A/Professor Janet Stanley

Principal Research Fellow – Urban Social Resilience


Janet Stanley is a Principal Research Fellow - Urban Social Resilience at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, visiting Professor at the University of Hiroshima, Japan, and a Director of Stanley & Co., consultants in sustainable policy. Prior to this, Janet was Chief Research Officer at Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University.

Originally specialising in child protection and family violence, Janet now focuses on the interface between social, environmental and economic issues in climate change and sustainability, across policy, system design, and at community levels. This work particularly focuses on people experiencing social exclusion and disadvantage. Research fields include transport, land use, the 20 minute city, and urban planning, social policy and climate change, ecosystem services, and the prevention of bushfire arson. Janet has been an advisor to state and federal governments, is on the Board of charitable trust the Mornington Peninsula Foundation, and is a member of other Advisory Committees.

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