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Jennifer (Downes) Macklin

Senior Research Officer, BehaviourWorks Australia (Monash Sustainable Development Institute), Monash University

Jennifer is a Senior Research Officer at BehaviourWorks Australia, part of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute at Monash University, helping progress the application of behavioural science to current waste and circular economy challenges.

Prior to this, Jennifer worked at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), at the University of Technology Sydney for 7 years. The Institute carries out independent, project-based research on social and environmental issues. She focused on evaluation and research to develop effective strategies for household-level, organisational and society-wide change towards sustainable futures, with a particular passion for resource use and waste.


  • 2019–present
    Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia (Monash Sustainable Development Institute)
  • 2018–2019
    Senior Research Consultant, Institute of Sustainable Futures (University of Technology Sydney)
  • 2014–2018
    Research Consultant, Institute of Sustainable Futures (University of Technology Sydney)
  • 2012–2014
    Research Assistant, Institute of Sustainable Futures (University of Technology Sydney)
  • 2011–2013
    Research consultant, Catalyst Australia
  • 2009–2011
    Research Officer, Australian Catholic University
  • 2010–2011
    Research Officer, Law Faculty Social Justice Project (University of NSW)


  • 2015 
    Swinburne University, Grad. Cert. of Applied Science (Statistics)
  • 2009 
    University of NSW, Master of Arts (International Development)
  • 2006 
    University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction (Sociology)

Research Areas

  • Social Change (160805)
  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Environment Policy (160507)