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Michelle Lyons
SRW Scholarship 2020

Michelle Lyons

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Australian National University

PhD title: Opportunities and risks for Australian energy exports under the Paris Agreement.

Michelle has spent the past decade working on climate change policy for the Australian Government. She most recently worked in the International Climate Change Branch of the Department of the Environment and Energy, where she led the global analytics function and supported Australia’s involvement in the G20 Climate and Sustainability Working Group. She was an emerging leader at the 2017 EU-Australia Leadership Forum and an inaugural recipient of the 2019 JWLand research fellowship for the ANU Grand Challenge Zero Carbon Energy in the Asia-Pacific. Her research will focus on the opportunities and risks for Australia’s energy exporting regions under the Paris Agreement.

Supervisor:
Professor Thomas Kompas

Craig Leon
SRW Pat Turner Scholarship 2019

Craig Leon

Services Australia

Australian National University

PhD title: Unconscious bias in the Australian Public Service: implications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment

Craig joined the Department of Human Services in 2016, having worked in four other APS departments and agencies and the ACT Government over a period of 20 years. With experience across policy, program administration and human resources in central, state and regional roles, Craig has purposely remained in Indigenous Affairs throughout his career.

Craig’s most recent role in Indigenous Employment Strategies has focused on positioning Services Australia as an employer of choice for Indigenous employees. Craig’s has combined his professional experience, qualifications in strategic HR, and interest in cultural proficiency in his research. Craig’s research will use a mixed methods approach to investigate where unconscious bias impacts practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment in the Australian Public Service. With his research, Craig’s wants to turn the organisational focus inward by investigating how Australian Government bureaucracy functions from a culturally proficient perspective.

Supervisor:
Dr Boyd Hunter
 
The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation is a partnership between The Australian National University, Charles Darwin University and the Australian Public Service.