Dr Marta Botta - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Marta Botta

Adjunct Research Fellow

Dr Marta Botta completed her PhD in Human Society through the University of the Sunshine Coast. Her research interests are in social sciences, spanning across the fields of sociology, psychology and foresight methodologies.

Marta is also a fluent speaker in Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, Swedish and English, allowing her to actively participate in international research collaborations.


PhD, Sunshine Coast; Graduate Certificate in Futures Studies, Sunshine Coast, Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Central Queensland University.

Teaching areas
  • Foresight methodologies
Research areas
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Social change
  • Transpersonal foresight
  • Association of Professional Futurists (APF)
  • World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), a UNESCO and UN consultative partner
  • European Foresight Platform
  • Sippy Downs and District Community Association
  • 'Student Recognition Award' granted by the Association of Professional Futurists (2016)
  • Waiheke Arts Award, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, recipient (1987)
Key Research Publications

Botta, M (2019) ‘A macrohistory perspective on neo-collectivism as a higher evolutionary stage of consciousness embedded in the Holarchic Evolutionary Model’, Futures, vol. 113.

Botta, M (2018) Botta: Exploration of internal and external indicators of social change in sustainable communities: A futures perspective (Thesis).

Botta, M (2017) ‘Temporal Dimensions of Social Change in Sustainable Communities’, World Futures Review, vol. 9, pp. 44-58.

Botta, M (2016) ‘Neo-collectivist consciousness as a driver of transformative sociocultural change’, Journal of Futures Studies, vol. 21, pp. 51-70.

Botta, M (2015) ‘Exploration of external indicators of social change in postmodern communities’, European Journal of Futures Research, vol. 3.

Contact Dr Marta Botta via email mbotta@usc.edu.au.