Anthony James is an educator, advisor, writer, speaker and musician. He is a post-graduate sustainability educator at Swinburne University, and Executive Director of The Rescope Project, a not-for-profit public engagement, research and education organisation.

Anthony works with individuals and organisations to create lifestyles, systems and cultures that get to the heart of sustainability. He features on a range of media nationally, and is a regular speaker at conferences, festivals, and a variety of organisations. He also hosts public conversations with prominent Australian and international guests on regenerating the systems and stories humanity lives by, both in major forums and on the podcast Rescope Radio.

He was co-editor of Everyday Transcendence: the influence of Frank Fisher (Australia’s Inaugural Environmental Educator of the Year), founding editor of the Journal of Swinburne University’s National Centre for Sustainability, and his writing has appeared in publications locally and overseas, including The Conversation, Fairfax media, ABC Online, World Economic Forum, Eco-Business, EconoTimes, Business Standard, Resilience, The Epoch Times, Energy Post and The Footy Almanac.

Anthony has worked with people from all walks of life, from executives to volunteers, postgraduate students to children, factory workers to fashion agencies, academics to artists, and corporates to community workers, along with defining experiences with Indigenous communities in Australia and Central America (winning a Prime Ministerial Award for service to the international community).

He is fluent in Spanish, and his qualifications include a Master of International and Community Development from Deakin University, a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from Swinburne University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Business Systems from Monash University. He has lead organisations, and served on a number of Boards and advisory groups.


  • –present
    Lecturer with the National Centre for Sustainability , Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2008 
    Deakin University, Master of International and Community Development (MICD)