Publications

Journal Articles

Bergmann, Iris M. 2020. Naturalness and the Legitimacy of Thoroughbred Racing: A Photo-Elicitation Study with Industry and Animal Advocacy Informants. Animals 10(9): 1513.

Bergmann, Iris M. 2019. Interspecies Sustainability to Ensure Animal Protection: Lessons from the Thoroughbred Racing Industry. Sustainability 11(19):5539.

Bergmann, Iris 2015. Sustainability, thoroughbred racing and the need for change. Pferdeheilkunde 31(5), 490-498.

Bergmann, Iris 2010. What is the Role of The Arts in the face of this? An Exploration in the Context of Whole Systems Thinking and Change for Sustainability. PAN Philosophy Activism Nature 7, 23-32.

Skamp, Keith & Iris Bergmann 2001. Facilitating learnscape development, maintenance and use: teachers’ perceptions and self reported practice. Environmental Education Research 7(4), 333-358

Bergmann, Iris 2000. How to Grasp Environmental Complexities? Photographic Narratives and Environmental Concept Formation. Australian Journal of Environmental Education 15/16 (December), 9-16.

Chapters in Scholarly Books

Bergmann, Iris. 2019. He Loves to Race – or Does He? Ethics and Welfare in Racing. In Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions, 1st edition, edited by Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson and Ulla Ekström von Essen. Routledge Advances in Sociology. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 117-133.  Pre-proof

Bergmann, Iris 2009. Enhancing and Supporting TVET for Sustainable Development: Towards a Synthesis. In: John Fien, Rupert Maclean and Man-Gon Park (Eds.) Work, Learning and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges. Springer Science+Business Media B.V., Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 489-496.

Neil, Cameron, Matthew Bentley, Lisa Ryan, Daniel Donahoo and Iris Bergmann & John Fien 2009. Learning for ‘otherWISE’: being wise about consumption. In: Peter B Corcoran and Osano, Philip M (Eds.) Young People, Education and Sustainable Development: Exploring Principles, Perspectives and Praxis. Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 273-280.

Technical Publications and Reports

Bergmann, Iris Marie. 2020. Towards Interspecies Sustainability: The Future for Thoroughbreds and Thoroughbred Racing. PhD Thesis. Sydney: The University of Sydney.

Bergmann, Iris. 2013. UNESCO Green School Action Project – Climate Change Education in Banjarmasin South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia – Field Research in Jakarta and Banjarmasin. Unpublished Report.

Bergmann, Iris. 2013. Supporting the Uptake of Skills for Sustainability in Australia, Report on Work Package 1, International Leading Practice. Submitted to the Industry Skills and Productivity Branch, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), DIISR 13/00659.

RMIT EU Centre. 2012. Green Economy – Green Skills. High Level Policy Briefing and Symposium, Report. Edited by Iris Bergmann. European Union Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne.

Freeman, Carrie Packwood, Jan Deckers, and Iris Bergmann. 2012, Winter. Meat – Report on the Minding Animals International 2012 Meat Roundtable. Newsletterof the International Society for Environmental Ethics, Issue 23 (3), 38-42.

Bergmann, Iris. 2012, September. Report on the Minding Animals International 2012 Equine Roundtable. News Bulletin of the Australian Animal Studies Group, Issue 17, 22-23.

IYPF and RMIT University. 2010. otherWISE – Youth Leadership for Sustainable Communities – A Community Capacity Building Program for Australia. Manual for Communities, Facilitators, Youth. Edited by Iris Bergmann. RMIT University, Melbourne

IYPF and RMIT University. 2008. otherWISE – Youth Leadership for Sustainable Communities – A Community Capacity Building Program for Australia. Evaluation Report 2006 – 2008. Edited by Iris Bergmann. RMIT University, Melbourne.

Skamp, Keith, Iris Bergmann, Ros Taplin and Kristina Cooke. 2007. A Review of Air Quality Education. Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability, Sydney.

Bergmann, Iris M. 1998. Visual Imagery and Concept Formation About Environmental Issues Through Creative Photography. PhD Thesis. Lismore: Southern Cross University.

Proceedings

Bergmann, Iris M. 2021. The Intersection of Animals and Global Sustainability—A Critical Studies Terrain for Better Policies? Proceedings 73(1):13.

Bergmann, Iris, Tania von der Heidt and Cecily Maller 2010. Cognitive dissonance and individuals’ response strategies as a basis for audience segmentation to reduce factory farmed meat consumption, in Rebekah Russell-Bennett and Sharyn Rundle-Thiele (Eds), Connecting Thought and Action. Proceedings of the 2010 International Nonprofit & Social Marketing conference (INSM), Brisbane 15-16 July, 32-35.

Invited Conference Presentations

Bergmann, Iris 2017. Sustainability, Welfare and Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing. Invited presentation at the International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation Annual Congress. Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-12 January.

Bergmann, Iris 2015. Sustainability as a framework for Thoroughbred protection – why and what does it entail? Invited presentation at the Pferdeheilkunde (PHK) Forum: Business and Ethics of Racing and the Role of the Veterinarian. Palais Biron, Baden-Baden, Germany 28-30 August.

Bergmann, Iris 2015. What is the nature of the welfare model for Thoroughbreds espoused by the Thoroughbred racing industry? An analysis of key documents published by selected industry bodies. Invited presentation at the Pferdeheilkunde (PHK) Forum: Business and Ethics of Racing and the Role of the Veterinarian. Palais Biron, Baden-Baden, Germany 28-30 August.

Conference Presentations

Bergmann, Iris M. 2021. Interspecies sustainability as a radical transformation to sustainability. Presentation at the Conference of the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA2021), Online Conference, 30 Nov – 2 Dec.

Bergmann, Iris M. 2020. The Intersection of Animals and Global Sustainability – A Critical Studies Terrain for Better Policies? Presentation at the 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals (IECA 2020) — Global Sustainability and Animals: Science, Ethics and Policy, Conference of the journal Animals, MDPI Press. Virtual, 5-20 December.

Bergmann, Iris 2016. Mental models of thoroughbred welfare and the future of thoroughbred racing. Presentation at Equine Cultures in Transition – Human-horse relationships in theory and practice: changing concepts of interaction and ethics, Conference of the Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge, held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, Stockholm, 27-29 October.

Bergmann, Iris 2015. Sustainability, Animal Protection and Thoroughbred Racing. Presentation at “Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism”, a Conference of the Australasian Animal Studies Association, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 12-15 July.

Bergmann, Iris 2015. Thoroughbred racing and the sustainability of welfare concepts. Presentation at the International Minding Animals Conference 3, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, 13-20 January.

Bergmann, Iris 2014. Sustainability, the Animal and the Anthropocene. Presentation at the  Institute of the Australian Geographers/New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 30 June – 2 July. Slides and notes PDF 0.8MB

McManus, Phil; Davison, Aidan; Roberts, Sue; McGreevy, Paul; Ruse, Karen; Bergmann, Iris and Graham, Raewyn 2014. The many worlds of jump racing: thoroughbreds, conflicting values and media discourse. Presentation at the  Institute of the Australian Geographers/New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, University of Melbourne, 30 June – 2 July 2014.

Bergmann, Iris 2014. Sustainability and Animal Protection – How do they intersect, where do they collide? Presentation at Critical Animal Studies in the Asia-Pacific, Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania Conference, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, 26-27 April. Slides and notes PDF 0.7MB

Bergmann, Iris 2012. Images of Farm Animals – Plurality of Readings and their Implications. Presentation at the International Minding Animals Conference, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 4-6 July.

Bergmann, Iris 2011. Mapping Welfare Drivers – A Systems Approach. Presentation at the Seminar of the Centre for Animal Welfare, UQ: Who Drives Animal Welfare in Australia, Griffith University South Bank Campus, Brisbane, Australia, 14 February.

Bergmann, Iris and Cecily J Maller 2009. What Factors Lead Australians to Support or Actively Reject Factory Farming? Presentation at the International Inaugural Minding Animals Conference, Newcastle University, Newcastle Civic Precinct, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 13-18 July.

Bergmann, Iris 2008. otherWISE – Youth Leadership for Sustainable Consumption – A community capacity building program for Australia. Presentation at the 15th Biennial National Conference of the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE), Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia, 9–12 July.

Bergmann, Iris & Katherine Pears 2007. Youth Leadership for Sustainable Consumption – otherWISE. Presentation at the Conference of the Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE), Melbourne, 31 Aug – 1 Sept.

Bergmann, Iris 1999. A Place for Ecological Identity in Organisational Management. Presentation at the Conference of the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE): Southern Crossings Pointers for Change, Sydney, 14-18 Jan.

Bergmann, Iris 1999. A Grasp on the Complexity of Environmental Thinking: A Photographic Approach. Presentation at the Conference of the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE): Southern Crossings Pointers for Change, Sydney, 14-18 Jan.

Bergmann, Iris 1998. The Role of Creative Photographic Work for the Development of Understanding of Ecopolitical Issues, In: N. Graves (Ed.), Education and the Environment. (pp.349 384). World Education Fellowship, London.

Bergmann, Iris 1997. Visual Imagery for Environmental Concept Formation. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education: Researching Education in New Times, Brisbane, Australia, 30 Nov – 4 Dec.

Impact and Engagement: Interviews and Media mentionings

Polanco, Andrea. 2020, Dec 8. Horseracing and Beliefs about Naturalness. Faunalytics. https://faunalytics.org/horseracing-and-beliefs-about-naturalness/

Mark Pearson MLC. 2020, Dec 7. That’s a lot of red flags. [Tweet]. @MarkPearsonMP. https://twitter.com/MarkPearsonMP/status/1336076102939250688

Lesté-Lasserre, Christa. 2020, Dec 6. Disparate views impact the future of horseracing. Horses and People. https://horsesandpeople.com.au/legitimacy-of-horseracing-threatened-by-disparate-views-on-what-is-natural/

Bergmann, Iris. 2020, Nov 3. Sustainability and Thoroughbred Racing – An Oxymoron? Sydney Environment Institute. https://sei.sydney.edu.au/opinion/sustainability-and-thoroughbred-racing-an-oxymoron/

RSPCA. 2020. Animals used for sport, entertainment, recreation and work—Comparing industry and advocacy perspectives on Thoroughbred welfare. Animal Welfare Science Update, 70 (October), 3-3. https://www.rspca.org.au/sites/default/files/science-update/ScienceUpdate70_October2020.pdf

Paulick Report Staff. 2020, Sep 1. Is Racing ‘Natural?’ Industry Participants and Animal Advocates Respond. Horse Racing News | Paulick Report. https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-care-category/is-racing-natural-industry-participants-and-animal-advocates-respond/

Horsetalk.co.nz. 2020, Aug 27. Thoroughbred Racing viewed through two very different Lenses. Horsetalk.Co.Nz. https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2020/08/28/thoroughbred-two-very-different-lenses/

Profit, Peter. 2020, Sep 3. An Important Notice to All Racing Industry Participants Please Read This. A Four-Legged Lottery. https://peterprofit.com/2020/09/04/an-important-notice-to-all-racing-industry-participants-please-read-this/

Rogers, Owen. 2020, Jan 7. He Loves to Race – Or Does He? Ethics and Welfare In Horseracing—Faunalytics. Faunalytics. https://faunalytics.org/he-loves-to-race-or-does-he-ethics-and-welfare-in-horseracing/

Streeter, Sara. 2019, Nov 12. Ask the Horse: Animal Welfare meets Interspecies Sustainability. Faunalytics. https://faunalytics.org/ask-the-horse-animal-welfare-meets-interspecies-sustainability/

Bergmann, Iris. 2019, Feb 1. Interviewed by Sean Britten, 2ser 107.3. “‘Jiggers’ Use in Horse Racing.” Sydney, Feb 1. https://2ser.com/darren-weir-under-fire/

SBS German. 2017.  “Tierschutz und Vegane Ernährung (Animal protection and vegan diet).“ Panel facilitated by Christian Froehlicher, Live studio discussion. Melbourne, June 13. https://www.sbs.com.au/language/german/audio/sbs-panelrunde-tierschutz-und-vegane-ernaehrung

Louw, Robyn. 2017, Jan 5. 2017 ITBF Congress – Dr Iris Bergmann. Sporting Post. https://www.sportingpost.co.za/2017/01/2017-itbf-congress-2/

Epona.tv. 2016. “Sustainable horse racing? What is that?” Video recorded interview. Stockholm, 29 Oct. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSE3cJHk1ZM

Faunalytics. 2015, Nov 14. Can Horseracing Ever Be “Sustainable”? Faunalytics. https://faunalytics.org/can-horseracing-ever-be-sustainable/

Faunalytics. 2012, Aug 24. Study to Reduce Factory Farmed Meat Consumption. Faunalytics. https://faunalytics.org/an-audience-segmentation-study-to-reduce-factory-farmed-meat-consumption/

Selected Published and Unpublished Teaching and Learning Materials

Bergmann, Iris. 2013. UNESCO Green School Action Project – Climate Change Education in Banjarmasin South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Teachers’ Guide for Innovative Classroom Lessons for Upper Primary and Lower Secondary Schools. Biodiversity, Forest, Water, Waste, Energy. UNESCO Jakarta Office EDU Unit and RMIT University. Unpublished Manuscript. (Including Supplementary Material)

Fien, John, Clayton White, Iris Bergmann, Michelle Griffiths, Meg Parker, and Jane Sayers. 2008. Schools for a healthy environment: module 1: ourselves. UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, Republic of Maldives.

–    module 2: earth

–    module 3: life around us

–    module 4: resources from the environment

–    module 5: interdependence

–    module 6: science and technology

Book Reviews

Bergmann, Iris 2012. Book Review: The handbook of sustainability literacy: Skills for a changing world by Arran Stibbe (Ed.)Environmental Education Research. 18(5), 719-722.

Bergmann, Iris 2011. Every Living Being – Representations of Nonhuman Animals in the Exploration of Human Well-Being by Marie-France Boissonneault. The Canadian Journal of Environmental Education 16, 175-177.

Bergmann, Iris 2009. Green frontiers: environmental educators dancing away from mechanism by James Gray-Donald and David Selby (Eds). Environmental Education Research 15(6), 733 – 736

Bergmann, Iris M 2008. Watching Wildlife by Cynthia Chris. Visual Studies 23 (3), 287-289.

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