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Prof. Chris Ryan

VEIL Director Chris Ryan has worked for over 30 years across various areas of science, technology, environmental policy and design, and in projects that span the community sector, academia, government and international agencies and business. His community sector work includes

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Dr. Michael Trudgeon

Deputy Director Michael has taught from 1982 at RMIT University, Monash University, Swinburne and Melbourne University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the UTS School of Design in Sydney. Michael is the Design Director and a co-founder of Crowd Productions,

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Kirsten Larsen

Policy Challenges Research Manager. Kirsten’s work focuses on increasing understanding and awareness of innovations to develop more sustainable and resilient food systems. This includes undertaking and publishing research on food supply and planning. With a background in strategic foresight and

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Che Biggs

Research Fellow: Resilient Systems Che’s work focuses on strategies and tools for building urban resilience and supporting bottom-up innovation for sustainability. Much of this work is based around the concept of networked-localised ‘distributed systems‘ of provision as a way of

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Dr. Seona Candy

Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Sustainable Food Systems Seona’s work focuses on researching and modelling future food system scenarios and quantifying the interactions between food availability and associated resource use. She has a background in engineering, research and international development, and experience

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Philippa Chandler

Philippa has a background in communication and cultural studies. Originally from Western Australia, she spent over ten years living in London where she worked as a ‘trendspotter’ at Next Big Thing and a researcher at both the BBC and Brunel

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Jen Sheridan

Jen Sheridan is a sustainable food systems research and communications assistant. She comes from a journalism background, and her work has a focus on communicating research to effect change. She has hosted her own radio show about growing food in

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Emma Gerard

Emma Gerard is a designer and researcher motivated by the possibility of design thinking to make positive social and environmental change. In 2014 Emma graduated with 1st class honours in Industrial Design at RMIT where her research interests focused on empathy

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Robert Eales

Websites Administrator Robert Eales ph 03 83449268 Rob maintains and develops all of the VEIL websites, which are the primary communication vector for the VEIL ideas and projects. The sites include Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, Sustainable Melbourne and Sustainable Cities

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