Nina has more than a decade’s experience managing innovative community engagement sustainability programs. She has worked around Australia, with the Australian Conservation Foundation (GreenHome Program, winner of the 2007 Banksia Award for Education) and Environment Victoria (Multicultural Leaders in Sustainability, North Melbourne Recycle Now and GreenTown which won the 2010 national Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge). She integrated tropical sustainable residential design and behaviour change principles, managing Sustainability Programs at the Environment Centre NT and community engagement at Cairns and Far North Environment Centre. In 2016 Nina joined OEH in Sydney, managing the Community Housing stream of the Home Energy Action (HEA) Program, and recently moved into a Strategy management role in HEA.
Nina has a background in social research, a Master of Social Science – Environment and Planning from RMIT and early career experience at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne. She has a strong grounding in the design, delivery and evaluation of low-income, CALD and indigenous household behaviour change programs, as well as experience in environmental NGO management and Board membership (Environmental Defenders Office NT).
Nina will be speaking from a practitioner perspective about integrating a multiple benefits of energy efficiency framework into OEH’s HEA Program.