Environment Portfolio Lead
Mark is the lead of the BWA Environment Portfolio, looking after a team of researchers that apply behavioural science principles to issues such as circular economy and responsible consumption, biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, and natural disaster response.
As Senior Research Fellow, Mark has worked on a wide spectrum of environmental projects for government and community sector organisations including the Victorian Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action (DEECA), the NSW Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC), and the New Zealand Ministry of Environment. He has led our long running focus on household food waste through partnerships with OzHarvest, NSW EPA and Stop Food Waste Australia, developing state-based and national food waste behaviour change campaigns.
Mark's Phd research at Monash University developed a multi-level framework of household food waste and consumer behaviour. He also has a Masters of Environmental Science from Monash and his undergraduate studies in science and zoology were at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University.
Mark’s background is in environmental sustainability and education. He worked as an environmental educator in Thailand, developed recycling and green purchasing systems for universities and engaged householders in sustainable living initiatives. He is particularly proud of the six years he spent running the multi-award-winning Green Steps training program for university students in a variety of Australian and overseas universities.
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