Joy Murray is a senior research fellow with the Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) group at the School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia. Before joining ISA, Dr. Murray worked for over 25 years in education, preschool to postgraduate. She has also worked with residents of government housing estates to collaboratively develop leadership capacity. Apart from contributing to numerous journal articles, she has edited The Sustainability Practitioner’s Guide to Input-Output Analysis (2010); Enough for All Forever: A handbook for Learning about Sustainability (2012); The Sustainability Practitioner’s Guide to Multiregional Input-Output Analysis (2013); The Sustainability Practitioner’s Guide to Social Analysis and Assessment (2016), and The Social Effects of Global Trade (2018).
Anne Owen is an academic fellow at the Sustainability Research Institute at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. Dr. Owen has a background in end-use energy demand and consumption-based energy and carbon accounting using state-of-the-art multiregional input-output (MRIO) databases. Her PhD thesis was one of the first studies to compare outputs from different global MRIO databases. She is responsible for constructing the model being used to calculate UK’s carbon and material footprint--the statistics reported annually by the UK Government. Her latest research focusses on the contribution that demographic change--specifically the change in household types and household consumption--has on UK’s carbon and energy accounts. She works closely with the UK Government and not-for-profit agencies providing quantitative evidence to influence UK’s policy.
Moana Simas is a researcher at the Sustainable Energy Technologies group at SINTEF, one of the largest independent research organizations in Europe. She has a background in environmental sciences and energy systems. During her PhD in industrial ecology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, she became an expert in the development and analysis of social and environmental extensions for global multiregional input-output models. Her main research interests are macro-economic sustainability analyses, from the perspectives of the impacts of international trade on footprints and of socio-economic impacts of new policies and technologies. She has worked thoroughly on the analysis of the recent economic development and how structural changes in local and global economies have affected social and environmental footprints throughout the world. Her current work focusses on assessing triple bottom line impacts of technology change, climate policies, and circular economy strategies on local and global value chains.
Arunima Malik is an academic at the University of Sydney. She has expertise in undertaking Big-Data modelling of sustainability performance of products, processes, and organisations, and to quantify sustainability impacts at local, national, and global scales. She has carried out a range of sustainability supply-chain assessments of healthcare products, biofuel production, construction materials, global energy use, global nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions, and tourism. Her research is interdisciplinary and focusses on the appraisal of social, economic, and environmental impacts using input-output analysis. She works closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network for undertaking assessments for quantifying spillover effects in international supply chains. She is also a lead author for the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report.