Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) (Ecology, Geography) | Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Ecology)
With a background spanning research, government and non-government organisations, Justine brings both technical knowledge and practical experience to the projects she works on. Drawing on her conceptual and critical thinking skills, she works to create a shared understanding of a project’s purpose and intended outcomes. Her approach is guided by a desire to see evidence used to positively inform decision making and continuous improvement.
Prior to First Person Consulting, Justine spent over five years in a variety of government roles in the environment and emergency management sectors. Most recently, she led the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework for cross-sector bushfire risk reduction as part of the Safer Together bushfire risk reduction program.
Some of Justine's recent work includes:
Justine has undergraduate qualifications in ecology and geography from Monash University. In 2009, she commenced a PhD in applied ecology looking at the conservation management of the long-nosed potoroo and southern brown bandicoot. Justine also has a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership.
Justine is a part of the fourth cohort of Homeward Bound, a global leadership program for women in STEMM. The vision of Homeward Bound is to build a collaborative network of leaders with a background in science, equipping them with skills to influence decision making about the future of our planet.