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Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne

Janet Stanley is Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Urban Social Resilience at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and visiting Professor at the University of Hiroshima, Japan. Janet's work focuses on the interface between social, environmental and economic issues in climate change and sustainability, across policy, system design, and at community levels. This work particularly focuses on equity, social inclusion, transport and urban design, and bushfire arson.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor, MSSI, Melbourne University
  • 2008–2014
    Chief Research Officer, MSI, Monash University
  • 2006–2008
    Senior Research Fellow, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • 2004–2008
    Senior Manager, Research & Policy, Brotherhood of St Laurence


  • 1998 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1991 
    Monash University, Masters of Social Work
  • 1975 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce