Department / group: School of Geosciences
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Research interests:

Sustainability and environmental behaviour change
Community participation in urban green space provision and governance

Career history:

CAMPAIGN PROJECT OFFICER
Keep Scotland Beautiful | Feb 2019 – Aug 2019
In this role, I successfully managed and delivered a large scale, complex campaign to tackle marine litter through behaviour change. During this time I developed, built and maintained strong working relationships with the Scottish Government, businesses, community groups and local authorities.

SUSTAINABLE WASTE OFFICER
Waverley Council | Jul 2017 – Oct 2018
In this role, I engaged and worked successfully with internal and external stakeholders to deliver strategic waste programs and campaigns across the local government area. I managed projects across a range of areas including behaviour change campaigns, auditing, compliance, development application assessment and development plan updates.

WASTE OFFICER
Northern Beaches Council | Jan 2016 – Jun 2017
In this role, I researched and designed waste and recycling initiatives targeting behaviour change. I worked autonomously to plan, deliver and evaluate a program of
educational workshops and events.

RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABILITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
City of Sydney Council | Dec 2014- Jun 2017
In this role, I engaged and built relationships with key stakeholders in the residential strata sector to build capacity and activate significant sustainability upgrades in a difficult sector. I developed innovative and tailored support resources that simplified complex decision-making processes for apartment owners.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY – UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH | 2020
Subject areas: ecosystems and global change, principles and practices of sustainable development, environmental governance, policy and planning, public participation.
Dissertation topic: Co-governance of green spaces through partnership between local authorities and community groups.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT – NORTHERN SYDNEY INSTITUTE OF TAFE | 2015
Subject areas: Environmental reporting; business sustainability; urban environmental assessment; energy, water and waste assessment and management; providing environmental advice; plans of management.

HONOURS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (First Class) – UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY | 2012
Topic area: The politics of natural resource development and livelihoods in Laos.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY | 2011
Subject areas: urban geography, environmental law, sustainable urban environments and environmental resource management.

Active research projects:

Active research project: Sages Pawprint Internship – improving behaviour change outcomes.

Recent publications:

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