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Jenni Downs
Qual/quant researcher and waste specialist

A Senior Researcher with 10 years’ experience in applied quantitative and qualitative social research, Jenni Downes will play an important role in advancing the Cross-Consortium Waste Collaboration.

Jenni brings to BWA and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute a deep understanding of Australia’s waste industry and unique expertise in the application of behavioural insights to household recycling and other resource efficiency practices.

Jenni completed tertiary studies in evaluation and statistics and specialises in evaluation and research to develop effective strategies and programs for individual, organisational and society-wide change towards environmentally-sustainable and circular futures.

Jenni’s knowledge of the waste sector has been recognised by the broadcast media industry, which frequently seeks her expert opinion for online, radio and TV stories on waste prevention and recovery.

Jenni holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) with Distinction from the University of Wollongong, focusing on social regulation and policy, a Graduate Certificate of Science in Applied Statistics from Swinburne University and she is now completing a Master’s of Evaluation through Melbourne University.