jwiseman 'at' unimelb.edu.au
Professor John Wiseman
Email: jwiseman 'at' unimelb.edu.au
Phone: + 61 3 9035 4951 ; + 61 3 (0)409 171 495
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Southern Annex, Ground Floor Alice Hoy Building (Blg 162) Monash Road The University of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria 3010, Australia
Current Research Focus:
Social, economic and political transformations needed to reduce the risks of runaway climate change and achieve a just and sustainable post carbon future.
Post Carbon Pathways: www.postcarbonpathways.net.au
Sustainability and Gross National Happiness: Bhutan GNH Centre project
Post carbon economy frameworks, strategies and transition plans; Transformation and transition studies; Development and use of wellbeing and sustainability indicators; Relationships between climate change knowledge, attitudes and actions; Impacts of climate change on health and wellbeing.
• PhD, Latrobe University (1994)
• Bachelor of Social Work, Melbourne University (1978)
• Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne University (1976)
• Sam Richardson Award (2004) for most important or influential article published in Australian Journal of Public Administration
• Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Achievement Award (2001) for development of Victorian Government integrated policy framework, Growing Victoria Together.
• RMIT University Quality Award for outstanding contribution in Teaching and Learning (1999)
• Lelio Basso International Prize for Political and Economic Alternatives (1998).
• Foundation Director, McCaughey Centre, VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
• Moderator, Cranlana Program, Myer Foundation
• Professor of Public Policy and Foundation Director, Institute for Community Engagement and Policy Alternatives, Victoria University
• Assistant Director, Policy Development and Research Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government
• Associate Professor, School of Social Science and Planning, RMIT University
• Head, Department of Social Work, RMIT University
• Visiting Fellow, Centre for Research on Work and Society, York University, Toronto
• Centre for Cultural Partnerships, Victorian College of the Arts
• Academic Board, University of Melbourne
• Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab
• Australian National Development Index
• Thermometer Foundation for Social Research on Climate Change
• Wesley Mission
• Safe Climate Australia
• Torch Community Theatre
• Victorian Council of Social Service (Chair)
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria; Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria; Department of Education and Training, Victoria; Victorian Local Governance Association; Victorian Health Promotion Foundation; Victorian Council of Social Service; Department of Premier and Cabinet, South Australia; Victorian Auditor General; Melbourne Community Foundation.
6 books; 20 peer reviewed articles, 25 book chapters and 30 major policy and research reports including:
• Wiseman, J. and Edwards, T. ‘Post Carbon Pathways: A critical overview of plans and strategies for achieving a rapid transition to a just and sustainable post carbon future’, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and Centre for Policy Development, 2012 (forthcoming).
• Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J. ‘Climate change, catastrophe and transformation: The necessity and possibility of a post carbon future’, Arena Magazine, April 2011
• Wiseman, J. and Edwards, T. ‘Climate change, resilience and transformation: Challenges and opportunities for local communities’ in I. Weissbecker (ed.) Climate Change and Human Wellbeing: Global Challenges and Opportunities, Springer, NY, 2011.
• Fritze, J., Wiseman, J. and Williamson, L. ‘Community engagement and climate change: Learning from recent Australian experience’, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010, pp134-147.
• Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J. ‘Liveable and Just: A toolkit for local government to address the social and equity impacts of climate change’, Victorian Local Governance Association, Melbourne, 2010.
• Wiseman, J. ‘Dancing with Strangers: Understanding the Parallel Universes of Academic Researchers and Policy Makers’, SSA/ANZSOG Discussion Paper No. 11, May 2010.
• Biggs, C., Ryan, C. and Wiseman, J. ‘Distributed systems: A design model for sustainable and resilient infrastructure’, Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne, March 2010.
• Cox, D., Frere, M., West, S. and Wiseman, J. ‘The development and use of community wellbeing Indicators: Learning from Community Indicators Victoria’, Australian Journal of Social Issues, May, 2010.
• Fritze J. & Wiseman J. ‘Climate Justice: Key Debates, Goals and Strategies’ in J. Moss (ed), Climate Change and Social Justice. MUP, Melbourne, 2009.
• Wiseman J. and Nolan T. 2008. ‘Climate transformation: the next revolution in public health?’ Journal of Public Health. 30 (4): 362-363.
• Bourke, S., Blashki, G., Fritze, J. and Wiseman, J. ‘Hope, despair and transformation: climate change and the promotion of mental health ad wellbeing’, International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 2: 13, 2008.
• Brasher, K. and Wiseman, J. ‘Community Wellbeing in an Unwell world’, Journal of Public Health Policy, Vo. 29, No. 3, 2008, pp. 353-365.
• Wiseman, J. ‘Designing public policy after neo-liberalism’ in Smythe, P. Reddel, T. and Jones, A. (eds.) Community and Local Governance, UNSW Press, Sydney, 2005.
• Adams, D. and Wiseman, J. ‘Navigating the Future, The Development and Implementation of Growing Victoria Together’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 62, No. 2, June 2003, pp. 11-23.
• McBride, S. and Wiseman, J. (eds.) ‘Globalisation and its Discontents’, Macmillan, London, 2000.
• Wiseman, J. ‘Global Nation: Australia and the Politics of Globalisation’, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1998.
• Wiseman, J. ‘Alternatives to oppressive globalisation’ in Lelio Basso International Foundation, Prize for Economic and Political Alternatives, Lelio Basso Foundation, Rome, 1998.