Dr Katrina Skellern is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Centre for Business & Social Innovation at the UTS Business School . She has over 20 years of experience in project management, policy development, program evaluation, business model innovation, community and stakeholder engagement in Australia and internationally. Katrina is currently working on a business model transformation project with the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.
Katrina completed her PhD in 2018, investigating the attributes of sustainable transitions in traditional manufacturing industry sectors in regions of Australia. Katrina also completed her Masters thesis in sustainable transitions, in the field of social housing and social policy. In collaboration with the University of Wollongong, Katrina engaged and consulted with a number of social housing tenants to understand and evaluate individual warming and cooling practices in order to develop social policy recommendations to improve energy efficiency outcomes in social housing dwellings.
In a consultancy capacity, Katrina has worked across a number of Aboriginal communities developing sport and recreation and health and wellbeing programs.
Katrina has extensive experience in qualitative and mixed-method research including focus groups, stakeholder and community consultations, survey design and analysis and literature reviews. She has worked with a range of population groups and in all Australian states and territories across metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities.
Can supervise: YES
•Business Model Innovation
•Sustainable transitions and Systems Thinking