Lynette is an Advance Queensland Research Fellow. Her fellowship seeks to understand the sensitivity of the Queensland economy to a dual energy shock, in the form of increased costs for industry accompanied by reduced revenue for energy miners as a result of global pressure to reduce carbon emissions. The first step in this research is to develop a comprehensive energy database with assistance from Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. The subsequent research activities will be to work with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to identify measures that can help prepare for the consequences of an unexpected energy crisis and facilitate plans to foster resilience to risk related to global climate policies which will impact on Queensland’s economic and employment future.

Previously Lynette conducted research with the Global Change Institute including investigating the feasibility of using Galilee Basin coal for energy poverty reduction in India and being the researcher for the Global Change Institute’s Competitive Power Paper series. Prior to her work with the Global Change Institute Lynette researched alternative systems for carbon abatement with particular emphasis on incentives for investment in abatement technologies.

Before her academic pursuits, Lynette worked for many years in the Information Technology sector in a variety of roles including financial analysis, product management, relationship management, and financial management.