Partner Investigator


Dr Georgina Kelly (NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water)

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Applied  Physiological Entomology, Botany, Zoology, Geology
PhD, Applied Biology, Agricultural Entomology

Over the last three decades Dr Kelly has been working in environmental programs for management, regulation and policy. Georgina has practiced and led science for large, regionally dispersed divisions and programs with a focus on evidence-based decisions in natural resources, climate, agriculture, forestry and mining. Her career has focused on Government environmental management and research agencies, including National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Environment Protection Authority, Sydney Water, Forestry Corporation NSW, the Department of Primary Industries (Agriculture), and the NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

Georgina has both a passion for, and expertise in, natural resource research and science leadership. She has been appointed to more than 30 national committees and senior representative roles and is acknowledged for her broad experience in environmental management, legislation, regulation and policy.

Georgina currently leads the Science, Economics and Insights Division, and provides leadership and direction in the delivery of environmental science, natural resources science, economic and socio-economic services and strategic analyses to underpin the development of policy, implementation of environmental programs and the achievement of environmental regulatory, management and advisory responsibilities. She also leads on acquisition, synthesis and delivery of environmental data, information and knowledge to government and non-government stakeholders and the public.  Using rigorous science and economics the Division works to Understand NSW- Together and delivers tangible outcomes for the community and the environment.

Georgina Kelly