Dr Jenny Pope
Director of Integral Sustainability and Principal Consultant
A chemical engineer by training, Jenny’s passion for sustainability has evolved throughout her varied 25 year career in industry, government and consulting, both in Australia and internationally. In her early career worked extensively in the water and oil industries, as a wastewater treatment engineer and environmental specialist, and spent a number of years working with environmental management systems as a consultant and auditor.
A growing recognition of the importance of applying a broader sustainability focus to planning and decision-making led her to Murdoch University where she completed a PhD in 2007, in which she explored the sustainability assessment of complex and strategic projects. Jenny is now recognised internationally for her work in sustainability assessment, with a growing number of publications in the field.
Jenny’s consulting practice continues to grow and evolve. She has worked with a wide variety of organisations including local governments around Australia, state government agencies, public infrastructure providers, and the resource sector. In addition to sustainability assessment, her areas of expertise include environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), social impact assessment (SIA), community and stakeholder engagement, multi-criteria analysis (MCA), environmental management systems, and sustainability and environmental auditing.
In addition to her consulting practice, Jenny also maintains her interest and involvement in research for sustainability assessment, and her strong links with the academic sector. She is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University in Western Australia; a Tutor in sustainability leadership at Cambridge University in the UK; and an Extraordinary Senior Lecturer at North West University in South Africa. In these roles she supports Masters level students undertaking sustainability-oriented research around the world. Jenny regularly gives guest lecturers, participates actively in the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), and continues to publish academic papers based upon a process of continual reflection upon her professional practice.
Professor Angus Morrison-Saunders
Co-director of Integral Sustainability
Angus is an international leader in impact assessment, particularly EIA, SEA and sustainability assessment and has published and taught widely in these fields over a 25 year period. Angus’s research focuses on evaluating the outcomes of all forms of impact assessment and its contribution to sustainability. He has collaborated with many impact assessment practitioners worldwide and published more than 50 international refereed journal articles across the spectrum of EIA, strategic and sustainability assessment. As a consultant he provides high level advice to government in matters relating to impact assessment and environmental policy.
Angus also holds positions as Associate Professor in Environmental Science at MurdochUniversity in Western Australia and Extraordinary Professor in Environmental Sciences and Management at North WestUniversity in South Africa. He served on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) from 2005-2008 and was Chair of the Organising Committee for IAIA08, the 28th annual conference of IAIA: The Art and Science of Impact Assessment, held in Perth, Australia in May 2008. He is Co-editor of IAIA’s journal Impact Assessment Project Appraisal.
We also work in collaboration with other experienced sustainability practitioners to meet the specific needs of our clients, including specialists in:
- Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) and decision theory
- Facilitation and communication
- Stakeholder engagement