Focus areas
Climate change; energy affordability; energy efficiency; sustainability

Principal, Climate Change and Energy

Damian Sullivan, who joined the Brotherhood of St. Laurence in 2007, leads the Climate Change and Energy team in the Social Policy and Research Centre.

He gained his Masters in Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne and his Bachelor of Science Honours, with a focus on geography/environmental science and philosophy, from Monash University.

Damian worked previously on the Trade, Environment and Sustainability campaign at Friends of the Earth International. He has also taught subjects in the Masters of Public Advocacy and the Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University, and presented guest lectures in the Masters of Social Policy at the University of Melbourne.

His research, policy and advocacy work focuses on the intersection of social equity and environmental sustainability, particularly the relationship between energy affordability, energy efficiency and climate change.


Selected BSL publications

Chandrashekeran, S, de Bruyn, J, Bryant, D & Sullivan, D 2023  Enabling electrification: addressing the barriers to moving off gas faced by lower-income households

Bryant, D, Porter, E, Rama, I & Sullivan, D 2022 Power pain: an investigation of energy stress in Australia