Through her career Yvette has developed an interest in the interface between western society’s sustainable use and management of natural resources. During her Bachelors studies she majored in human geography, focusing on community engagement and participation in natural resource management. Her honours research explored this topic by examining the formation and shaping of local ecological knowledge. Gaining a Graduate Diploma in Environment and Planning developed her appreciation of local government’s role in natural resource management through strategic and statutory land-use planning.
After four years working in various roles within the Victorian State Government, Yvette gained experience in public administration, policy development, program management, and fostering community participation in policy and water/catchment management. She then set out to explore how different social dimensions of natural resources management and governance influence sustainability transitions, through her PhD research in urban water.
- Social dimensions of resource management and governance
- Sustainability policy development
- Political processes
- Urban water governance
- Community engagement and participation
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