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Rachael Wakefield-Rann

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

Rachael specialises in research related to the political, social and health dimensions of product stewardship and the transition to a circular economy. In particular, Rachael is interested in how good design and policy can help create sustainable supply chains free from hazardous substances. She has extensive experience consulting to government, industry and the non-government sector to enable transitions across industries including: renewable energy, the built environment, personal and home care, food, clothing, packaging, textiles, and electronics.

Rachael recently published a book "Life Indoors: How our homes are shaping our bodies and our planet", which looks at how the micro-material composition (microbes, toxicants etc) of our built environment and products influences human health, and why this should be a focus of Decarbonisation and Circular Economy initiatives.

More information on Rachael's projects and publications can be found at


  • –present
    Dr, Institute for Sustainable Futures


  • 2012 
    Australian National University , BA/BSc (Hons 1)