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PEOPLE

MEET OUR TEAM

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Delwyn Jones

Environmental scientist and research leader in life cycle analysis who led the database development for LCADesign.  This culminated in the advent of life cycle inventory (LCI) databases for the Australian, Californian, German and Dutch supply chains.

 

Delwyn leads the development of LCI for Global GreenTag ecolabels. Her R&D is in Life Cycle Benefit Analysis for Regenerative Development and Circular Economy. Previously Delwyn was the principle scientist for Queensland Department of Public Works, has also been involved in writing numerous books and papers on LCA and has won 2 Banksia Awards.

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Dr Janis Birkeland

Global sustainability leader with a BA in fine arts Bennington, M Arch U Cal Berkeley, JD U of Cal Hastings Law and a PhD from the U of Tasmania. Janis has worked as a registered architect, lawyer, urban designer, and city planner, in San Francisco.

 

As a professor of architecture, she has run tertiary and professional development units, written >100 papers, given >100 invited talks on sustainable systems and has written books two books, Design for Sustainability (2002) and Positive Development (2008).

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Murray Jones

Mathematician and software designer with a background in commercial systems development and implementation.  He led the development and marketing of five commercial software packages.

 

Responsible for development, sale and support of >200 business system implementations and experienced in sustainable development, green building, quality management and software R&D.

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Dr Phillipa Watson

Architect, sustainability consultant and LCI researcher. Phillipa is a leader in design decision-making and construction delivery frameworks. 

 

While at CSIRO she contributed to LCA software development and at Brisbane City Design she developed and implemented 3 new green tools which were widely distributed. These form the basis of many current tools. Her PhD is in adaptation to climate change.

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Dr Steve Watson

Sustainable building consultant, designer and architect. Ph D in environmental design processes. He is a 2008 BERS professional and a 2005 Green Globe Design & Construct Assessor and 2004 GreenStar accredited professional.

 

A former University Architectural Research Fellow he also lectures in Sustainable Design and Technology at Universities and TAFEs.

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Dr Penelope Mitchell

Architect and LCA consultant. Formerly CSIRO scientist with a PhD in supply chain eco- management. She has been involved in environmental and social sustainability since 1989. Penelope has contributed to global leading edge tools such as Envest 2  at BRE UK.

 

While at CSIRO she consulted on automated eco-appraisal software and forest and wood product LCI.

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Dr Paul Harrey

Industrial designer. Director of a bio-waste resource recovery company. He has a PhD in electronics manufacturing, and B Sc 1st class (Hons) in industrial design.

 

He consults as an engineer, designer, industrial ecologist and ermiculturist for organisations and Industry. Carbon sequestration of methane in organic wastes, for example, is a vital GGE mitigation technology.

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Lesley Friend

Educator and writer. Lesley has worked in diverse contexts to facilitate educational reform. Her belief is that sustainability starts with dynamic education that is immediately responsive to the world around us and translates into action.

 

Interested in curriculum design, mentoring in current pedagogical practices and designing authentic assessment. Her work as a reformist with Qatar, the UAE, India and Queensland education systems has aimed to improve practice to deliver better planners, teachers and assessors.