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Dr

Sebastian Thomas

Lecturer (Sustainability Governance)
Carbon
Economics
Blue carbon
Human-nature interactions
policy
sustainable futures
energy
blue economy
learning for transition
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Dr

Sebastian Thomas

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation
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Dr

Sebastian Thomas

 

Dr Sebastian Thomas is a transdisciplinary researcher with a background in climate strategy, environmental management, and sustainability economics and policy. His work examines human-nature relations – the interconnected biophysical, economic, social, and policy dynamics of sustainability innovations, climate governance, and environmental governance.

In the context of global change issues – including technology, climate and environment, new economic forces, social movements and conflicts, and resource constraints – he investigates how communities can connect to global economic and policy frameworks to achieve resilient and prosperous sustainability outcomes. His research interests include the blue economy, vulnerability and resilience, ‘blue carbon’ in coastal ecosystems and its role in sustainable development, ocean governance, energy transitions, and the role of educational innovation in adapting to global challenges. Dr Thomas is a lecturer in the Office for Environmental Programs, and affiliated with the Australia-Indonesia Centre, the Australian-German Climate and Energy College, the EU Centre for Shared Complex Challenges, and the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. He has extensive experience working in the Asia-Pacific as a business leader and research scientist. He currently coordinates Sustainability Governance and Leadership (MULT90004), and supervises Master's and PhD research students. Sebastian is a Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award winner (2011) and a Wentworth Group Scholar (2013). He welcomes enquiries from firms and NGOs seeking to enhance their strategic capabilities and innovation practices, and from prospective doctoral candidates interested in high impact applied research programs. More information can be found at the Sustainability Lab website www.sustainabilitysciencelab.com.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program

2013

Wentworth Group Scholarship

2011

Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Award

3

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer (Sustainability Governance)

Science

Research Fellow

Ecosystem And Forest Sciences

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Queensland

Master of Environmental Management

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts

University of Sydney