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Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Kumudini (Kumi) Abeysuriya joined the Institute for Sustainable Futures in February 2003 as a PhD candidate, and since submitting her thesis in July 2007, has been working as a Senior Research Consultant at ISF. During her candidature she also worked on a small number of ISF projects related to energy, water and sanitation and international development on a casual basis.

Prior to joining ISF, she worked as a consultant in the New South Wales energy utilities sector with a focus on sustainability-related issues. She co-founded the green energy advocacy venture EarthWatts, and was jointly responsible for providing thought leadership for establishment of the Australian Green Electricity Market (GEM).


  • 2008–present
    Researcher, Institute for Sustainable Futures


  • 2008 
    UTS, PhD