Senior Research Consultant, University of Technology Sydney

Louise Boronyak is Senior Research Consultant for the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS. She has expertise in environmental sustainability and stakeholder engagement. Her research focuses on natural resource management and the intersection of animal welfare and conservation. Louise has strong interpersonal skills has experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating stakeholder and community engagement activities.

Louise has worked on a number of research projects that have focused on climate change mitigation and adaption. Her research for the Bushfire Partnership Project received a highly commended in the Resilient Australia Awards 2013. This project engaged communities in Sydney to be better prepared to deal with bushfires while also protecting local biodiversity. In 2012, Louise was part of a team that assisted the North East Greenhouse Alliance (NEGHA) to strengthen community capacity to deal with the impact of climate change on communities Northern Victoria. She is currently working with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to undertake an integrated assessment to determine the resiliency of Sydney City to adapt to a changing climate.


  • 2008–present
    Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS


  • 2013 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Graduate Certificate in Science
  • 2007 
    University of New South Wales, Masters of Environmental Management
  • 2002 
    University of Western Sydney, Bachelor of Economics


  • 2013
    Prior, T, Boronyak, L and Miehs, A (In press) Lifestyle and risk at the peri-urban fringe: balancing hazard reduction burning and biodiversity conservation, International Journal of Natural Hazards
  • 2013
    Jacobs, B, Boronyak, L, Mikhailovich, N (2013) Beyond birdies - enhancing biodiversity on urban golf courses, State of Australian Cities Conference special edition
  • 2013
    Ben-Ami, D., Boom,K., Boronyak, L., Townend, C., Ramp, D., Croft, D and Bekoff, M. (2013) The welfare ethics of the commercial killing of free ranging kangaroos: an evaluation of the benefits and costs of the industry. , International Journal of Animal Welfare
  • 2013
    Boom, K., Ben-Ami, D., Boronyak, L and Riley, S (2013). The Enforcement of the law governing commercial kangaroo killing. I, nternational Journal or Rural Policy and Law
  • 2013
    Riedy,C., Herriman, J., Ross, K., Lederwasch, A and Boronyak, L (2013) Innovative Techniques for Local Community Engagement on Climate Change Adaptation, People and the Planet Conference special paper
  • 2012
    Boom, K., Ben-Ami, D., Croft, D. B., Cushing, N., Ramp, D., Boronyak, L., 2012 ‘‘Pest’ and Resource: A Legal History of Australia’s Kangaroos , Animal Studies Journal