Susannah Clement


PhD title: Walking together: child and parent pedestrian mobilities in Wollongong City centre

My research interests can be best described as taking a material feminist approach to explore the everyday experiences of family life. My PhD research explored how families living in Wollongong experience and make sense of their everyday walking practices. The aim of the project was to understand how and why families make time (or don’t make time) for walking in their everyday lives. The project aimed to inform work around sustainable transport use, active travel and broader debates in the child and family geography literature about everyday mobilities and family life. 


Journal Papers

Clement, S. Kent, K. & Duursma, E. (2020) Literacy beyond the home and the classroom: public environmental print and children’s literacy, Children’s Geographies, pp.1-8 

Clement, S. & Waitt, G. (2018) Pram mobilities: affordances and atmospheres that assemble childhood and motherhood on-the-moveChildren’s Geographies

Clement, S. & Waitt, G. (2017) Walking, mothering and care: a sensory ethnography of journeying on-foot with children in Wollongong, AustraliaGender, Place & Culture

Waitt, G. & Clement, S. (2015) Women drinking alcohol: assembling a perspective from a Victorian country town, AustraliaGender, Place & Culture, 23(8), pp. 1121-1134 

Book chapters

Clement, S. (forthcoming), Walking with the rain: Sensing family mobility on-foot, in Barry, K. Borovnik M. & Edensor (eds), Weather Mobilities, Routledge.

Clement, S. (2019), GoProing: Becoming researcher/participant, in D. Hodgins (ed) Feminist Research for 21st-century Childhoods, Bloomsbury.

Clement, S. (2019), Families on-foot: assembling motherhood and childhood through care, in Murray, L., McDonnell, L., Hinton-Smith, T., Ferreira, N. and Walsh, K. (Ed.) Families in Motion: Ebbing and Flowing through Space and Time, Emerald Publishing.


Clement S., (2017), Practice-based research in children’s play, Reviewed in: Children’s Geographies

Clement S., (2016), Geographies mobilities, and rhythms over the life-course: adventures in the interval, by E. Stratford, reviewed in: Australian Geographer, 47(1), pp.121-122 

Research funding

Street Literacy: Increasing children’s literacy exposure through literacy art in the street, UOW Global Challenges Strategic Grant 2016
UOW Global Challenges Strategic Grant 2016

Australian Government Research Training Program
$26,000 p.a.


2019 Geographical Society of New South Wales Post-Doctoral Scholar Award

2014 & 2015 Institute of Australian Geographers Postgraduate Presentation Award


2020 Geographical Society of New South Wales Councillor