Oshan Jayawardena is currently working on a PhD at the University of Tasmania in public policy and is affiliated with the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Social Change. The research topic for the PhD thesis is on the influence of advocacy coalitions in determining the ability of renewable energy to overcome ‘energy disadvantage’ in Australia. Oshan is also currently working for Housing New Zealand in the Wellington national office as an analyst in the organisational strategy team. Housing New Zealand is the largest social housing provider in New Zealand. Oshan’s role at Housing New Zealand involves project management and strategic planning.