Stephen Healy

Senior Lecturer
Honorary Senior Lecturer

Stephen Healy, although technically trained, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages

He has worked for the Energy Policy Research Unit of Greenpeace International, the NSW EPA and at Middlesex University (UK) where he led the Science, Technology and Society Program. His research interests encompass: the role of science and technology in contemporary environmental problems; issues of global environmental change, particularly climate change; energy issues/politics; risk and uncertainty; public participation; consumption, and transdisciplinarity across the social/natural sciences and engineering.  The formal analytical approach taken by this work ranges from a descriptive idiom, commonly grounded by collaborative research with technical practitioners, through to critical, post-humanist science studies analyses.  The latter, which benefit considerably from the empirical grounding provided by the former, are increasingly focused by praxeographic, post-foucauldian analyses of the dynamics of socio-material ensembles (variously labeled ‘collectives’, ‘assemblages’, ‘agencements’ etc), which pervade and structure the contemporary world and commonly focused on the ways in which these constitute power (understood in Foucauldian terms).

Stephen is the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Coordinator for UNSW's Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (http://www.ceem.unsw.edu.au/).


Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Wild-River S; Healy SA, 2006, Guide to Environmental Risk Management, ., CCH Australia, Sydney
2006
Book Chapters
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Healy S, 2018, 'Sociotechnical resilience: From recovery to adaptation and beyond, the journey so far...', in The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience: A New Perspective on Governing Risk and Disaster, pp. 45 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8509-3_3
2018
Healy S, 2015, 'Post-Humanist 'Narratives of (non-) Nature' and the Sciences', in Science and Narratives of Nature: East and West, edn. Science and Technology Studies, Routledge India, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138900899/
2015
Healy S; Mesman J, 2014, 'Resilience: Contingency, Complexity, and Practice', in Hommels A; Mesman J; Bijker WE (ed.), VULNERABILITY IN TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURES: NEW DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH AND GOVERNANCE, edn. Inside Technology, MIT PRESS, pp. 155 - 177, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000337320900010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2014
MacGill IF; Healy SA; Passey R, 2013, 'Trading in energy efficiency – a market based solution to market failure, or just another market failure?', in Sioshansi FP (ed.), Energy Efficiency:Towards The End of Electricity Growth, edn. Original, Elsevier, Waltham MA/Oxford, pp. 563 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397879-0.00022-0
2013
MacGill IF; Healy SA, 2013, 'Is Electricity Industry Reform the Right Answer to the Wrong Question? Lessons from Australian Restructuring and Climate Policy', in Sioshansi FP (ed.), Evolution of Global Electricity Markets: New paradigms, new challenges, new approaches, Elsevier, Waltham MA/San Diego CA/London, pp. 615 - 644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397891-2.00020-1
2013
Healy S; MacGill I, 2012, 'From Smart Grid to Smart Energy Use', in Smart Grid, pp. 29 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-386452-9.00002-4
2012
Wild-River S; Healy SA, 2010, 'Environmental Risk Managment', in Australian Master Environment Guide, edn. Original, CCH Australia
2010
Healy SA, 2009, 'Air-Conditioning and the ‘Homogenisation’ of People and Built Environments', in Shove E; Chappells H; Lutzenhiser L (ed.), Comfort in a Lower Carbon Society, edn. 1, Routledge, pp. 7 - 17
2009
Healy SA, 2008, 'Knowledge as practice: Implications for the Tertiary sector', in Morley I; Crouch M (ed.), Knowledge as value, edn. Original, Rodopi Press, Amsterdam, New York, pp. 63 - 75
2008
Wild-River S; Healy SA, 2007, 'Environmental Risk Management', in Australian Master OHS & Environment Guide, edn. Original, CCH Australia, Australia
2007
Healy SA, 2005, 'Technology, Society and the Environment', in Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, Volume 2, edn. Original, Routledge, New York, pp. 796 - 800
2005
Healy SA, 2005, 'Electricity Generation and the Environment', in Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, Volume 1, edn. Original, Routledge, New York, pp. 281 - 283
2005
Healy SA, 2005, 'Globalisation', in Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology, Volume 1, edn. Original, Routledge, New York, pp. 389 - 393
2005
Healy SA, 2003, 'Public participation as the performance of nature', in Szerszynski B; Heim W; Waterton C (ed.), NATURE PERFORMED: ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE, edn. SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW MONOGRAPHS, Blackwell Publishing/The Sociological Review, Oxford, UK and Malden, USA, pp. 94 - 108, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000221332700007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2003
Conference Papers
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MacGill IF; Healy SA; Passey RJ, 2013, 'White certificate schemes – can commodification and financialisation of energy efficiency solve energy market failure, or risk just adding to it?', in eceee 2013 Summer Study proceedings: Rethink, Renew, Restart, eceee (European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy), Stockholm, Sweden, presented at 'Rethink, renew, restart', eceee 2013 Summer Study, Belambra Les Criques, France, 03 June 2013 - 08 June 2013, http://proceedings.eceee.org/visabstrakt.php?event=3&doc=2-148-13
2013
Healy SA; Outhred HR; Retnanestri MI, 2005, 'Off-Grid Photovoltaic Applications In Indonesia: The Role of PV in Facilitating Sustainable Rural Development in Indonesia', in Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. - - -, presented at Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2005 - 21 April 2005
2005
Retnanestri MI; Outhred HR; Healy SA, 2005, 'Off-Grid Photovoltaic Sustainability And Its Potential Role in Facilitating Sustainability Rural Development in Indonesia', in Sauliah SM (ed.), World Renewable Energy Regional Congress and Exhibition 2005 for Asian African, Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. 339 - 353, presented at Promoting Renewable Energy Business Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Asia and African Countries, Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2005 - 21 April 2005
2005
Healy SA; Outhred HR; Retnanestri MI, 2005, 'Off-Grid Photovoltaic Applications In Indonesia: An Assessment of Current Experience', in ANZSES 2005: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future - A challenge for a post carbon world, ANZSES 2005: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future - A challenge for a post carbon world, Otago University, Dunedid, New Zealand, presented at ANZSES 2005: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future - A challenge for a post carbon world, Otago University, Dunedid, New Zealand, 28 November 2005 - 30 November 2005
2005
Outhred HR; Healy SA; Retnanestri MI; Tukunga T, 2004, 'Experience with off-grid photovoltaic systems in Tonga and Indonesia', in Kirtikara K (ed.), 14th international photovoltaic science and engineering conference, 14th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 63 - 66, presented at 14th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2004 - 30 January 2004
2004
Healy SA, 2004, 'The sustainability problematique - reconnecting society & nature', in Sustainability and Social Science, Sustainability and Social Science, IFS, UTS, Sydney, presented at Sustainability and Social Science, IFS, UTS, Sydney, 12 December 2003
2004
Healy SA, 2004, 'Deadly dingoes - wilderness as dogma or people behaving badly?', in Environmental Governance: Transforming Regions and Localities, Environmental Governance: Transforming Regions and Localities, Macquarie University, Sydney, presented at Environmental Governance: Transforming Regions and Localities, Macquarie University, Sydney, 12 November 2004 - 14 November 2004
2004
Healy SA; Outhred HR, 2003, 'Off-grid photovoltaic applicaitons in Indonesia: An analysis of preliminary fieldwork experience', in 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, University of Melbourne, presented at 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, University of Melbourne, 26 November 2003 - 29 November 2003
2003
Healy SA, 2003, 'Towards a vocabulary for speaking of the engagement of things into discourse', in 2003 Hamburg Conference: Does discourse matter? Discourse, power and institutions in the sustainability transition, Hamburg Conference: Does discourse matter? Discourse, power and institutions in the sustainability transition 2003, Haus Nissen Hamburg, pp. 1 - 21, presented at Hamburg Conference: Does discourse matter? Discourse, power and institutions in the sustainability transition 2003, Haus Nissen Hamburg, 11 July 2003 - 13 July 2003
2003
Retnanesri M; Outhred HR; Healy SA, 2003, 'Off-Grid Photvoltaic Applications in Indonesia: An Analysis of Preliminary Fieldwork Experience', in 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, University of Melbourne, presented at 41st Annual Conference of ANZSES: From research to market, University of Melbourne, 26 November 2003 - 29 November 2003
2003
Healy SA; Outhred HR; Retnanestri MI, 2003, 'Off-grid photovoltaic applications in Indonesia: A framework for analysis', in Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2003), Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2003), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, presented at Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2003), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, 28 September 2003 - 01 October 2003
2003
Healy SA, 2002, 'Green Governance in the Age of Globalisation', in Kerr S; Buhrs T; Dann C (eds.), Ecopolitics XIII, Ecopolitics XIII, pp. 65 - 67, presented at Ecopolitics XIII, 29 November 2001 - 01 December 2001
2002
Healy SA, 1998, 'Greying Greens--betrayal, retrogression or maturity', in Green Politics in Grey Times: Ecopolitics XI, Green Politics in Grey Times: Ecopolitics XI, Melbourne, pp. 146 - 152, presented at Green Politics in Grey Times: Ecopolitics XI, Melbourne, 04 October 1997 - 05 October 1997
1998
Journal articles
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Healy S, 2013, 'Affective Dissent', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 5, pp. 114 - 130, http://utsescholarship.lib.uts.edu.au/epress/journals/index.php/mcs
2013
Healy SA, 2012, 'Atmospheres of Consumption: Shopping as Involuntary Vulnerability', Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 10, pp. 35 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2012.10.003
2012
Healy SA, 2010, 'Post-Normal Science in Postnormal Times', Futures, vol. 43, pp. 202 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2010.10.009
2010
Healy SA, 2010, 'Facilitating Public Participation in Toxic Waste Management Through Engaging 'The Object of Politics'', East Asian Science, Technology and Society, vol. 4, pp. 585 - 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12280-010-9152-z
2010
Healy S, 2009, 'Toward an epistemology of public participation', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 90, pp. 1644 - 1654, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2008.05.020
2009
Kuch D; Healy SA, 2008, 'Emissions trading: `Grip on reality` or just `trust in numbers`?', Australian Journal of Public Affairs
2008
Healy SA, 2008, 'Toward an epistemology of public participation', Journal of Environmental Management, pp. 1 - 11
2008
Healy SA, 2008, 'Air-conditioning and the `homogenization` of people and built environments', Building Research and Information, vol. 36, pp. 312 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613210802076351
2008
Healy SA, 2007, 'Deadly dingoes: `Wild` or simply requiring `due process`', Social Studies of Science, vol. 37, pp. 443 - 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306312706070746
2007
Healy SA, 2006, 'Risk as Embodied Circumstance - Some Organisational Observations', Risk Management, vol. 8, pp. 77 - 91
2006
Healy SA; MacGill IF; Outhred HR, 2006, 'Is There a Sustainable Future for Nuclear Power?', IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 4, pp. 63 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MPAE.2006.1657721
2006
Healy S, 2005, 'Toward a vocabulary for speaking of the engagement of things into discourse', Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, vol. 7, pp. 239 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15239080500339745
2005
Healy SA, 2005, 'An Uneasy Alchemy?, review of `Uneasy Alchemy: citizens and experts in Louisiana`s chemical corridor disputes`, Allen, B.L. (Cambridge (Mass)/London: The MIT Press, 2003)', Metascience, vol. 14, pp. 195 - 199
2005
Healy SA, 2004, 'A `post-foundational` interpretation of risk: risk as `performance`', Journal of Risk Research, vol. 7, pp. 277 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1366987042000176235
2004
Healy SA, 2003, 'Epistemological Pluralism and the `Politics of Choice`', Futures, vol. 35, pp. 689 - 701, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0016-3287(03)00022-3
2003
Healy S, 2002, 'International toxic risk management: Ideals, interests and implementation.', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY, vol. 48, pp. 148 - 149, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000174207000047&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2002
Healy SA, 2002, 'Mediating Knowledge Nature and Society', Metascience, vol. 11, pp. 219 - 222
2002
Healy SA, 2001, 'Towards a post-foundational ecology: reflections on the interplay between environmentalism and postmodernism', Ecopolitics, vol. 1, pp. 46 - 57
2001
Healy SA, 2001, 'Risk as social process: the end of `the age of appealing to the facts`?', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 86, pp. 39 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3894(01)00254-0
2001
Healy SA, 2001, 'Privileging process over `fact`: the Sydney water scare as `organised irresponsibility`', Science and Public Policy, vol. 28, pp. 123 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.3152/147154301781781534
2001
Healy SA, 1999, 'Extended peer communities and the ascendance of post-normal politics', Futures, vol. 31, pp. 655 - 669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0016-3287(99)00025-7
1999
Healy SA; Green MA, 1992, 'Efficiency enhancements in crystalline silicon solar cells by alloying with germanium', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 28, pp. 273 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0927-0248(92)90035-N
1992
Chan BO; Healy SA; Green MA, 1992, 'Strained Si1-xGex layers grown by low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxy', Materials Letters, vol. 14, pp. 263 - 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0167-577X(92)90033-G
1992
Healy SA; Young TL; Green MA, 1991, 'Low-temperature growth of silicon on Si1-xGex by liquid phase epitaxy', Journal of Crystal Growth, vol. 112, pp. 287 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-0248(91)90930-4
1991
Soo Hong Lee ; Healy SA; Young TL; Green MA, 1990, 'Very-low-temperature liquid-phase epitaxial growth of silicon', Materials Letters, vol. 9, pp. 53 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0167-577X(90)90150-K
1990