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Senior research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

With specialisation in integrating economics with social-ecological context, Leonie’s role as a Senior Research Fellow in SEI-Asia builds on her earlier work investigating why communities adapt and transform to achieve sustainable futures. Having lived across Australian in both regional and metropolitan cities, as well as UK, China and now Thailand, Leonie is passionate about working with people on the ground and understanding ‘the local story’.


  • 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