CAUL Hub Governance

The CAUL Hub is led by one of Australia’s leading urban ecologists Associate Professor Kirsten Parris. Deputy Hub Lead is Associate Professor Joe Hurley, an expert in the role of urban governance and policy to produce sustainable outcomes.

Leadership Group

CAUL Hub research activities are directed by a Leadership Group comprising experts from each of the partner institutions.

Kirsten Parris, CAUL Hub Leader, University of Melbourne

Joe Hurley, CAUL Hub Deputy Leader, RMIT

Marco Amati, Leader, Urban Systems for Liveability Project

Caragh Threlfall, Leader, Shared Urban Habitat Project

Cristina Ramalho, Leader, Urban Greening for Liveability and Biodiversity Project

Hugh Forehead, Leader, Air Quality in Australia Project

Natasha Pauli, Co-Leader, Social and Biodiversity Benefits of Urban Greening: A network of shared study sites Project

Luis Mata, Co-Leader, Social and Biodiversity Benefits of Urban Greening: A network of shared study sites Project

Cecily Maller, Co-Leader, Social and Biodiversity Benefits of Urban Greening: A network of shared study sites Project

Kylie Soanes, Deputy Leader, Shared Urban Habitat Project

Judy Bush, Deputy Leader, Urban Greening for Liveability and Biodiversity Project

Bryan Boruff, Deputy Leader, Urban Systems for Liveability Project

Billie Giles-Corti, Strategic Leadership Group

Jago Dodson, Strategic Leadership Group

Sarah Bekessy, Strategic Leadership Group

Jane Heyworth, Strategic Leadership Group

Nicholas Williams, Strategic Leadership Group

Cathy Oke, Knowledge Broker

Steering Committee

An independent steering committee chaired by Dr May Carter from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (WA) ensures oversight by key stakeholders.

Dr May Carter (Chair), Senior Policy Officer – Sport and Recreation, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (WA)

Mr Rob Turk (Deputy Chair), Senior Principal – Sustainability and Environment, Nation Partners

Mr Jason Barrow, Co-Chair, CAUL Hub Indigenous Advisory Group and Cultural Awareness Officer, Kurongkurl Katitjon, Edith Cowan University

Professor Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive, Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria

Associate Professor Joe Hurley, Deputy Leader, CAUL Hub, RMIT University

Ms Maddison Miller, Co-Chair, CAUL Hub Indigenous Advisory Group and Archaeologist, Heritage Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Dr Cathy Oke, Knowledge Broker, CAUL Hub, University of Melbourne

Ms Natasha Palich, Executive Officer, Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment CASBE), Municipal Association of Victoria

Associate Professor Kirsten Parris, Leader, CAUL Hub, University of Melbourne

Mr Troy Pickard, Former President of ALGA and Former Mayor City of Joondalup

Mr Matthew Riley, Director, Climate and Atmospheric Science, Office of Environment and Heritage

Ms Helen Rowe, Head of Innovation and Strategy, CoDesign Studio

Mr Ian Shears, Practice Lead, Urban Forestry and Green Infrastructure, City of Melbourne

Ms Lee-Anne Shepherd, Director, Science Partnerships, Department of the Environment and Energy

CAUL Hub Executive Team

Angela Bruckner, Business Manager

Isabel Kimpton, Communications Officer

Cathy Oke, Knowledge Broker