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Senior Research Fellow & Associate Professor, University of Canberra, Stockholm Environment Institute

With specialisation in integrating economics with social-ecological context, Leonie’s role as a Senior Research Fellow in SEI-Asia and Assoc. Prof. at University of Canberra, she builds on her earlier work investigating why communities adapt and transform. Having lived across Australia in both regional and metropolitan cities, as well as UK, China and Thailand, Leonie is passionate about using 'lean research' to create evidence for public policy that delivers sustainable futures.


  • 2016–2017
    Associate, IGPA - University of Canberra
  • 2016–2017
    Leader, Major Research Projects, The Regional Australia Institute
  • 2012–2015
    Senior Research Fellow, IGPA - University of Canberra


  • 2010 
    Australian Institute of Company Directors, GAICD
  • 2003 
    University of Queensland, PhD


Ph.D., B.Sc(Hons), GC (Ter.Edu.), GAICD