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Director, Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership & Professor and Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, The University of Queensland

Peta joined the University of Queensland in April, 2016. As Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, Peta is Program Director for the Master of Sustainable Energy. Peta is well known for her expertise in the energy field, stakeholder engagement and technology assessment. Peta has been researching public attitudes to climate and energy technologies for the past fourteen years with a particular focus on CCS. Previously, Peta conceptualised and led the Science into Society Group (SISG) within CSIRO’s Division of Earth Science and Resource Engineering, which specialised in interdisciplinary research at the interface between science and society. Peta has an interest in designing a range of dialogic processes for engaging around complex issues. She recently undertook research to understand Australian public attitudes towards hydrogen.


  • –present
    Leader, Science into Society Group, CSIRO
  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland


    QUT, Diploma of Teaching
    QUT, Bachelor of Education
    University of Queensland, Masters of Business Administration


Order of Australia Medal