Mark completed his Masters of Environmental Science at Monash University and his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University. In 2011, Mark was awarded an Australian Leadership Award by the prestigious Australian Davos Connection Forum.
Mark’s research interests lie in the area of sustainability, behaviour change and education. In recent years, he has researched and designed sustainability behaviour change interventions in schools and other organisations (for groups such as Sustainability Victoria, the Western Australian Waste Authority and the EPA NSW), stormwater pollution prevention programs for industry (for Melbourne Water and the EPA VIC), and developed behavioural insights to assist with biodiversity consideration (as part of his researcher in residence role for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning).
Mark was recently part of a research team that supported the development of Victoria’s first E-waste management policy and has been involved in a number of reviews of the Victorian ResourceSmart Schools program. He is currently working on food waste prevention programs in Victorian, NSW and WA.
Mark was the previous manager of the multi-award winning Green Steps sustainability training program at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and he is remains a senior trainer with the program.
Mark currently leads a number of BWA’s education offerings and has taught into BWA’s training course delivered through the Australian New Zealand School of Government. He is unit coordinator of Australia’s first Master’s level accredited behaviour change unit.