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PhD Candidate - Energy Policy Innovation, University of Tasmania

PhD Candidate in Energy Policy Innovation (UTAS).
Member, The Australian Institute of Energy.
Expert reviewer for IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees, 2018.
Lead Country Contributor (Aust) REN21 Global Status Report on renewable energy 2016, 2017, 2018 (UN Env. Prog.)
Member, Future Energy Research Group (UTAS)
Master of Public Policy, specialising in Energy Policy, 2015 (UTAS). Masters thesis "The Democratisation of Energy". Postgraduate Diploma Energy & Env, 2013, Faculty of Energy Engineering (Murdoch University, WA), Dip. Management (Polytechnic), BSc (Hons), 1999 (UTAS). Previously employed in the private sector; and consulting.


  • –present
    Energy Policy Researcher, University of Tasmania


  • 2015 
    University of Tasmania, Master of Public Policy (Energy Policy)
  • 2014 
    Murdoch University, Post Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment (specialisation in sustainability)
  • 1999 
    University of Tasmania, BSc Honours (Geochemistry)
  • 1997 
    Flinders University of South Australia, Bachelor of Science (Geology and Geochemistry)


  • 2018
    Energy Research and Social Science, Rural laboratories and experiment at the fringes: A case study of a smart grid on Bruny Island, Australia
  • 2004
    Centre for Ore Deposit Research, CRC LEME, GREVILLEA Zn-Pb-Ag PROSPECT, NW QUEENSLAND

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    CONSORT: Consumer energy systems providing cost-effective grid support
    PhD Scholarship - Policy researcher
    Funding Source:
    Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Energy