Dr Belinda Wade
Lecturer, Sustainability and Strategy
The University of Queensland
Dr Belinda Wade is a Lecturer in Sustainability and Strategy within the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Discipline of the University of Queensland Business School and a leader of the school’s research area the Business Sustainability Initiative: Building Resilience and Adapting to Change. Belinda teaches masters level courses on Corporate Sustainability and Strategies for Sustainability and Innovation. She is also currently leading a team to develop executive education in climate change risk.
Belinda sits on the steering committee of Future Earth Australia and the local organising committee of the Sustainability Research and Innovation 2021 (SRI2021) conference taking place in Brisbane next year.
Belinda maintains an active research presence which examines organisational adaptation to sustainability issues and transitions to climate change challenges. Recent research has highlighted decarbonising actions taken within contrasting Australian industry sectors, the dynamic capabilities which can promote greater adaptation to market changes, and, potential for circular principles to be applied to water management in South East Queensland.
Belinda’s research is driven by industry problems and she actively publishes results in industry reports and popular media to extend the reach of her research, in addition to academic publications. Belinda has been the lead author on two recent industry reports Australia’s evolving energy future: preparing business through systems modelling, organisational capabilities and stable energy policy and the soon to be released report Circular Economy and the Water Sector of South East Queensland which publishes the initial results from an industry linked project led by Belinda with a team of researchers from the University of Queensland Business School and the University of Exeter Centre for Circular Economy. Belinda is a regular columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine (online) on sustainability issues, has published on the circular economy in The UK Newspaper, and was recently featured in ABC Radio National’s Future Tense program.
Prior to entering academia Belinda worked extensively within the marketing and trading areas of major energy providers, in a mix of commercial analytical, trading and managerial roles in both traditional energy and environmental product markets.