I graduated with an honours degree in Science in 1982 and worked in research positions for several years before moving into consultancy work that drew from my science, research and communication skills. In 1994 I commenced a course work Masters in Environmental Law to further develop my knowledge and expertise aligned with my emerging interest in the environment and sustainability. I recently completed my PhD at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney. My thesis questions the emphasis on the individualisation of responsibility for climate change action. The research involved a multiple case study of Australian Climate Action Groups and argues that individuals in coming together in small groups express forms of collective agency which overcome constraints of our presently unsustainable society. I have over fifteen years experience working in community environmental education/ education for sustainability and currently work part time as a Senior Environmental Officer at the Green Living Centre, a community sustainability resource hub.
- Senior Research Consultant at University of Technology, Sydney