Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Sociology) | Master of Environment (Climate Change)
Rebecca has been a core part of the FPC team for the last five yeas, bringing experience in social and environmental policy and research to her role. She has led and contributed to a range of projects - from climate change adaptation and energy efficiency to natural resource management and sustainable agriculture. Rebecca has a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches to environmental and social problems, and continues to develop her skills and experiences in leading evaluation and social research projects. She is passionate about working with program delivery teams, stakeholders and communities to use evaluation, monitoring, research and reporting to demonstrate and improve the value of the work they do.
Prior to First Person Consulting, Rebecca worked as a Policy Officer for the Tasmanian Government across multiple areas. These included placements at the Tasmanian Climate Change Office and Social Inclusion Unit within the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet, as well as the Department of State Growth working on infrastructure policy. Prior to moving to Melbourne, Rebecca also worked for the University of Tasmania's Sustainable Food Systems Flagship
Rebecca's recent projects include:
In 2017, Rebecca completed a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne, focusing on climate change from interdisciplinary perspectives, including policy, governance, economics and law. In 2012 she completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology at the University of Tasmania.
Her Honours thesis was a qualitative study on the ways in which people engage with climate change in their everyday lives, and her recent Masters thesis involved a case study on climate change adaptation in Australia’s electricity sector