ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Dr Simon Wright

Dr Simon Wright

Having recently completed his Doctorate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS, Simon is keen to continue his research into large scale sustainability transitions. A major focus of this work has been the role of key actors such as government and business and how they can accelerate societal transitions to more sustainable alternatives. The contexts of this research are also of interest, in particular the transition to renewable energy and the role of communities, as well as the potential for the circular economy as a solution for waste reduction and resource optimisation.

Research Interests

  • Sustainability transitions
  • Renewable energy
  • Environmental innovation
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Circular economy
  • Role of government

Bachelor M.A, (Hons), Edinburgh University, 1988

MBA, Nottingham University, 2006

PhD UTS, 2020

Peer Reviewed Papers

Wright, S., Sharpe, S., & Giurco, D. (2018) Greening regional cities: the role of government in sustainability transitions. In Sustainable Development Research in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 327-343). Springer, Cham


Wright, S., (2013) Sustainability: the business perspective. University of Nottingham.