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Emma Partridge

Emma Partridge

Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures

BA (Hons) (ANU), MA (UOW)

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Email: Emma.Partridge@uts.edu.au
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Biography


Emma is a qualitative social researcher with extensive experience in policy, research and consulting contexts, and high level skills in the design, direction and management of research. Her research interests focus on the social and cultural dimensions of sustainability, and the links between sustainability and social justice. She has published and given presentations on social sustainability in various contexts, including most recently an entry in the Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (ed. Michalos 2014).



Emma is also completing a PhD at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, and has recently published components of this work, on issues of evidence and consultation in Indigenous policy (Partridge 2013Partridge, Maddison and Nicholson 2012).



Emma has a keen interest in improving the quality of democratic participation and engagement. Her work has included various forms of community consultation and engagement as well as stakeholder liaison and negotiation to inform policy development and implementation. She has contributed to a major international research project on public- government decision-making for the International Association for Public Participation (2010), and co-authored two reports for the Democratic Audit of Australia (Maddison and Partridge 2007). This democratic assessment work was further developed during a one-month Visiting Guest Professorship at the University of Connecticut, and subsequently published as a book chapter (Johnson, Maddison and Partridge 2010).



Emma has extensive experience in multiple sectors. She has undertaken significant work in the local government sector on a range of sustainability, community engagement, strategic planning and indicator development projects. Most recently this includes the development of a major community indicators framework for the City of Sydney (2010-2012). She has also undertaken various research, evaluation and capacity building projects for the non-government/community sector, including for World Vision Australia, Wakakirri, the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Australia, the Cancer Council NSW and Campbell Page. In addition, Emma has considerable knowledge and experience of the public policy process and worked in various senior research and policy development roles in the state and commonwealth public sector before joining ISF. This work focused on issues relating to women, children and young people, juvenile justice and community services.

Areas of expertise





  • Qualitative social research, social and cultural analysis


  • Public participation, consultation and community engagement


  • Social sustainability


  • Intersection of environmental and social sustainability


  • Gender analysis


  • Children and young people


  • Local government


  • Capacity building for the non-government/community sector



Research

Research areas
  • Cities and buildings
  • Local government
  • Resource futures
  • Social dimensions of sustainability
  • Transport

Publications

Project reports

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.

Partridge, E.Y., Moore, D.D., Ross, K.E. & Paddon, M. 2013, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Palmerston, NT', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-72.

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.

Partridge, E.Y., Moore, D.D. & Paddon, M. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Kingborough, Tasmania', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-61.

Partridge, E.Y., Moore, D.D. & Paddon, M. 2012, 'Research into the Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Population Growth in Australian Cities: Case Study - Townsville, QLD', [prepared for Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-57.

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.

Partridge, E.Y., Chong, J., Herriman, E.J., Daly, J.G. & Lederwasch, A.J. 2011, 'City of Sydney indicator framework', [prepared for prepared for City of Sydney], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia.

Partridge, E.Y. 2011, 'How well is Wakakirri meeting its objectives?', [prepared for Wakakirri Association], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia.
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Partridge, E.Y. & West, S. 2010, 'Community indicator framework (Stage 1: conceptual approach and framework development)', [prepared for prepared for City of Sydney], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, Australia.

Prior, J.H. & Partridge, E.Y. 2010, 'The Australian experience: A comparative analysis of the effects of contamination and its remediation on individuals and communities at two Australian sites (CRC CARE Technical Report no.17)', [prepared for Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE)], Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-108.
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Riedy, C.J., Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y., Dovey, C., McGee, C.M., Atherton, A.M. & Daly, J.G. 2010, 'Household behaviour change in Queensland: Literature review and recommendations', [prepared for Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management on behalf of the Premier's Council on Climate Change], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-186.

Partridge, E.Y. & Atherton, A.M. 2008, 'What do UTS students think about climate change? survey results', [prepared for Department of Environment & Climage Change NSW, Environmental Trust], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-12.
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Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y., Lewis, J. & Brown, S. 2007, 'Group influences on pro-environmental behaviour', [prepared for Department of Environment and Climate Change], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, pp. 1-142.

Paddon, M., Carrard, N.R., Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y. & Willetts, J.R. 2007, 'Developing City Development Strategies (CDS) for Vietnamese cities: a guide to assist city leaders', [prepared for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and Organizational Capacity Development (OCD), Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-138.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2007, 'Active Transport for Childcare Centres: A Case Study and Resource for Councils', [prepared for Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, pp. 1-13.
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Partridge, E.Y. & McGee, C.M. 2007, 'Customer survey feedback from demand management and planning project investigations', [prepared for NSW Department of Planning], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, pp. 1-56.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2007, 'Food waste trial: Results of resident feedback workshop', [prepared for Woollahra Municipal Council], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, pp. 1-23.
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Partridge, E.Y. & McGee, C.M. 2007, 'Opportunities to improve energy efficiency in buildings: An energy audit customer survey and literature review', [prepared for Demand Management and Planning Project (NSW Department of Planning)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney.

Partridge, E.Y. 2007, 'Strategies to engage people in activism and advocacy: Research report', [prepared for Cancer Council (NSW)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney.
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Edgerton, N. & Partridge, E.Y. 2006, 'The economic value of Community Legal Centres', [prepared for Combined Community Legal Centres Group NSW & National Association of Community Legal Centres], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, pp. 1-24.
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McGee, C.M. & Partridge, E.Y. 2006, 'Consumer and industry perceptions of sustainable housing', [prepared for Queensland Environmental Protection Agency], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney.

McGee, C.M., Partridge, E.Y. & Lewis, J. 2006, 'Perceptions of sustainable housing', [prepared for QLD EPA], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, pp. 1-90.

Partridge, E.Y. 2006, 'Travel to childcare: A study of parents' and children's travel to four Sydney childcare centres', [prepared for South Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC), and Marrickville, Waverley and Sutherland Shire Councils], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney.

Riedy, C.J. & Partridge, E.Y. 2006, 'Study of factors influencing electricity used in Newington', [prepared for Demand Management and Planning Project (NSW Department of Planning)], Transgrid, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-114.
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McGee, C.M. & Partridge, E.Y. 2005, 'Technical resources on sustainable mixed-use development: A framework for next steps', [prepared for Australian Greenhouse Office, Canberra], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney.

Partridge, E.Y., Phadtare, I. & Edgerton, N. 2005, 'Woollahra Sustainability Plan', [prepared for Woollahra Municipal Council], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, pp. 1-106.
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Riedy, C.J. & Partridge, E.Y. 2005, 'NSW water pricing guidelines and country town communities', [prepared for The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney.
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Conference papers

Ortiz, M., Partridge, E.Y., Hawthorne, G. & Dixon, M. 2012, 'Assessment of quality of life of Australians with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease', ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress: Challenging Times for Health Care Decisions in Europe: Changing Models of HTA, Price Referencing & Integrating Social Preferences, ICC Berlin, Berlin, Germany, November 2012 in Value in Health, Volume 15, Issue 7, November 2012, Page A554, ed Drummond, M. and Mullins, C.D., Elsevier, New York, USA, pp. A554-A544.
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Chong, J. & Partridge, E.Y. 2009, 'Watering sportsgrounds during restrictions: perspectives from Melbourne Metropolitan Councils', Ozwater: From Challenges to Solutions, Melbourne, Australia, March 2009 in Ozwater '09: From Challenges to Solutions, ed Australlian Water Association (AWA),, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Australlian Water Association (AWA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-7.
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Prior, J.H., Partridge, E.Y., Plant, R.A. & Ison, N.M. 2009, 'Community experiences, perceptions of and attitudes to contaminated land and its remediation: an analysis of metropolitan and local newspapers in Australia', Australian Technology Park, Sydney NSW, April 2009.

Prior, J.H., Partridge, E.Y. & Plant, R.A. 2009, 'Community perceptions of contaminated land and associated remediation processes', 'Cleanup 09': 3rd International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference, Adelaide, Australia, September 2009 in 3rd International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference: Program and Proceedings, ed CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 62-63.
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Prior, J.H. & Partridge, E.Y. 2009, 'Experiencing the toxic city: effects of contamination and its remediation on individuals and communities in urban Australia', State of Australian Cities Conference, Perth, Western Australia, November 2009 in State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference, ed Maginn, P. and Jones, R., [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd and DiskBank, Western Australia, pp. 1-16.
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Prior, J.H. & Partridge, E.Y. 2009, 'Practitioners' views on the past, present and future of social planning in Australia', State of Australian Cities Conference, Perth, Australia, November 2009 in State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference, ed Maginn P. J., and Jones R. and Haslam-Mackenzie F.with Boruff, B., Clifton, J., Giles-Corti, B., Khan, S., Martin, G., Paulin, S., Perkins, T., Shaw, B.J., Tonts, M. and Van Niel, ., Promaco Conventions, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-18.
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McGee, C.M., Partridge, E.Y., Carrard, N.R. & Milne, G.R. 2008, 'Mainstreaming sustainable housing: policies and programs that work', World Sustainable Building Conference, Melbourne, September 2008 in Proceedings of the 2008 World Sustainable Building Conference, ed Foliente, G., Luetzkendorf, T., Newton, P. & Paevere, P., www.sb08melbourne.com, Melbourne, pp. 1-8.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2008, 'Climate change, human rights and indigenous people', 4Rs: Rights, Reconciliation, Respect, Responsibilities conference, University of Technology, Sydney, October 2008.

Partridge, E.Y. 2008, 'Gender equality: a democratic audit', Gender equality in Australia - are we going backwards, UWS, Campbelltown, June 2008.

Partridge, E.Y. & Mayo, M. 2008, 'It's all about the cups of tea: getting people involved in advocacy', Lead the Way, NSW Cancer Council conference, Sydney, May 2008.

Partridge, E.Y. 2008, 'Moving from 'tackling climate change' to 'achieving sustainability': fairness and justice in the climate change debate', Just Transitions to a Sustainable Society, Search Foundation roundtable II, Sydney, March 2008.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2008, 'Sustainability: the social dimension', School of Management, Sustainability Research Retreat, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, December 2007.

Partridge, E.Y. & Herriman, E.J. 2008, 'Understanding people's involvement in environment groups', Australian Association for Environmental Education conference, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, July 2008 in Environmental education up the track: hot topics for our community, Australian Associationn for Environmental Education, Darwin.

Partridge, E.Y. 2008, 'Women and the Australian constitution', The Brooklyn Gathering, Sydney, April 2008.

Plant, R.A., Herriman, E.J. & Partridge, E.Y. 2008, 'Community attitudes to in-situ remediation of contaminated sites', CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) Conference, Adelaide, April 2008.

Partridge, E.Y. 2007, 'Deep green, deeply ambivalent, or just like the rest of us? Young people, participation and the environment', ANZSEE Conference 'Re-inventing Sustainability: A Climate for Change', Noosa, Queensland, July 2007 in ANZSEE Conference 'Re-inventing Sustainability: A climate for change', ed Proctor, W., Australian New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Australia, pp. 1-18.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2007, 'How well is Australian democracy serving Australian women?', Women@UTS, University of Technology Sydney, May 2007.

Herriman, E.J., Willetts, J.R. & Partridge, E.Y. 2006, 'Learning together for sustainability: the value of group based peer learning', ANZSYS Conference, Sustaining Our Social and Natural Capital, Katoomba, Australia, December 2006 in Proceedings of the 12th ANZSYS Conference, Sustaining Our Social and Natural Capital, ed Attwater R, Merson J, ANZSYS, Katoomba, Australia, pp. 406-420.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2006, 'Social sustainability: challenges for the development industry', Planning Institute of Australia (Northern NSW branch), August 2006.

Partridge, E.Y. 2005, 'Introduction - theory, definitions and challenges: what is this thing called social sustainability and what does it mean for the development industry?', ISF Forum: Social sustainability and the development industry, Institute of Sustainable Futures, Sydney, July 2005.

Partridge, E.Y. 2005, 'Social sustainability and public housing', Forum of Glebe Public Housing Tenants, Glebe, September 2005.

Partridge, E.Y. 2005, 'Social sustainability: useful theoretical framework?', APSA Conference 2005, Dunedin, New Zealand, September 2005 in Conference Papers APSA 2005, ed Murphy M, Australasian Political Studies Association, ANU Website, pp. 1-15.
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Journal articles

Partridge, E.Y. 2013, 'Caught in the same frame? The language of evidence-based policy in debates about the Australian Government 'Intervention' into Northern Territory Aboriginal communities', Social Policy and Administration, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 399-415.
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Partridge, E.Y., Maddison, S. & Nicholson, A. 2012, 'Human rights imperatives and the failings of the Stronger Futures consultation process', Australian Journal of Human Rights, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 21-43.
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Herriman, E.J. & Partridge, E.Y. 2010, 'Education activities for environment and sustainability: A snapshot of eight New South Wales councils', Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 77-89.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2009, 'Climate change and Indigenous people's human rights', Human Rights Defender, vol. 18, no. 2.
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Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y. & Paddon, M. 2008, 'Planning for sustainability in NSW local government', Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-9.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2008, 'From ambivalence to activism: young people's environmental views and actions', Youth Studies Australia, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 18-25.
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Partridge, E.Y. 2007, 'Beyond earth hour', EcoGeneration, vol. May/June, no. 40.

Partridge, E.Y. 1997, 'The politics of positionality and the production of meaning: a reading of Hou Leong's "An Australian"', Law Text Culture, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 26-32.
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Books

Maddison, S. & Partridge, E.Y. 2007, How well does Australian democracy serve Australian women? Report No. 8, [prepared for Democratic Audit of Australia], Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
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Maddison, S. & Partridge, E.Y. 2007, How Well Does Australian Democracy Serve Sexual and Gender Minorities? Report No. 9, [prepared for Democratic Audit of Australia], Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
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Book chapters

Partridge, E.Y. 2014, 'Social sustainability' in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Springer Reference, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 6178-6186.
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Johnson, C., Maddison, S., Partridge, E.Y. 2011, 'Australia: parties, federalism and rights agendas' in Tremblay, M., Paternotte, D. and Johnson, C. (eds), The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Surrey, UK, pp. 27-43.
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