Peta  Ashworth
University of Queensland

Peta Ashworth

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Professor Peta Ashworth OAM is the Director of the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership, and Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures at The University of Queensland (UQ). Prior to joining UQ in 2016, Peta worked as a consultant to industry, as Research Group Leader at CSIRO, and in senior executive roles for the Body Shop.

Professor Ashworth is a globally-recognised expert in the fields of energy, communication, stakeholder engagement, and technology assessment. For almost two decades, Peta has been researching public attitudes toward climate and energy technologies, including wind, carbon capture and storage (CCS), solar photovoltaics, storage, nuclear, geothermal and more recently hydrogen.

The Palaszczuk Government recently appointed Peta to chair a seven-member expert taskforce charged with fast tracking the establishment of a sustainable hydrogen supply chain in Queensland.

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