FAME Sustainability Implementation

A platform for research excellence and its translation.

The University of Adelaide's FAME (Foci And Magnets for Excellence) Sustainability Strategy provides a platform that delivers positive impacts for our State and Nation through research excellence and its translation.

Meet the team that implements the Strategy!

A team comprised of staff members has been appointed to facilitate the implementation of the Sustainability FAME strategy, and to support its development. 


FAME Sustainability Strategy Coordinating Group
Lead Role Lead
FAME Sustainability Strategy Coordinator and Chair of the FAME Sustainability Strategy Coordinating Group. Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray  

RM 1 - Resilient, healthy, and equitable communities

Seeking to reduce global inequality and promote a sustainable future by focusing on various aspects such as human rights, justice, inclusivity, indigenous voice and traditional knowledge, resilient infrastructure and planning, disaster risk reduction, and improving the well-being of vulnerable populations through better health systems.

Professor Peng Bi

RM 2 - Responsible resource production and consumption

Explore innovative systems and solutions required to improve production and consumption, ranging from extracting critical minerals to optimised food production and water use. It investigates how we can do more with less to ensure the sustainable and efficient use of a natural resource.

Professor Rachel Burton

RM 3 - Planetary health and biodiversity restoration

Focusing on planetary health, including the restoration and resilience of biodiversity and ecosystems. This includes pioneering new knowledge into planetary health, biodiversity restoration solutions, nature-based climate adaptation, and the true valuation of ecosystem services. It will also champion indigenous and traditional knowledge to strengthen ecological research.

Professor Andrew Lowe

RM 4 - Accelerated access to clean and green technologies

This mission seeks to accelerate the technology, innovation, and skills required to transform into a sustainable economy. This includes developing future fuels (including hydrogen) and low emissions technology and reducing inequality through transferable, affordable and accessible technology.

Professor Graham (Gus) Nathan

RM 5 - Effective sustainability governance and decision-making

Encouraging and enabling sustainable governance. This includes research into reimagining governance structures, responsive policy and regulatory design, mobilising green and climate finance, capacity development and behavioural change, and enhanced decision-making tools. It will also examine the co-benefits, trade-offs and tough choices required to navigate sustainability issues.

Professor Jodie Conduit

The Coordinating group is also comprised by the following members: