Dr Sara Bice is Co-Director, Research Translation, Melbourne School of Government, and Deputy Director, Melbourne Energy Institute at The University of Melbourne. She is lucky to work with enthusiastic colleagues committed to ensuring the best university research reaches the people it needs to to make a difference.

She is President-Elect of the International Association for Impact Assessment, the leading global body for practitioners, researchers and firms undertaking all styles of impact assessment for major project delivery.

In 2016, Sara was named one of four inaugural Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Research Fellows. Her current research focuses on optimal management and policy decision-making for Australia’s underground resources. She and colleagues are also investigating the social licence to operate for Australia’s coal seam gas industry. Sara is proud to work with the Melbourne Energy Institute on questions of clean energy adoption, resources management and climate change mitigation.

She is an award winning academic writer and is available for public speaking and events. Her latest books are Responsible Mining and Public Policy in the Asian Century: Concepts, Cases and Futures (with Avery Poole and Helen Sullivan).

Sara also designs, delivers and reviews bespoke research on a project-by-project basis. Those interested in research contracts can contact her here.

She loves working with students and is committed to building the next generation of social science researchers working on social impacts of energy and resources, climate change mitigation and governance. Research students interested in supervision can contact her here.