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Cameron Allen

Research Fellow, Monash University

Cameron is a Research Fellow at Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW Sydney, and a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) - Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics. Cameron's research is inter-disciplinary, exploring the interlinkages between economic development, wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Cameron specializes in integrated modelling, data analytics and the use of evidence-based methods to support and accelerate implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by governments and other stakeholders.

Cameron has close to 20 years of experience working with research institutions, the United Nations (UN), the Australian Government and international NGOs and organizations. He worked as an expert with the UN supporting the intergovernmental negotiations on sustainable development and the SDGs and led data-driven research assessing progress and priorities. Cameron has also worked as a manager and advisor with several Australian Government agencies, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Department of Sustainability, and Department of Climate Change, during which time he served on a Royal Commission of Inquiry. Cameron has worked in countries around the world, including the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Cameron currently resides in New York


  • 2021–present
    Research fellow, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
  • 2021–present
    Adjunct Lecturer, UNSW Sydney
  • 2020–2021
    Postdoctoral research fellow, UNSW Sydney


  • 2020 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 2016 
    UNSW, MPhil
  • 2008 
    UNSW, Master of Environmental Management
  • 2001 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Science
  • 1997 
    QUT, Bachelor of Business