Greg Oliver has worked in local and state government, research management and consultancy for more than 25 years, primarily developing and implementing policy, plans and regulations for sustainable environment and natural resource management.
Reporting to the GCI’s Deputy Director Professor Karen Hussey, Greg is researching evidenced-based public policy and associated governance and institutional arrangements associated with sustainability and global change issues. In his current project he works collaboratively with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the Queensland Local Government Association contributing to the development of the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS).
Originally an environmental scientist now with a Master’s degree from UQ in Policy and Governance his research interest and focus is on governance and institutional change and adaptation, particularly the role of the state and coordination in multi-level governance settings. Greg is currently finalising his PhD through UQ, researching factors that drive and frame institutional responses to emergent governance challenges in sustainable, integrated urban water management.
Greg formerly held executive positions in research management, state and local government, the water industry, and was previously a research fellow position at the Fenner School (ANU).
Greg’s most recent position since 2012 was as General Manager, Strategy and Impact at the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, an Australian Government funded research broker. In this position he led the development of impact and adoption strategies for research generated outcomes as well as international partner and commercialisation agreements.
Fellow (Climate Adaptation Policy)
Global Change Institute
The University of Queensland
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