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Veryan Patterson Hann

Policy Analyst, University of Tasmania

Dr Veryan Patterson Hann is currently a policy analyst in renewable energy policy for the Government of Tasmania.
Prior to this, she completed an ARENA-sponsored PhD in Energy Policy Innovation (UTAS).
Veryan has contributed to policy in energy, including as a Lead Country Contributor (Aust) REN21 Global Status Report on renewable energy 2016-2021. Veryan was employed in the private sector, industry, 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