha’s contributions to the Society as a councillor for almost 10 years, and as an Associate Editor and then Editor (Human Geography) of Australian Geographer, shepherding improvements that have contributed to an impressive performance by Australian Geographer. This award is also acknowledgement of A/Prof Klocker’s work in raising the profile of gender and cultural diversity within the discipline and the Society, her important research on international migration into rural areas that is pioneering in its community engagement approach, and her editorial work with emerging geographers that is fostering the next generation of geographers.

Natascha was awarded a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Environmental Science where she was awarded Honours I and the University Medal at the University of NSW in 2002. She returned to UNSW where she completed her PhD Thesis on ‘A participatory, action-oriented and youth-led investigation of child domestic work in Iringa, Tanzania’ in 2008.

Natascha began her academic career as a Postdoctoral fellow: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation & University of Melbourne. In 2010 she took up a post at the University of Wollongong where she remains today as Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities and Chair of the Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee. 

With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and more than 10 years’ experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate geography students, A/Prof Klocker’s research and teaching focus on issues of equity, discrimination and inclusion/exclusion – most often explored through the lens of migration and ethnic diversity. She is known for her action-oriented approach to research, and was recognised in the University of Wollongong’s ‘Women of Impact’ initiative in 2016. A/Prof Klocker’s research is cited in a range of disciplines beyond geography including: cultural studies, psychology, sociology, public health, planning, tourism studies, linguistics, management and organisation studies, and media and communication studies.


Past Recipients
1969 Professor George H. Dury 1994 Colin Sale
1973 Professor Neville R. Wills 1996 Associate Professor Ian Burnley
1978 Dr James Fox 1998 Dr Stephen Codrington
1980 James Brock Rowe 1998 Dr Deirdre Dragovich
1980 Sister Gonzaga Stanley 2000 Dr Graeme  Aplin
1980 John J. Coffee 2002 Associate Professor James Forrest
1981 Margery Joyce Martin 2004 Dr Kevin M. Dunn
1981 Edward Crago 2006 Dr Colin Davey
1981 Professor Alan Tweedie 2008 Professor Pauline McGuirk
1988 Malcolm H. Barlow 2010 Associate Professor Gordon Waitt
1988 Dr Donald S. Biddle 2013 Associate Professor Phil McManus
1988 John Shaw 2014 Professor John Connell
1990 Dr John Emery 2016 Professor Chris Gibson
1990 Professsor Trevor Langford-Smith 2020 Associate Professor Natascha Klocker
1992 Dr David C. Rich 2022 Associate Professor Rae Duffy Jones & Professor Emma Waterton 

Updated: 7 January 2015