Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne

John Wiseman is a Professorial Fellow with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne.
John has worked in a wide range of public sector, academic and community sector settings including as Director of the McCaughey Centre, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne (2006-2010) Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University (2003-2006) and Assistant Director, Policy Development and Research, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet (2000-2003)
John has published a wide range of books and articles on social justice and public policy issues with a particular focus on the role of local communities and civil society in responding to the challenges and opportunities of globalisation.
The major focus of his current work is on the social and political transformations needed to build just and sustainable pathways to a post carbon safe climate future.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Sustianable Society Institute, University of Melbourne
  • 2006–2010
    Director, McCaughey Centre, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
  • 2003–2006
    Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University
  • 2000–2003
    Assistant Director, Policy Development and Research, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet

Education

  • 1994 
    Latrobe University, PhD
  • 1979 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Social Work
  • 1977 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts

Research Areas

  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Social Change (160805)