Philip, Dr Justine


Yiagilang Ngarrngatj Seeking Knowledge Research Unit, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

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Research interests / activities

I have a PhD in Ecosystem Management, and write about environmental history, human-wilflide conflicts and the cultural history of animals. My PhD was on the cultural history of the Australian dingo.


Borrowy, I; Philip, J; Armiero, M.; Mart, Michelle; Muller, Simone (2021, April). Toxins, Me and Everybody Else: On Science & Silence. Collaborative Forum. Journal of Environmental History, Oxford University Press.

Philip, J (2021) "The Dingo Barrier Fence: Presenting the case to decommission the world’s longest environmental barrier in the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030", Biologia Futura,

Philip, J (2021) In progress: Myxomatosis: An examination of the social, cultural and ethical implications of a vertebrate biocontrol WikiJournal of Science.

Philip, J (2020) The Waterfinders. A cultural history of the dingo. Special report for the Royal Zoological Society of NSW forum: The Dingo Dilemma: to cull, contain or conserve. Australian Zoologist

Philip, J (2020) Air-dropping poisoned meat to kill bush predators hasn’t worked in the past, and it’s unlikely to help now The Conversation, March 13

Philip, J (2020) A historical review of Australian aerial vertebrate pest control, targeting dingoes and wild dogs 1946 - 2019. Australian Zoologist

Philip, J (2019) How Australia made poisoning animals normal Conversation, Feb 18.

Philip, J (2018) The Institutionalisation of Poison: A historical review of vertebrate pest control in Australia, 1814 to 2018. Australian Zoology

Philip, J (2018) Dingo Water Knowledge Water + Wisdom Australia India Education resource RMIT Gallery Melbourne

Philip, J (2017). Living blanket, water diviner, wild pet: a cultural history of the dingo The Conversation. Aug 7

Philip, J (2017). International travels of the Australian Canis dingo [The Bigger Picture. Exploring Archives and Smithsonian History]. Smithsonian Institutional Archives, Washington DC. [13 & 15 June].

Philip, J (2016). Representing the Dingo. An Examination of Dingo–Human Encounters in Australian Cultural and Environmental Heritage, PhD Thesis, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, NSW. Australia.

Philip, J.; & Garden, D. (2016). Walking the Thylacine: Records of Native and Indigenous Companion Animals in Australian Narrative and Photographic History. January p. 34-62. Society and Animals Journal.

Gacsi, M.; Philip, J. & Miklosi, A. (2009). Which way does domestication work: Creating new traits or modifying timing? Journal of Veterinary Behaviour, Vol 4, Issue 2 March

Potential areas for research supervision
Human animal studies; Environmental history; Animal ethics and history