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Sebastian Thomas

Lecturer in Sustainability Governance and Leadership, The University of Melbourne

I apply systems thinking to complex social-ecological challenges. My expertise is founded in climate change issues and crosses the ecological and social sciences. In the former area I focus on vulnerability, resilience, and human-nature interactions in coastal and marine ecosystems. In the social fields I explore policy and governance, corporate strategy and innovation, and carbon and energy management. I have experience in inter-and transdisciplinary practice, working with Indigenous communities in SE Asia as well as corporates, government, and NGOs around the world.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer in Sustainability Governance and Leadership , University of Melbourne
  • 2019–present
    Senior fellow, Australia-Indonesia Centre (University of Melbourne)


    University of Queensland, PhD