Susannah Powell

Melbourne Energy Institute


Susannah has had eight years of experience in business administration and engagement in her role as Institute Manager of The University of Melbourne’s Energy Research Institute (MEI). During this time, MEI has worked with areas including economics, science, engineering, law, architecture, medicine, arts and environment – to develop new energy research programs.

With a background in communications, she has worked with the Institute team to develop partnerships across the energy sector including research organisations, government, industry and not-for-profit groups. New research partnerships have been a key driver of the Institute’s growth.

She has also worked in local government on heritage projects, securing agreement and participation from local businesses and advocacy groups. She has a Bachelor of Arts History and Politics and a Diploma in Strategic Communications.

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