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Dr Samantha Sharpe

Samantha Sharpe

Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures

BArts., Masters of Public Policy, PhD

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Email: Samantha.Sharpe@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9514 4169
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Biography

Samantha Sharpe is a research and policy professional with more than 10 years’ experience in public policy research and economic analysis. Her research focuses on regional economic development and innovation within firms and associated public policy of each. Samantha has been lead investigator on research projects funded by UK EPSRC, European Union and OECD. Outcomes of this research are policy development and industry advice around the support of innovative activity in places, the incubation of new technology, and the role public policy can play in establishing emerging markets for environment and ‘green’ technologies particularly in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Samantha is also an expert consultant to the OECD Local Employment and Economic Development Programme and the Centre for Entrepreneurship and has completed projects with the OECD on training and skills development activities with SMEs and regional transitions to green growth.

Samantha is a research associate of the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge, UK, and held senior policy positions in environmental policy and economic development in government.

Research

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Publications

Project reports

Dunstan, C., Sharpe, S.A. & Downes, J. 2013, 'Investing in Savings: Finance and cooperative approaches to electricity demand management - A scoping study for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation', [prepared for Clean Energy Finance Corporation (funding partner)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-124.
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Dunstan, C., Downes, J. & Sharpe, S.A. 2013, 'Restoring Power: Cutting bills & carbon emissions with Demand Management', [prepared for Total Environment Centre], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia.

Martinez-Fernandez, C., Sharpe, S.A., Bruyninckx, H. & Konig, A. 2013, 'Green Growth in the Benelux: Indicators of local transition to a low-carbon economy in Cross-Border Regions (OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, 2013/09)', [prepared for OECD], OECD Publishing, Paris, France, pp. 1-147.
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Martinez-Fernandez, C., Ranieri, A. & Sharpe, S.A. 2013, 'Greener skills and jobs for a low-carbon future', [prepared for OECD Green Growth Papers (2013-10)], OECD Publishing, Paris, France, pp. 1-226.

Martinez-Fernandez, C., Sharpe, S.A., Hughes, M. & Avellaner de Santos, C. 2013, 'Improving the effectiveness of green local development: The role and impact of public sector-led initiatives in renewable energy', [prepared for OECD Green Growth Papers (2013-11)], OECD Publishing, Paris, France, pp. 1-60.
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Mason, L.M., Mikhailovich, N., Mudd, G.M., Sharpe, S.A. & Giurco, D. 2013, 'Advantage Australia: Resource Governance and Innovation for the Asian Century - Final Report', [prepared for CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Mineral Futures Collaboration Cluster], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Sydney, pp. 1-94.
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Paddon, M., Partridge, E.Y., Sharpe, S.A., Moore, D.D. & Ross, K.E. 2013, 'The economic, social and environmental implications of population growth in Australian cities', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-88.

Sharpe, S.A., Moore, D.D. & Paddon, M. 2013, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Green Square, NSW', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-51.

Sharpe, S.A., Ross, K.E., Moore, D.D., Partridge, E.Y. & Paddon, M. 2013, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Melton, VIC', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-64.

Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y., Moore, D.D., Sharpe, S.A. & Paddon, M. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Mandurah, WA', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-65.

Herriman, E.J., Sharpe, S.A., Moore, D.D., Ross, K.E., Partridge, E.Y. & Paddon, M. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Playford, SA', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-56.

Sharpe, S.A., Partridge, E.Y., Paddon, M., Moore, D.D. & Lederwasch, A.J. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Blacktown, NSW', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-51.

Conference papers

Herriman, E.J. & Sharpe, S.A. 2013, 'Population and Australian cities', French-Australian Researcher Workshop: Thematic and methodological exchanges, UTS, Sydney, Australia, October 2013.

Sharpe, S.A. 2013, 'The race is not to the swift: breakthrough technology commercialization and implications for public policy', Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2013, QUT, Brisbane, February 2013 in Proceedings of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2013, ed Shepherd, D. and Davidsson, P., [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-17.
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Book chapters

Martinez-Fernandez, C. & Sharpe, S.A. 2013, 'Formal training and skills development: The state of play' in OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, (eds), Skills Development and Training in SMEs (Local Economic and Employment Development - LEED), [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], OECD Publishing, Paris, France, pp. 27-40.
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Martinez-Fernandez, C. & Sharpe, S.A. 2013, 'Innovators, exporters and new skills development' in OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (eds), Skills Development and Training in SMEs (Local Economic and Employment Development - LEED), [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], OECD Publishing, Paris, France, pp. 57-69.
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Martinez-Fernandez, C. & Sharpe, S.A. 2013, 'Overview of training and skills development in SMEs' in OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, (eds), Skills Development and Training in SMEs (Local Economic and Employment Development - LEED), [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], OECD Publishing, Paris, France, pp. 15-24.
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Martinez-Fernandez, C., Sharpe, S.A. 2013, 'Skills development on the ground: Formal and alternative approaches by firms' in OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (eds), Skills Development and Training in SMEs, Local Economic and Employment Development - LEED), [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], OECD Publishing, Paris, France, pp. 41-55.
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