Ms Kathryn Bellette

Academic Status

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kathryn has a background in environmental science, public policy, whole of government strategic planning, and education.

She has held executive positions relating to sustainable development policy and associated cross-portfolio/sector strategic planning, and integrated catchment management in the South Australian Government.

She has been a member of numerous State Government Boards, Ministerial Advisory Committees and Local Government Development Assessment Panels, with current membership of the Premier's Climate Change Council, the South Australian Pastoral Board and the Adelaide Hills Council Development Assessment Panel.

Specific interests include:

  • ecologically sustainable development policy and implementation
  • strategic planning across government portfolios/multi-level governance
  • natural resource management/land use planning/ecological economics nexus
  • environment protection/ecosystem health/human health
  • environmental science
  • community engagement, stakeholder engagement
  • education, science communication
  • bridging across science/policy
MSc.(qual), BSc. Grad Dip Ed.
Honours, awards and grants

Royal Australian Planning Institute (RAPI) SA (now the Planning Institute of Australia (SA) Award 2001, Environment and Conservation Planning category for the Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Plan

Key responsibilities
  • Lecturer, School of Environment
  • Lecturer, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Teaching interests
  • Integrated sustainable development policy across government portfolios and sectors
  • Statewide and regional strategic planning
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Integrated catchment management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Science policy communcation
  • Factors influencing policy development
Topic coordinator
ENGR9742 Standards, Ethics and Compliance
ENGR1401 Professional Skills
ENVS3742 Emerging Issues in Australian Environmental Management
ENVH7731 Sustainable Development - Health Issues
Topic lecturer
ENVS3750 Field Investigations in Environmental Disciplines
POAD9129 Environmental Policy and Governance