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Julie joins Monash Sustainable Development Institute from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where she developed the Australian Government’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) data platform, consolidating government data across all goals and indicators. She also assisted in preparing Australia’s first Voluntary National Review on the SDGs. She has spent over ten years in the Federal Government (DFAT, AusAID and Attorney General’s Department), including a two-year posting to the Solomon Islands as part of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands.
In her role at MSDI Julie is a engages with a diverse range of stakeholders and looks at measuring progress against the SDGs, promoting a broad understanding of the systems that impact their delivery. She is based in Canberra.
Julie is interested in promoting Australian expertise, initiatives and technology related to sustainable development. She is also keen to understand how best to introduce sustainable concepts to the community at large: she sits in the board of a local not-for-profit organisation that seeks to support behaviour change and she writes a weekly blog covering sustainability issues. Julie has written and illustrated four children’s books on sustainability and run classes in schools covering sustainability topics.
Julie holds a Masters in International Development from RMIT and a Bachelor of Law/Arts degree from Deakin University.