Celeste Young is a Collaborative Research Fellow at Victoria University who specialises in co-designed end user based research which is integrated into decision making as part of the research process. Her methodology “Working from the inside out” is transdisciplinary and supports the implementation, knowledge transfer and use of research into specific contexts. She also specialises in stakeholder workshops, systemic assessment of decision making, risk and communication. She has developed and instigated a number of successful and award winning programs, strategies, frameworks and communication materials and her work is used globally in both policy and practice.
She has worked with industry, all levels of government and the community to address the needs of practitioners and policy makers in the areas of climate change, natural hazards, innovation and transformation and diversity and inclusion. She has authored numerous reports, articles and working papers and was a Contributing Author to the IPCC Working Group II Fifth Assessment Report Chapter – Foundations of Decision Making. She has also served on the Steering Committee for The Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, The Research Advisory Committee for The Australian Institute of Financial Studies and the Board of Platform Youth Theatre. She is a regular invited speaker at both public and private forums in Australia and internationally.
Currently she is Co-lead Researcher for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Diversity and inclusion: Building strength and capability project.