Jenni is a Research Consultant at ISF, bringing with her a keen interest in individual, organisational and societal change to address environmental issues such as climate change. Jenni works primarily in the area of Social Change focusing on design and evaluation of behaviour change policies and programs, particularly around issues of food, consumption and waste.
Recent social change experience includes a series of food waste education projects, targeting tertiary students, households and small businesses, and research on the affordability and accessibility of healthy food in the City of Sydney. She also contributed to the development of the Green Electricity Guide, a resource for consumers in choosing their electricity provider, UTS's Sustainability Action Plans on Waste and Energy, and the Australian Technology Network of Universities' Greenhouse Gas Inventory Update which included recommendations to reduce emisisons. Jenni also supervised a UTS Industrial Design project on food waste.
Recent evaluation experience includes the current evaluation of the impact of green space in the newly renovated Goods Line behind UTS, contributing to qualitative and quantitative data analysis for a combined program- and impact evaluation of the Nature Conservation Council’s Powersavers Challenge for Low income households; a major document review and synthesis for a large-scale evaluation of World Vision International’s Global Child Health Advocacy Campaign, design and analysis of a large customer survey for Ausgrid’s Smart Grid, Smart Cities $10 million trial and an evaluation of Leichhardt Council’s food waste recycling program in multi-unit dwellings including semi-quantitative interviews.
Jenni has a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction (Sociology), focusing on social regulation and policy, a Grad.Cert. of Science in Applied Statistics and is currently completing a Masters of Evaluation.
Recent media contributions
- Accessibility of alternative food networks in the City of Sydney, Food Politics Conference (Hobart), 30 June 2016
- Food for thought, Corporate Waste Solutions (Issue 2, p.28), June 2016
- Australia's 7.5m tonnes of food waste, The Guardian, 6 June 2016
- Re-evaluating the reduce, reuse, recycle model, 2Ser radio, 29 March 2016
- Should we all go vegetarian?" GreenMail, March 2016
- Shopping overseas is costing the environment too, finder.com, 22 January 2016
- Don’t knock ‘ugly food’ campaigns – they help the fight against waste, The Conversation, 13 April 2015
- Food affordability in Sydney, Putting food on the table: 2014 Food Security Conference, 13 October 2014
- Occasional abstinence from meat, ABC Radio National Bush Telegraph 'Food on Fridays', 27 January 2012
Resource use and social change
- Food practices and behaviour change; food systems
- Waste practices and reduction (individuals and organisations)
- Consumption habits and behaviour change; collaborative consumption
- Behaviour change program design and evaluation
- Corporate social and environmental responsibility and reporting
Energy and climate change
- Operation of the electricity market (policy, regulation, practice and impact)
- Energy use and behaviour change (individuals and organisations)
- Greenhouse gas emissions (Organisational policy and practice)
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