about Lisa

Dr Lisa Heinze is an author, researcher and academic with expertise in incorporating sustainability into today's lifestyles. She is also one of Australia's leading authorities on sustainability in fashion and completed research with the University of Sydney, where she is a key researcher with the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI), on the state of sustainable fashion and pathways toward a sustainable fashion industry. At the SEI Lisa also acted as the academic project lead for the development of the University of Sydney's sustainability strategy.

Photo by Stephen Blake                                                                                  

Lisa's book, Sustainability with Style, was first published in 2012, positioning her at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement in Australia. Some of her pro-bono work includes being a co-founder of Clean Cut, Australia's sustainable fashion council, and a committee member of Fashion Revolution in Australia. She has taught and spoken extensively on topics of fashion and sustainability in academic settings, industry forums and community workshops.

Lisa  has a background in marketing and consumer behaviour, including work on a range of iconic global consumer brands, and has completed academic research on sustainable consumption and barriers to climate change action. She has previously led the marketing team for the Green Building Council of Australia and sat on the organising committee for Australia's annual Green Cities events. She is a sustainability commentator and has even been on stage at TEDxSydney.

Lisa is available for sustainability communications strategy, tailored workshops and presentations.

Sustainability strategy development, Sydney Environment Institute
Researcher and lecturer, University of Sydney
Director of Sustainability, Manly Food Co-op
Committee Member, Fashion Revolution
Co-founder, Clean Cut Fashion
Organising committee member, Green Cities
Workshop design and facilitation: Sustainable Fashion & Living, Conscious Consumption, Sustainable Packaging, and more

PhD, Fashion and Sustainability, University of Sydney
Master of Cultural Studies (MCS), University of Sydney
Bachelor of Business/Marketing, University of Utah