Culture and sustainability
About Professor Janet Stephenson’s research
Janet is a social scientist whose work focuses on societal transitions to a sustainable future. She considers that complex sustainability challenges require the integration of multiple forms of knowledge and expertise, and for this reason most of her work is with multidisciplinary and/or multicultural teams. Her research seeks to deliver insights and solutions through collaborations with end-users such as communities, iwi organisations, councils, businesses and government agencies.
She has led several major research projects in Aotearoa relating to energy, mobility and climate change, and has longstanding research collaborations in Norway. Janet has led the development of the cultures framework, a novel theoretical approach to investigating societal change, which has been widely adopted around the world.
For the past 10 years Janet has been Director of the Centre for Sustainability, an interdisciplinary research centre which hosts many externally funded research programmes, staff and postgraduate students. She serves in an advisory capacity for a variety of programmes and organisations within Aotearoa and internationally.
This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee & juice.