RMLA Post Graduate Scholarship Winner 2005

Mr Alan Dormer, the President of the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand Inc is pleased to announce that the Resource Management Law Association’s Post Graduate Scholarship for 2005 has been awarded to Suzanne Amanda Vallance of Christchurch.

Suzanne, who already holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Canterbury University and a Master of Applied Science with First Class Honours from Lincoln University is studying for a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Lincoln University in the Environment, Society and Design division. The topic of her thesis is ‘The Sustainability Imperative in Urban New Zealand’. During the course of her PhD Suzanne plans to pursue a critical analysis of the use and applicability of the urban sustainability paradigm to urban planning and policy in New Zealand.

In addition to her studies Suzanne works as an examiner/lecturer for Research Methods for the Social Sciences and various additional research projects in the private sector for independent research groups.

Suzanne has a diverse range of extra-curricular activities including, dancing, tramping, and the restoration of an area of native forest.

Her proposed future career plans include continuing to teach at a tertiary institution or undertaking research in the public or private sector.