PROF John WISEMAN

PROF John WISEMAN

Positions

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Post-carbon economy transition strategies
  • Public policy
  • Sustainability transition strategies

Overview

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  • Professor John Wiseman is Deputy Director of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne and Professorial Fellow Melbourne School of Global Health. He is also a Research Fellow with the Centre for Policy Development.

    John has worked in a wide range of academic and public sector settings including as Foundation Director, McCaughey Centre, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne; Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University; and Assistant Director, Policy Development and Research, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

    The major focus of his current work is on the social and political transformations needed to achieve a rapid transition to a just and resilient post carbon society.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Institute of Public Administration Australia. Member 2004 -
  • Torch Community Theatre Project. Board member 2004 -
  • Australian Fabian Society. Research Committee 2003 -
  • VicHealth Small Research Grants Advisory Panel. Member 2003 -
  • Victorian Government Community Building Resources Service. Chair, Community Reference Group 2003 -
  • Cranlana Program. Alumni 2002 -
  • Cranlana Program (Myer Foundation). Moderator 2002 -
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence. Member, Planning Group on Research Priorities 1995 -
  • Department of Health and Community Services. Public Welfare Education Committee Member 1995 -
  • Wesley Mission. Board Member 2004 - 2006
  • Caroline Springs Education Services Steering Committee. Victoria University Representative 2003 - 2006
  • Learning and Innovation West Steering Committee. Victoria University Representative 2003 - 2004
  • Maribyrnong Strategic Partnerships Group. Victoria University Representative 2003 - 2004
  • Oxfam Australia/Community Aid Abroad. Community Reference Committee Member 2003 - 2004
  • Royal Children's Hospital and Ross Trust Early Chilhood Research Project. Expert Reference Group Member 2003 - 2004
  • Victoria University Community and International Engagement Taskforce. Member 2003 - 2004
  • National Conference on Australian Cities 'International and Australian citizen engagement strategies'. Convenor, Governance, Finance and Accountability Panel 2003
  • Centre for Union Research and Education, Victorian Trades Hall Council. Steering Committee Member 1999 - 2000
  • Community Aid Abroad, National Executive. Public Policy and Education Advisory Committee Member 1999 - 2000
  • International Working Group on Labour Market Regulation and Deregulation. Member 1998 - 2000
  • Just Policy (Publication). Founder and Editorial Member 1994 - 2000
  • Australian Council of Trade Unions Working Party on Working Time Reform. Organising Committee Member, National Unemployment Conference 1998 - 1999
  • National Aboriginal and Islander Childcare Secretariat. Steering Committee Member 1998 - 1999
  • ARC Citizenship Collaborative Research Project. Board Member 1996 - 1999
  • Charity to Industry Conference. Initiator and Coordinator 1998
  • RMIT Internet Research Group and 'Bridges and Barriers' Research Project on Community Internet. Project Convenor 1997
  • Ambulance Employees Union/Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Group/Melbourne Workers Theatre. Steering Committee and Production Team Member 1996 - 1997
  • ICSW/Oxfam International Seminar on Asia Pacific non-Government Policy Research Priorities, Kuala Lumpur. Organising Committee Member 1996 - 1997
  • ACOSS/BSL Conference on the Future of Work. Organising Committee Member 1996
  • RMIT/BSL/CAA Conference on Globalisation and non-Government Organisations. Initiator and Organising Committee Member 1996
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence. Advisory Committee Member, Future of Work Projects 1994 - 1996
  • Victorian Council of Social Service. Executive 1990 - 1995
  • Victorian Community Summit. Initiator and Organising Committee Member 1993
  • Australian Council of Social Service. Convenor, Trade and Industry Policy Working Group 1990 - 1992
  • Victorian Council of Social Service. President 1990 - 1992
  • Department of Community Services. Member, Working Group on Future of Community Services Industry 1991
  • Victorian Council of Social Service. Conveor, Organising Committee for 'Defend and Create' Conference 1991
  • Australian Democrats/Rainbow Alliance/New Left Party and Victorian Greens. Member, Work and Economic Justice Taskforce 1990 - 1991
  • Victorian Council of Social Service. Secretary 1989 - 1990
  • Oldis Avenue Child Care Centre. Secretary 1989
  • Victorian Association of Peace Studies. Executive Member 1982 - 1983
  • People for Nuclear Disarmament Victoria. Convenor 1982
  • Australian Social Welfare Union. Executive Member 1980 - 1981
  • Melbourne University. Student Welfare Officer 1978
  • Inside Welfare Conference on Poverty in Australia. Member, Organising Committee 1976

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, La Trobe University 1994
  • BSW, University of Melbourne 1978
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1976

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y