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Dr Sara Bice

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Research Fellowship

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Dr Sara Bice

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Research Fellowship

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Biography

I am a social scientist and Director of Research Translation for the Melbourne School of Government. I've spent much of my career working with communities, corporations and government affected by mining, oil and gas projects to reduce social impacts and improve policy outcomes. My eclectic career has included radio intern girl for a North Carolina rock station, international development work with Oxfam Australia, project director for a women's empowerment network, Business school lecturer and self storage expert. A Melburnian by heart, not by birth, my work has taken me to distant communities around the world including Papua New Guinea, West Africa and the Australian outback. I am co-chair, corporate stewardship and risk management, for the International Association for Impact Assessment. My book Responsible Mining is soon to be published by Routledge and I have won awards for my academic writing. Alongside my colleagues Professors Fiona Haines and Helen Sullivan we are exploring public policy and governance of Australia's coal seam gas industry. With Professor Mike Sandiford and colleagues at the Melbourne Energy Institute, we are interrogating regulatory efficiency for Australia's natural resources and attempting to find ways that communities, governments and resource developers can optimise underground resource use for the very long term.

Skills & Expertise

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Social performance
  • Governance especially of sustainable development issues
  • Community engagement
  • Mining and extractive industries

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