Annolies Truman

Annolies Truman

Industry PhD project title: Net Zero Precincts Policy and Practice – Governance

RACE University and Industry partners: Curtin University; Hesperia; Development WA; Western Power; Hawaiian; Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre; Cisco

Previous education and work background:

BA; Diploma of Education; Master of Arts (Theological Studies); Master of Counselling. I have worked as an educator, counsellor and environmentalist with a long history in sustainability and person-centred and community engagement.

I have worked as a Waste Reduction Officer at South Sydney Council, facilitated community education in sustainability and taught permaculture to high school students and adults.

I have worked with First Nations, CALD and other diverse populations. I have managed teams in educational and health-care settings and have designed and delivered a staff wellbeing program in a tertiary hospital.

As part of my counselling practice, I facilitate eco-distress workshops and offer group and individual counselling for people grappling with the ecological crisis and supervision for those working in the area.

What attracted you to the RACE Industry PhD?

Long interest and involvement in sustainability. Lived experience in Net Zero Precincts. Curiosity about solutions for better NZP governance. Desire to contribute to the transition to Net Zero.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you were older?


What do you hope to achieve?

I hope to examine how governance models for NZPs enable NZ goals, facilitate effective technology transfer, and enhance end-use participation through deliberative, inclusive processes.

What are you most looking forward to?

Research, collaborating on improvements/solutions.

What innovation/change would you like to see in 5-10 years’ time?

Net Zero energy, building, transport, water and waste practices becoming normalised and integrated into all precincts.

Fun fact about you:

I love acting.

Favourite quote:

The Earth is our common home.