Louise Boronyak is a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS. Louise has 12 years expertise in environmental sustainability research & stakeholder engagement. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation & the intersection of animal welfare and conservation biology. She has a strong interest in conserving biodiversity in a way that does not impact the welfare of individual wild animals.
At the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, she has managed seven high profile projects under the NSW OEH Hub established to investigate the vulnerability of government service provision to climate change in NSW. I transferred my expertise in community engagement around climate change adaptation to the Pacific Island nations of Kiribati, Tonga and Papua New
Guinea. where I run assessments with communities about how to better manage natural resources under a changing climate.
Her research in wildlife conservation is positioned within the interdisciplinary field of compassionate conservation. Compassionate conservation looks for synergies between animal welfare and conservation sciences to identify practical solutions to address the current biodiversity crisis. In 2014, she established the world's first Centre for Compassionate Conservation at UTS (CfCC). She explores ways to reduce threats to wildlife from human intolerance in production landscapes and from emerging diseases. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the emerging area of predator friendly farming to transform human relationships with nature from one of conflict to one of coexistence.