Dr Matthew Parnell

Head of Circular Economy and Life Cycle Thinking | Principal Consultant


I bring to Edge more than forty years of professional experience across industry, government, community and academia. My expertise spans climate change innovation; sustainable cities and communities (including remote Indigenous communities); sustainable circular economy;  green building; eco-design in the built and manufactured environment; strategic design and complexity thinking for sustainability practice; cultural, social and behavioural change for sustainability; sustainability transitions design and sustainability-oriented innovation.

When it comes to leadership, my approach is based on the power of working through authentic personal relationships with colleagues, clients, partners, stakeholders and the community, informed by reflective practice. I have experience working with people from the boardroom to decisionmakers, government officers, other professionals and academics; to the factory floor and the building site; across professional and academic disciplines; and across cultures, with the advantaged and disadvantaged alike.

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